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Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

BBM for iPhone and Android is now out and we've already managed to have a play with both apps after persuading BlackBerry to push us to the front of …

gdgt's best deals for October 21st: MakerBot Replicator 2, Nikon D800

<i>Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the best deals they've found right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offers,</i> …

Netflix tops 40 million customers total, more paid US subscribers than HBO

Netflix's results for the third quarter have arrived and one of its most important numbers, the total amount of US subscribers (not including trial accounts), has reached 29.93 million, more than HBO's last count of 28.7 million. Last year at this time it had notched 25.1 million US customers, and …

Energy storage lights up: 420 projects worldwide

Pass the doobie brah. Energy storage technologies — from batteries to compressed air to flywheels — have hit 420 projects internationally, according …

Through Nokia, Microsoft may soon have another 6 mobile devices for sale

At a Tuesday event in Abu Dhabi, Nokia(s nok) is expected to launch a half-dozen new mobile devices running on Microsoft(s msft) software. The plans …

Social Video Broadcasting Startup Spreecast Comes Out Of Beta With A New Design

It’s been two years since we first wrote about Spreecast, a startup that allows anyone to create live, social video broadcasts. After all that time, it’s finally coming out of beta and doing so with a big new redesign.<p>Spreecast was launched as a platform for enabling users to quickly and easily …

Netflix Q3 earnings show 40M registered users, growth isn't slowing - Pocket-lint

Netflix is out with its Q3 financial earnings, which show growth isn't slowing down for the video streaming giant. The company beat analysts' …

Customers

Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network

<b>Facebook is allowing videos showing people being decapitated to be posted and shared on its site once again.</b><p>The social network had introduced a temporary ban in May following complaints that the clips could cause long-term psychological damage.<p>The US firm confirmed it now believed its users should …

Social Media

BBM app coming back to Apple App Store and Google Play today

BBM is back, for some. BlackBerry(s bbry) on Monday announced that its BBM app for iOS(s aapl) and Android(s goog) devices will be making its way …

Microsoft has a fix for your Surface RT

After releasing and subsequently pulling a buggy version of Windows RT 8.1 from the Windows Store, Microsoft is offering a fix to affected users. Redmond has released instructions for restoring those devices that involves creating a USB recovery drive among other things. If doing it DIY seems a bit …

Argos MyTablet Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Argos MyTablet?<p>The Argos MyTablet is a 7-inch Android tablet hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Tesco Hudl and steal away some …

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BlackBerry resumes BBM launch for Android and iOS

BlackBerry is at last ready to resume its paused BBM rollout for Android and iOS. The instant messaging client should reach the App Store, Google Play and certain Samsung Apps portals within the next few hours. Not everyone can start chatting right away, however. To prevent a repeat of last month's …

Microsoft releases fix for bricked Surface RT tablets, following faulty Windows 8.1 RT update - Pocket-lint

Following a faulty Windows RT 8.1 update for some Surface RT users, Microsoft has released a fix for those whose devices bricked.<p>"We have made …

UK cyber defence unit 'may include convicted hackers'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1021000/1021409_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534409796_b9ef8992df4f34d10565853d75876ea2<p><b>Convicted computer hackers could be recruited to the UK's cyber defence force if they pass security vetting, the head of the new unit has said.</b><p>Lt …

Cyber-attacks

Insert Coin semifinalist: Mr. Postman brings snail mail to your smartphone

As a general rule, we're in favor of any gadgets named for one of our favorite girl group jams. We've also got a soft spot for those projects looking to send a little love in the postal service's direction -- lord knows it can use it. Mr. Postman, naturally, fulfills both of those quotas. The smart …

The iPad 2 is Apple’s most widely used tablet

Second time’s the charm for Apple(s aapl), at least as far as the iPad is concerned. A new study from Localytics shows that the iPad 2 is still …

This horrible acronym could be great news for your connected gadgets

I’ve been avoiding this conversation for a long time, but there’s no getting around it. We need to talk about 6LoWPAN. This unwieldly, nested acronym …

Microsoft repackages websites as Windows Phone apps in bid to lure developers

What do you do when your conventional strategies for attracting mobile app developers haven't always been successful? If you're Microsoft, you build web apps. The company tells <i>ZDNet</i> that it has been repackaging dozens of popular websites as Windows Phone apps in an attempt to get the site owners to …

Google’s Maps Engine Pro Aims To Help Small Businesses Visualize Location Data As Easily As They Make A Pie Chart

Today, at Google’s San Francisco offices, Google introduced Maps Engine Pro, a utility that allows small businesses to use Google’s location tools to create maps out of location databases.<p>There will also be a mobile app available for Android initially to allow users to edit and create these maps on …

Daily Roundup: Surface 2 review, Google's Project Shield, LG's Chrome OS fixation and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Strong growth sets the stage for Netflix’s next international expansions

Netflix announced Monday that it now has more than 40 million subscribers worldwide, compared to less than 30 million just a year ago. A significant …

With Project Loon, Google is engineering a mobile network in reverse

Google may be sidestepping questions about Project Loon at its earnings call, but it has no problem fielding queries about its ambitious – and more …

Yahoo To Launch Consumer Tech Site With Help Of New York Times’ David Pogue

Yahoo is planning to launch a consumer tech website with the help of long-time NYT columnist David Pogue.<p>The news comes by way of Brian Stelter, another NYT writer, who reports via Twitter that Pogue announced his new plans in an internal memo at the New York Times.<p>David Pogue has also confirmed …

Convicted hackers could help fight cyber crime in the UK

Former hackers could be recruited to join Britain’s new cyber defence force, Philip Hammond has said<p>Convicted computer hackers could be recruited to help fight cyber crime in the UK, Philip Hammond has claimed.<p>The Defence Secretary said he would consider allowing former criminals to join the new …

Crowdfunding the arts in South Africa

<b>Money for a Monteverdi melody, and Bach for their buck. The Cape Consort is a Cape Town-based ensemble in search of investment to help them put on a concert.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Rwanda targets knowledge economy<p>Why tech giants are investing in Africa<p>Nigerian shoppers warm to …

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Must See HDTV (October 21st - 27th)

This week the MLB's fall classic kicks off as the Red Sox face the Cardinals. If you're not a baseball fan there's still other things to look forward to, with plenty of horror-related Blu-ray releases and the requisite cheesy Syfy movie arriving in time for Halloween. The Nerdist himself Chris …

Netflix Tops HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers As Members Stream 5 Billion Hours Of Content In Q3

Today, Netflix posted its third-quarter earnings, with the streaming video provider exceeding analyst projections thanks to strong subscriber growth in which it added 1.3 million domestically. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells said in a letter to shareholders this afternoon that the …

BlackBerry’s BBM Will Hit iOS And Android Today, One Month After Botched Launch

Hey, remember when BlackBerry was going to officially roll out BBM for iOS and Android a few weekends ago only to be stymied by technical issues? At the time it was yet another dark mark on BlackBerry’s already sketchy record, but things are finally starting to look up. The company confirmed on its …