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8 frugal habits that helped me become — and stay — a millionaire

There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in The Washington Post, "That's about 5% of the U.S. adult population (241 million in 2014), or one in 20. Rarefied, yes; exclusive, no." Though the population numbers have gone …

14 ways to save money by thinking like a millennial

With the rise of smartphones, there are now a bunch of ways to cut costs by embracing a more mobile lifestyle. There are apps that will let you invest with no fees and subscriptions that can help you rack up big discounts on everyday items like food. There is also a wealth of entertainment you can …

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Have a broken Xbox One disc drive? Fix it with punches (Microsoft says: Don’t do that)

Some early Xbox Ones are having issues with their disc drives. When players insert a game into the Xbox One, the system can’t read it, and it makes an awful-sounding grinding noise.<p>Microsoft is sending out replacement consoles for those experiencing the issue, but that will take time. For the …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season<p>As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting …

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Here's what high-end smartphone speakers could sound like in 2014 (ears-on)

Not all smartphone speakers are created equal. Last year, we were blown away by a prototype NXP audio chip that boosted volume (but not distortion) through the use of feedback circuitry. The chip monitored a speaker's behavior in real-time so that it could be pushed to the limit without creating …

Eric Schmidt praises Myanmar's mobile efforts, but says North Korea hasn't called back

Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, was at the Chinese University of Hong Kong earlier today to launch a local entrepreneurship program with the institute. As a man who believes in free and open internet to aid startups and innovation, the exec was happy to give an update on North Korea and …

Kinect eye patch for Xbox One will protect what's left of your privacy

If you couldn't bear the original Kinect staring at you all day every day, then you're going to be doubly unappreciative of the upgraded Kinect 2.0 module that comes with the Xbox One. Fortunately, as with the 360, a straight-forward fix is just a few dollars away. Accessory maker PDP has a …

AIRO wristband tracks not just sleep, exercise and stress, but also what you eat

There are fitness wearables that track steps, gauge your quality of sleep and monitor your stress, but few combine all three. As for keeping track of what you eat, most people still resort to old-fashioned food diaries and calorie counters. The AIRO wristband, however, aims to measure all of the …

Microsoft shows off Xbox One dashboard and multitasking in latest video

Microsoft focused on big name games in its "Invitation" ad last week and now it's turning its attention to the Xbox One's entertainment and multitasking abilities. In a video entitled "Meet Xbox One," the company highlights the console's dashboard but also its Kinect integration, demonstrating …

Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar

McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appear from nowhere, and as I sit inside a company car, waiting to get waved through one of many security …

Firefox plugin reveals how your internet browsing is being monitored

If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you can put a name to the faceless entities observing your every move. Mozilla has released Lightbeam, a …

Cover promises contextual lock screens and smarter task switching for Android

Lock screen replacements for Android aren't exactly new -- some even come as part of a larger overlay that customizes your home screen experience entirely. However, few lock screen replacements do as much as Cover, a new invite-only solution that launches today, promises to do. Not only is Cover …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

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Farewell, and thank you

It's been a pleasure. An absolute pleasure. Over seven years ago, I gave up nights, weekends, and nearly every waking hour I could find in order to write about technology for anyone who would read it. Engadget was but two years young, but I had every intention of helping it to last well beyond the …

Alt-week 10.12.13: water found in deep space, lonely planets and Juno's fly-by

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>If this week's gaggle of science news gives you a neck ache, we apologize. That's because we're fully up amongst the stars, with three different tales of astronomic endeavor. Water-bearing space rubble, …

Qualcomm's brain-like processor is almost as smart as your dog

Biological brains are sometimes overrated, but they're still orders of magnitude quicker and more power-efficient than traditional computer chips. That's why Qualcomm has been quietly funneling some of its prodigious income into a project called "Zeroth," which it hopes will one day give it a …

Dragon Quest series coming to Android and iOS this winter

If a Metal Slime handset wasn't enough mobile-based <i>Dragon Quest</i> news for you, Square Enix has more to share. The firm recently announced that it's bringing the first eight <i>Dragon Quest</i> titlesto Android and iOS, in sequential order, starting this winter. What's more, the company also revealed a new …

Avegant's head-mounted virtual retinal display offers brilliant definition, we go hands-on (video)

We've never seen a product quite like this, and for Avegant, that's very good news. The startup's prototype virtual retinal display (VRD) delivers insanely sharp definition and a realistic image even with low-resolution sources by projecting directly into each eye using an array of two million …

Scientists calculate the speed of free-roaming dark matter

When dark matter is the most pervasive substance in the universe, it's important that we know how quickly it can move. Thankfully, Syracuse University scientists may have just found that speed. By comparing distribution in the early universe with what we see today, researchers now estimate that …

TellSpec identifies food ingredients and calories using science, magic

Some of us can't eat gluten, while others need to stay away from certain fats. Mealtime can be incredibly stressful for people with dietary restrictions -- especially when dining out -- since manufacturers aren't always required to report all ingredients, specifically when dealing with trace …

Lavabit was under FBI pressure to decrypt Snowden connections, court reveals

When Lavabit shut down in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, it left a big question unanswered: just what did the US government want that was supposedly so egregious? Thanks to newly unsealed court documents obtained by <i>Wired</i>, we now know much more of the story. The FBI had served Lavabit an order …

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 edition)

If you want your product to sound like it belongs in the future, why not name it <i>after</i> the future itself? Taking a page from the auto industry, Samsung named its new Galaxy Note 10.1 for the coming year, dubbing it the 2014 edition. And, judging from what we've seen of the new Note so far, it's …

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch is also a phone, incorporates Fleksy keyboard (hands-on)

While most smartwatches like the Pebble and the Galaxy Gear can't live up to their true potential without the assistance of a smartphone, the Omate TrueSmart is a full-fledged calling and texting machine right out of the box. We've seen a couple of other such smartwatches of course, but the …

Dragon Quest Metal Slime smartphone revealed by DoCoMo, looks more metal than slime

Atop a pile of gold coins, in a treasure chest. This is how you present a Dragon Quest collaboration smartphone to the Japanese public.<p>5<p>Coverage: Engadget Japanese

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Voltaic Switch solar bag powers your tiny tablets with sunlight

Voltaic's solar bags sure can be useful, but not everyone likes lugging a laptop or a 10-inch tablet around while on a holiday. It's a good thing the company has developed the new Switch solar bag specifically for smaller slates like the iPad mini, so you don't pull a muscle carrying a 6-pound …

Gaming the system: Edward Thorp and the wearable computer that beat Vegas

"My name is Edward Thorp."<p>"My name is Edward Thorp."<p>"<i>My</i> name is Edward Thorp."<p>It's 1964 and Edward Thorp is on the television game show <i>To Tell The Truth</i>, sitting alongside two other well-dressed men also claiming to be Edward Thorp, a man so adept at card counting that he'd been barred from Las …

AR firm's prototype Glass app makes you an amateur car mechanic (video)

Developer Metaio knows a thing or two about augmented reality, and building on the magic of its Audi eKurzinfo app, it's created some prototype software for Google Glass that straps a car's instruction manual to your face. Instead of relying on markers, GPS or point-cloud processing, the Glass app …