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Unofficial app makes PlayStation 4 to PC streaming a reality

Sony's had its Remote Play tech in one form or another since the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but it didn't truly take off until its implementation on PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita handheld. But that's kind of wasted when nobody is buying the Vita and it's getting zero love from its …

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It's not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn't …

Apple's Giant iPad Pro Is Coming on November 11, Report Says

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Snapchat just reserved the rights to store and use all selfies taken with the device

Think that picture you're about to send is temporary? Think again<p>The beauty of Snapchat is that the photos only last for a few seconds, unless your friend decides to screenshot them.<p>Even then, you get a notification, so can know exactly which photos of you are owned by someone else.<p>However, now, …

PlayStation sent PewDiePie a custom controller in a birthday cake

It’s good to be PewDiePie. Not only did Felix Kjellberg top Forbes’ list of the highest-paid YouTube stars, bringing in an estimated $12 million over …

Satechi’s new compact USB-C hub adds 3 USB ports + SD card slots to single-port MacBooks

<b>Update:</b> Reviewed here.<p>We’ve already seen several crowdfunding campaigns for USB-C hubs to expand the capability of Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook, which features a single USB-C port for connecting accessories, and Satechi is joining the scene with its own USB-C hub available now.<p>Available in three …

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Hands-on with Motorola's shockingly sturdy Droid Turbo 2

Motorola's new Droid Turbo is here, and its arrival might be a tough pill to swallow for Verizon customers who just shelled out cash for a new Moto X. After a bit of hands-on time, though, it's clear that the Droid Turbo 2 has plenty of compromises of its own.<p>Gallery: Hands-on with the Droid Turbo …

You can ride a bear in 'Rayman' creator's PS4 game, 'Wild'

We haven't heard much about <i>Wild</i>, the new game from <i>Rayman</i> creator Michel Ancel, since its announcement in August 2014. It was a highlight of Sony's Gamescom press conference that year, offering a fantastical, open-world landscape filled with ferocious beasts and strong warriors, and then it …

'Gran Turismo Sport' for PS4 will award real prizes

At long last, <i>Gran Turismo</i> is coming to the PlayStation 4... and you'll have more reasons to play than just the usual graphics and gameplay updates. The newly unveiled <i>Gran Turismo Sport</i> will have two FIA-sanctioned championships running throughout the year (one for countries, one for manufacturers), …

If you code Android or iOS apps, Engadget wants YOU!

While the web is where most of Engadget's over 20 million monthly readers get their fix, we also bring the goods through our Android and iOS apps. That's why we're looking to hire two talented engineers in San Francisco who can help reinvent our apps and make them better than ever! You can get the …

These images show the natural beauty of women all over the world

Mihaela Noroc, a 30-year-old Romanian photographer, knows that there’s much more to beauty than what is displayed in glossy fashion magazines. To …

23 emotions people feel but can’t explain

THESE WONDERFUL WORDS come from the <i>Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows</i>, “a compendium of invented words” by graphic designer and editor John Koenig. He’s …

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South Korea 'fires shots at North Korean boat'

<b>South Korea's navy has fired shots at a North Korean boat that strayed into its waters, the Yonhap news agency reports.</b><p>Five shots were fired at 15:30 (06:30 GMT) on Saturday when the patrol boat crossed the de facto maritime border, Yonhap, South Korea's largest news agency, said.<p>North Korea …

North Korea

5 Reasons "The Last Witch Hunter" Is The Most Vin Diesel Movie Ever

Here's a breakdown of the Fast & Furious star's latest Vinity project.<p>Some actors who've been part of long-running franchises long to break out and do something different — indies, romantic comedies, personal films.<p>Not Vin Diesel.<p>When Diesel isn't jumping cars through skyscrapers, he just wants to …

Movies

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

Want to learn a new language? These are the hardest ones for English speakers.

SO YOU WANT TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE? Great! Aside from being an incredibly useful skill that will open up much of the world to you, being bilingual …

Language Learning

4 uncomfortable truths about living in Portugal

1. Portugal’s interior is for sale, and we are losing our traditions and environment because of it.<p>The need for money and higher-paying jobs has put …

Europe

Top 10: Iconic Places to Photograph

Recently I was asked if I could name a “bucket list” of iconic places in the world for photographers. It didn’t take long. Certain places attract photographers like magnets attract iron filings; we are drawn to them without quite knowing why. Nor do we absolutely have to know. For some of us it …

Travel Photography

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.<p>writer

National Parks

Spotify's Daniel Ek on Competition, Controversy and Crossing Over Into the Mainstream

Jason DeCrow/SpotifySpotify has more than 24 million users, and it has converted more than six million of them into paying subscribers. The biggest …

Profit

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …