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The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

Feedback Loop: Building PCs, running headphones and more!

The leaves are starting to change color and the air is getting cooler, signaling that fall has finally arrived. You know what else has arrived? Feedback Loop! This week's edition features the Engadget community discussing the benefits of homebuilt PCs, recommending affordable running headphones, …

Re/wind: Inside Apple's Secret Labs, Post-IPO Alibaba/Yahoo and More

Look at Apple's artificial butt to see how it simulates sitting on an iPhone.<p>Hello there!<p>If you missed the big headlines, don’t fret! Here’s the news that powered <b>Re/code</b> this week:<p>Two weeks ago, Apple announced its newest product line. One week ago, it was selling millions of new devices. This past …

Decrypting Google: Don't be modest

AS A service, Google has become indispensable to people's interactions online. As a business worth $400 billion after 16 years, its success has been breathtaking. Yet in terms of management, it has set up radically different ways of organising itself from those of traditional businesses. Few people …

Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered water vapor on a planet the size of Neptune located 124 light-years from Earth, marking the first such discovery in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system that is smaller than Jupiter.<p>Called HAT-P-11b, the exoplanet -- as alien planets are called -- is about …

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Facebook Further Reveals Plans for Internet-Connected Drones

Yael Maguire, engineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, doesn't like to use the word "drones" when it comes to "beaming" Internet to the …

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

Smartphones are not only changing the way we watch films, but also the way we make them. When director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money filming his documentary feature <i>Searching for Sugar Man</i>, he took a punt: he decided to shoot the remaining shots on his iPhone using an 8mm Vintage Camera app. It …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

U.S. Casinos Introduce Faux Online Gaming in Wait for the Real Thing

At the online version of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, customers can play nearly every game and buy credits that build up reward points for merchandise …