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The man who created the first pop-up ad says 'sorry'

"I'm sorry. Our intentions were good."<p>Ethan Zuckerman was a designer and programmer for the early web-hosting service Tripod.com when a car company freaked out. The unspecified manufacturer had bought a banner ad on a page that "celebrated anal sex," and was not too pleased at the association of …

GTA 5 Online 1.16 Update 'Arriving On Tuesday with New Solo Missions, Planes and Suits'

That latest from GTA 5 tipsters is that gamers should expect the GTA 5 1.16 update this Tuesday. The update is said to contain the "San Andreas …

Lenovo exec on why you're probably not using one of his phones... yet

If you look around now, chances are you won't spot a single Lenovo smartphone nearby. Unless you're in one of the 15 countries -- mostly in emerging markets -- where the company's been rolling out its mobile devices since last year. JD Howard, the VP of Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business …

Daily Roundup: PlayStation 4 test drive, Moto G unveiled, Jawbone Up24 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> …

Mozilla has no plans to sell consumer Firefox phones in the US

It looks like most folks in the US have a long wait ahead of them before they can take Firefox OS for a spin. Despite ZTE's plan to design a bigger and better phone for release in the country in 2014, Mozilla exec Mitchell Baker tells <i>CNET</i> that there are currently no plans to launch in the US just …

'Xbox On' command powers up and logs in Xbox One in just 13 seconds

The second major console launch this year is still just over a week away, but the folks at Microsoft are showing off another feature of the Xbox One. This video demonstrates its ability to turn on and log in using only your voice (for comparison, the PS4 can be turned off with a voice command, but …

Intel will open its own retail pop-up stores later this month (video)

Following the path of Apple, Samsung and its old friend Microsoft, Intel will reach out directly to customers by opening up its own retail stores. <i>Laptop Magazine</i> attended an event this evening where Intel exec John Wallace explained a bit about the Intel Experience Store plan, and mentioned the …

IBM preparing to launch a Watson cloud service, lease out APIs to developers

Need a little help from a supercomputer? You just might get it: IBM is getting ready to release a more powerful version of its Watson supercomputer, and it'll be available for rent. According to the <i>PC World</i>, the company is working on a Watson-based cloud service that developers can use to build …