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7 Clever Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Clever devices to make your life easier.<p>These smart tech devices do things you might never have thought possible — or even imagined — until now.

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<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> …

Editor's Letter: The secret is out

<i>In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.</i><p>This week's Distro includes our first hands-on looks at Apple's new iPhones, the 5c and 5s. And you should read them -- and check out our hands-on videos. But I'm not going to be spoiling anything by …

See Watch Dogs unboxed as you watch dogs humping in GTA 5

If you haven't already guessed, this Week in Gaming arrives with a bit of a theme. You see, we don't think man's best friend gets enough celebration …

An Architecture Firm Packs Serious Style Into A Skinny Footprint

NatureHumaine turned the close quarters of a Montreal street into a collaborative space.<p>Architects, or the famous ones at least, have a reputation for neglecting the needs of their clients. And there are many, many leaky roofs in the history of the practice that give credence to the claim.<p>But …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

Phonebloks: A modular phone you update a piece at a time

One of the most annoying things about some smartphones (and other gadgets) is that they don't have removable batteries. Or you can't upgrade the memory. Or once the screen breaks, that's it, game over. Or you have found another phone with, say, a camera that better suits your needs. You have to …

Epic Battle Between Two House Cats

(YouTube link)<p>Yeah, it's a fight of sorts, between two cats who can't be bothered to even stand up. And they are easily distracted, and have to take …

Philips announces loads of Bluetooth speakers, including this Sound Tower. Plug your iPod in one and it plays stereo http://t.co/jFYdO6oyNg

How to: Organize your iPhone apps with less logic, more usability

It’s the very definition of a “first world problem”: you have way more iPhone apps than you ever expected to use, and finding the one you want is becoming more and more of a chore. So much so that you’ve resorted to using the search screen to find them by name – which is clunky and doesn’t help …

Watch Dogs - NEW 14 Minute Gameplay Demo - Eurogamer

ASUS Zenbook UX301 will have 2,560 x 1,440 touchscreen beneath Gorilla Glass 3 case (video)

The ASUS Zenbook Infinity first showed off its icy Gorilla Glass-clad curves at Computex back in June, and now it's resurfaced in a video that's making the rounds ahead of ASUS' press conference here at IFA. Incidentally, the video hints at a new name -- the Zenbook UX301 -- and also clarifies most …

Alleged iPad 5 Case Parts Leak In Video, Show Much Smaller Device Footprint Vs. Current Retina iPad

Apple’s supposed next-generation iPad case components are on display in a new high-definition video from Unbox Therapy, showing a design that is clearly inspired by the iPad mini. This agrees with what we’ve heard and seen from previous leaks, but until now it’s been hard to get a solid grasp on …

Gamescom 2013: a recap of the week's news

It's true -- we <i>already</i> gave Gamescom 2013 a quick wrap up, but now that the sun has finally set on the show's public days, it's time to look back on the past week and sift through the madness. Upon closing the Koelnmesse's doors, Gamescom announced the show's final numbers: over the course of five …

New Nexus 7

While everyone waited on an iPad mini with retina, Google and Asus went ahead and did one better. Presenting the new Nexus 7, an affordable 7-inch …

'Xbox One is Kinect,' so don't expect one without the other

It can be difficult to remember every controversial Xbox One policy that's been established and/or redacted since the console was announced, but …

Kinect

Kapture will hold people accountable or replay a minute of your life

Much like Google(s goog) can settle a bar argument with the tap of a finger, a device launching on Kickstarter might stop fights over …

Xbox at Gamescom 2013: a focus on games big and small

The launch of a new game console is a fairly unique event in this industry. Unlike a smartphone or tablet, you don't see a new one released every year, or even every five years, and you likely don't have to worry about it feeling outdated a few months after you buy one. This year, we're getting …

How to find Android tablet apps

Say what you will about Android(s goog) versus iOS(s aapl), but there’s no denying Apple has managed to cultivate a high-quality, vibrant ecosystem …

Vivo X3 smartphone stuffs air gestures and high-end audio into a 5.75mm-thick shell (video)

Did you think Huawei's Ascend P6 was a slim smartphone? It has nothing on BBK's just-unveiled Vivo X3. Despite a 5-inch (if 720p) screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front 5-megapixel shooter and a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, the X3 measures a wafer-like 5.75mm thick in its blue variant. …

Call-making, GPS-capable smartwatch scores Kickstarter backing

A new smartwatch that can make calls, send texts, access web content and do GPS navigation, independently of a smartphone, has achieved its modest …

iRobot gives Mint mopping 'bot a new lease on life as the Braava

Wondering what would become of the plucky Mint 'bot after iRobot swept up its creator, Evolution Robotics? The company clearly thought it was time for a name change -- it's the iRobot Braava from here on out. The cleaner has inherited its older sibling's good looks, from the square build to the …

Daily Roundup: Xbox at Gamescom, Project Spark, Hot Watch hands-on, 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> …

Pandora's iOS and Android apps get sleep timer, might protect against data-limit night terrors

Having relinquished the 40-hour mobile listening limit (at least, starting September), Pandora's added a new sleep timer to its apps too. It's probably a lesser issue, given Pandora's aforementioned announcement, but the improvement (apparently coming direct from its users) should ensure that …

Motorola Touchless Control App Arrives In The Google Play Store

Motorola has today launched their new Motorola Touchless Control App into the Google Play Store making it now available for a number of smartphone to …

New Bungie Destiny Gameplay And Details Trailer Released (video)

Bungie developers of the new Bungie Destiny game have released a new gameplay trailer for their awesome looking game which is currently under …

Game Trailers

Modus III iPad Office Desktop Workstation Unveiled (video)

iPad owners that carry out work from their Apple tablets might be interested in a new concept called Modus III has been launched over on the …

Gear & Gadgets

PS4 menu screen demo

The experts at CVG.com take a closer look at the PS4 menu screen's amazing new 'live' function.<p>Dan Dawkins of ComputerandVideoGames.com explains exactly what we saw <b>Sony</b>'s Shuhei Yoshida doing during his demo at the Gamescom 2013 convention in Cologne, Germany.<p>Users will now be encouraged to appear …