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Hapifork review: eat slower to eat better

I'm a fast eater. I've tried to become one of those people that takes more than ten seconds to eat a slice of pizza, but I’m still usually done before my friends have even made a dent. I need to slow down, though, and not just for my own peace of mind. A 2010 study published in <i>The Journal of</i> …

iOS 7 massively expands Bluetooth support for smartwatches, fitness trackers, other devices

Using a Pebble or any other smartwatch alongside iOS isn't nearly as convenient or user-friendly as it should be, but thankfully Apple plans on fixing that come fall. As part of iOS 7 (and OS X Mavericks), the company is greatly broadening its support for Bluetooth, a huge boon for smartwatches, …

Engadget Giveaway: win an iPad mini and Nike+ FuelBand, courtesy of WalkMe!

It may be April Fool's Day, but believe us when we say this is no joke -- we would never kid you when it comes to another chance to win awesome stuff. It's actually the second birthday of WalkMe, and the website guidance tool wants to celebrate by offering a 16GB WiFi iPad mini and Nike+ Fuelband …

Line Adds French & Brazilian Portuguese Versions Of Its Messaging Apps As It Goes After South America & The U.S.

Line, the messaging-app-cum-social network that started in Asia but has spread beyond its home turf to amass more than 100 million users globally, has just added French and Brazilian Portuguese versions of its Android and iOS apps as it looks to continue ramping up its global user-base. It already …

Sony Patent Reveals Google Glass Competitor With A Head Mounted Display For Each Eye

Watch out, Google. A recently published patent application reveals that Sony’s head mounted display glasses are progressing down the evolutionary path rather nicely. What once amounted to just wide-eyed concepts, this latest patent filing, a continuation patent filed on November 14, 2012, shows …

Thermodo Reveals New Stretch Goals, Outside Developer Support And Backer Reward Levels

Tiny smartphone thermometer accessory Thermodo is on a funding roll, and it hopes to keep things going with new backer levels that it has shared exclusively with TechCrunch. Two new colorways are in development for funding milestones, as well as Windows Phone app support, and now third-party …

Google To Send Out Invites To Its Glass Explorer Program Over The Next Few Days, No Word On When It Plans To Ship Them

Google just announced that it will send out invitations in the next few days to those who participated in its #ifihadglass campaign. Later this week, it will contact those who had the best ideas through Google+ and Twitter and invite them to purchase Glass for $1,500 and then pick up their devices …

Google's Android unit reportedly building a smartwatch

According to a recent report from <i>The Financial Times</i>, Google might also be getting into the smartwatch game. And unlike Glass, which was developed in the company’s experimental X Lab, the watch (not pictured above) is said to be under development by the Android unit, possibly indicating that Google …

LG rumored to be building its own smartwatch to compete with Apple, Samsung, and Google

Apple, Google, and Samsung are all rumored to be building their own smartwatches, and LG is the latest manufacturer to reportedly join the fray. According <i>The Korea Times</i>, LG is currently developing both a smartwatch and another wearable computing device described as something similar to Google …

Uber releases first Windows Phone and BlackBerry 7 apps, redesigns Android offering

Windows Phone users now have a native app to reserve cabs and black cars using Uber. The new app, released today for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8, allows users in cities where Uber operates to track nearby cars available for hire, set a pickup, and pay using a credit card, just like the …

Spotify previews new Windows app, bringing its web interface to the desktop

Spotify has begun testing a new version of its Windows app, bringing its web interface to the desktop. Currently, the new app is only available to a small set of users, but it marks a shift towards a format used by rival streaming services like Rdio, with Spotify borrowing from its the …

250 million users play games on Facebook each month, developers have earned $2 billion

Facebook took to the Game Developers Conference today armed with some new statistics that reinforce the company's standing as a popular hub for casual gaming. Over 250 million users are playing games on Facebook.com each month, with roughly 20 percent of the social network's daily visitors taking …

Some Pebble smartwatches bricking after shutdown, company replacing faulty units

It appears that Pebble's smartwatch is officially feeling its largest growing pain since debuting just two months ago. A five-page long (and growing) thread on the company's forum has some owners describing a bug that's leaving their Pebbles pebbled bricked after shutdown. Pebble's Eric Migicovsky …

Evernote 5 hits Android with revamped camera, shortcuts and tweaked UI

Evernote has finally brought its Android client up to par with its iOS counterpart, pushing it to version five. The update, which just hit the Play store, includes a mild face lift that offers more contrast between notes and other UI elements, as well as a few new icons with a bit more depth and …

Insert Coin: MiiPC promises a kid-safe Android PC that allows surfing, gaming for $99 (video)

<i>In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.</i><p>If there's one thing that smartphones have taught us, it's that small devices can surf the …

Google+ update for Android and iOS adds Snapseed editing, always-on location option

Snapseed quickly took on Google+ integration after it was acquired by Google. It's now Snapseed's time to return the favor. An update to the Google+ apps is introducing basic image editing (currently for iOS only) and, yes, those seemingly inescapable retro filters to get just the right effect …

DICE+ launches $99 developer kit, pre-orders for $40 consumer model start this summer

Game Technologies, the Poland-based company behind the little electronic die that is DICE+, has just announced a $99 developer edition that bundles a transparent-cased model along with its software development kit. As a reminder, the DICE+ is an inch-sized rubberized cube packed with Bluetooth, an …

Pebble 1.9.1 firmware update arrives to resolve shutdown woes

Some Pebble owners were understandably perturbed when their smartwatches seemingly went dead after a shutdown -- that's not the best first impression of an emerging technology. Some credit is due for a rapid turnaround, however, as the Pebble team just delivered a 1.9.1 firmware upgrade that should …

BMW and Mini cars add iOS integration for Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn

BMW hasn't been quite as aggressive in pushing smartphone app integration as American counterparts like Ford or GM, but it certainly knows how to make up for lost time: the Munich automaker just greenlit tie-ins with the iOS apps from Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn. Plug in a device and it …