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Eye-Fi's Windows desktop receiver means you can say goodbye to the SD-card reader

We've always been fans of Eye-Fi's wireless cards, but the fact that we still used an SD-card reader to pull the files to our desktops always rankled. Thankfully, the company is addressing that gripe with the Windows Desktop Receiver for the Eye-Fi Mobi, which launched earlier in the year. The new …

Microsoft touts eye-tracking study as proof of Google’s EU antitrust naughtiness

Google(S goog)’s EU antitrust adventure is getting a bit repetitive – the company proposed concessions and was told to try harder, then Google tried …

HP intros EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 business Ultrabook, refreshes its Revolve convertible with LTE

Now that HP's unveiled its holiday lineup, it can turn its attention back to more evergreen products -- you know, like business laptops. Today, the company announced the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1, the successor to its current enterprise Ultrabook, along with the EliteBook Revolve G2, a slightly …

Asus announces 4.3-inch PadFone mini, plans to bring PadFone line to US next year

After introducing the PadFone Infinity in September, Asus is back at it with the PadFone mini. What’s more, Asus CEO Jerry Shen told Engadget that …

Qualcomm Toq review: a brief glimpse at the future of smartwatches

The perfect smartwatch is deceptively simple: give it a great, always-on, glanceable display. Make it last for days on a charge. And for goodness’ sake, make it <i>look good</i> — it’s on your wrist all day, after all. You can’t hide it in your pocket like you do a phone.<p>No one’s yet figured it out and …

Walmart to Sell iPhone 5c for $27, iPhone 5s for $127 Beginning Friday

Walmart will begin a holiday sale on Friday that will see the retailer drop price of Apple's iPhone to just $27 with a two-year contract, reports the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. Though the iPhone 5c is normally priced at $99, Walmart and other retailers have been selling the phone at a discount since shortly …

How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

Internet Archive brings bygone games and programs to the browser

One of the inherent downsides of technology's rapid advancement is how much of its history gets left behind with each new plateau we reach. However, the great minds at the Internet Archive (IA) have come up with a way to not only preserve our past, but make it accessible via the Javascript MESS …

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Valve’s Steam Machines Won’t Be “Console Killers,” but Here’s How They Could Shake Up Gaming Anyway

Valve’s announcement yesterday of Steam Machines — hackable gaming hardware running its new Linux-based SteamOS — prompted the usual questions: How …

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The $400 Deltaprintr Is A Cheap Way To Make Really Big 3D Prints

Another day, another 3D printer. This time we have a model that comes from SUNY Purchase College where they are working on a laser-cut, compact 3D printer that can make extra tall models simply by swapping out a few pieces.<p>The printer pumps out plastic at 100 microns, a more than acceptable …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel …

Microsoft 'committed' to original Xbox One plans, reveals new 'Home Gold' sharing features

Microsoft had originally planned to let Xbox One users share any games digitally, but a backlash over the used games policies and online check forced the company to reverse most of its promising plans. Although disc-based games can no longer be converted into digitally shareable copies, Microsoft …

When wearable tech makes you smarter -- by zapping your brain

"I am concerned about the safety of allowing brain stimulation devices loose on the public, without prior efficacy or safety limits." <br>--Mark George, Medical University of South Carolina

China's 'Leftover Women' Desperate to Find Mr. Right

Joy Chen is a superstar in China, the champion of young women known as "leftovers" -- those who are still single in their mid-20s and scorned by …

Apple signs chip manufacturing deal with TSMC in effort to distance itself from Samsung

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to build chips for its mobile devices. TSMC will begin producing chips for Apple starting in 2014, but Apple will continue to rely on Samsung as the primary supplier for its mobile processors …

Internet pioneers to collect first Queen Elizabeth Prizes

Sweden has the Nobel Prize, Japan the Kyoto Prize, and the United States the Pulitzers. Now the royalty of the United Kingdom has its own contribution, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, and those who made the Internet possible are sharing the award for 1 million pounds.<p>The queen will …

How Microsoft Wants To Empower Gamers To Create Worlds With “Project Spark”

<i>Project Spark</i> was announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference and as of today is available for beta registration. The game allows players to build …

Peering pressure: The secret battle to control the future of the internet

There is a fierce battle going on to control the future of the internet, and consumers are the innocent bystanders.<p>Reports have been filtering in …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

Your Guide To Agency Name Pronunciations And Origins

Have you ever looked at some of the alphabet-soup names of creative agencies and wondered whether one was meant to be read as an acronym or a string of letters? Well, if so, this short video is not the best way to figure it out.<p>“The Agency Pronunciation Guide” is a one-joke video, sure, but it’s a …

HTC shrinks the One’s perfection with the HTC One ‘Mini’

What do you get when you take the best Android phone and shrink it? The best <i>small</i> Android phone, probably.<p>Estonian gadget site forte.delfi.ee has unearthed a smaller, mid-range version of the HTC One phone. Dubbed the HTC One Mini, this more petite device comes with a 4.3-inch display, 2GB of RAM, …

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Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

13 Traits That Make a Photographer “Professional”

This appears to be a big week for Yahoo! with their $1 billion Tumblr acquisition announcement followed by a number of changes to their Flickr …

Wacom’s Cintiq 13HD Is A Whole Lot Of Drawing Tablet Packed Into A Smart Little Package

If you’re a graphics professional, you know Wacom. The company consistently puts out the best in digital art tablets, and over the past year has announced and released a variety of improvements to its top-end Cintiq gear. The Wacom Cintiq 13HD is the most portable of the line, which features …