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Google's Smart Watch Will Launch In June

Like with the Nexus line of smartphones, LG will be taking care of the hardware details of the watch while Google designs the software. The watch will debut at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco.<p>Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now …

AT&T and T-Mobile HTC One KitKat update should rollout 'shortly'

<b>Update (2/23):</b> After first going live for T-Mobile yesterday, the update has now started rolling out via AT&T’s network as well!<p>Following on the heels of Sprint and Verizon, it looks like Android 4.4.2 KitKat is on its way to the T-Mobile and AT&T versions of the HTC One!<p>According to Mo Versi, …

Vapor Corp's biometric vaporizer unlocks with a fingerprint

What if you could password-protect your cigarettes? It sounds like a dumb idea, unless you're a smoker with kids at home. Vapor Corp, a publicly-traded company that makes a line of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, and vaporizers, has introduced a very early prototype of what it's calling a "biometric …

What I wish I had known: 16 student tips on how to find a job

<i>The Globe and Mail Student Advisory Council is composed of university and college students and recent graduates talking about life on Canadian campuses and in the classroom.</i><p>1. Most employers would rather train someone they like than work with an experienced person whom they dislike.<p>2. Let your …

Always-on meMini camera wants to prevent lost moments

LAS VEGAS -- The meMini wearable camera wants to help capture those spontaneous moments that tend to get lost unless you happen to have a CCTV pointed at you.<p>Meant to be clipped on to clothing and left on, the $249 meMini is always recording. When something interesting happens, you simply press the …

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Introducing the Best of CES 2014 finalists!

CES 2014 is only just officially beginning, but the show has already been an eventful one for us. To select finalists for the Best of CES Awards, Engadget's senior editors have been pounding the pavement at the Las Vegas Convention Center to find top contenders for the 13 categories in the running, …

CES 2014: Liquipel-Treated Clothes Can't Get Wet [Video]

Your suede is saved!<p>Now that Liquipel has saved our phones (and apparently earbuds and Jamboxes) from watery deaths, they're out to save your wardrobe, too. At CES this year, the company is announcing that its water (and muck) repelling treatment is coming to fabrics. They're working with labels to …

Nation Turns Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge

One weather map tells the story.<p>Check out the National Weather Service's map of the Lower 48 for Monday night. If you need to know just how much of the nation's going to be freezing (or well below!), it offers a bone-chilling picture. Anywhere in the blue-to-purple shades is going to be cold — and …

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

Wilson Electronics' new 4G signal booster doesn't care about carriers

Wilson Electronics is only interested in one thing: boosting cellular signals for those starved of bars. The company's also quite fond of Vegas, and for the third year running, it has made the trip to CES with fresh hardware in tow. Previously, Wilson's boosters have been able to enhance the signal …

Pebble Steel smartwatch leaks: metal & Gorilla Glass version on the way (Update: Announced)

If you like the functionality of the Pebble smartwatch but are less keen on the plastic finish, it looks like you won’t have long to wait for a metal version. We’ve seen a couple of leaks of the Pebble Steel, seemingly the exact same innards as the existing Pebble watch but with a stainless steel …

In 2014 the next billion will access the mobile internet—at $20 a handset

For the first time ever, in 2013 smartphones outsold feature phones, and the dean of Silicon Valley tech investing, Marc Andreessen, says that within three years you simply won’t be able to buy a non-smartphone. But what proportion of phones in use right now are smartphones?<p>Less than half, is the …

Google Wants To Bring Android To Cars This Year

Google is trying once more to innovate in the automotive space by putting Android in cars. The firm announced Monday it has partnered with several automakers and tech companies “that share a vision for making technology in the car safer, more seamless and more intuitive for everyone.” The resulting …

Colorado's Pot Shops Say They'll Be Sold Out Any Day Now

A few days into the experiment, the new world of legal-recreational-marijuana sales in Colorado appears to be a big success — so much so that pot …

Arctic Blast to Set Record Low Temperatures, Create 'Dangerous Situation'

It's January and it's supposed to be cold, but temperatures plunging below zero and are expected to set records across the country as tens of …

eBay-Backed Snapdeal Introduces Same-Day Delivery In India

On Monday morning, the Indian online marketplace Snapdeal introduced its same-day delivery service, putting pressure on rivals Flipkart and Amazon who launched their next-day delivery service a few weeks ago.<p>To start out, Snapdeal is rolling out the service in Delhi and the National Capital Region …

CES 2014 - looking from the outside in - day 1

<i>Chantelle Bellrichard is a journalist from Vancouver who will be imparting a fresh perspective on our CES experience. You can follow her on Twitter here. This is her story – day one.</i><p>CES 2014 may not be officially underway but the crowds have already amalgamated. Tonight it’s a Mandalay Bay …

T-Mobile to buy unused Verizon spectrum in deal worth over $3 billion

T-Mobile has agreed to buy 700 MHz A-block spectrum from Verizon Wireless for $2.365 billion. The sale will also see T-Mobile transfer certain AWS and PCS spectrum licenses with a value of around $950 million to Verizon, bringing the price for the deal to more than $3 billion.<p>Licenses for the …

Gamification could be the (expensive) way to get your kids to brush their teeth properly

If you’ve ever despaired of getting your kids to brush their teeth properly without close parental supervision, Kolibree may have the solution: a smartphone-linked toothbrush that reports back to an iPhone or Android app how well they did, and creates family league tables to turn tooth-brushing …

Dolby Vision: the future of TV is really, really bright

Can an audio giant revolutionize the TV industry?<p>Over the past few years TV manufacturers have been incorporating a parade of new technologies with one goal in mind: getting customers into their local Best Buys to pick up a new television. 3D, 4K, curved screens; the list goes on, but ultimately …

Netgear wants to replace your cable box with a Chromecast-sized Android dongle

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Honey, they shrunk the cable box: Netgear (S NTGR) introduced a new TV dongle called the NeoMediacast, also known as NTV300D, …

Pirate Bay plans new 'anti-censorship' browser

The Pirate Bay's own PirateBrowser web browser has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since its launch in August 2013, but the filesharing site is already working on a successor.<p>PirateBrowser was designed to help people access The Pirate Bay and other torrent services even if they were blocked by …

Samsung’s entire new tablet lineup leaks ahead of CES debut

Samsung’s early 2014 tablet lineup won’t be official until Monday afternoon when Samsung is scheduled to show off all of its new gadgets during the …

Mobile Phones Set To Reduce Banking Branches In 2014

This is the year that mobile banking will really make a dent in branch networks, according to James DeBello, CEO and president of Mitek, a company that is helping make that happen. It introduced remote deposit capture — take a picture of a check with your smartphone and send the image to your bank. …

Google joins with GM, Honda, Audi for Android-powered cars

Google has launched a partnership with carmakers General Motors, Audi, Honda, and Hyundai, as well as with chipmaker Nvidia, to bring the Android operating system to vehicles in 2014.<p>The group, called the Open Auto Alliance, aims to marry Android's widespread use and app support with openness and …

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App developers see wearable devices as next big thing | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught fire yet, but that hasn’t stopped mobile game developers from rushing to create apps for the new devices, eager to seize what they hope is the next big moment in consumer …

Sensoria brings fitness tracking to socks

Sensoria is bringing fitness tracking to garments other than bracelets and pedometers with its new line of smart socks.<p>The new Sensoria Fitness Socks help track your fitness thanks to the special sensors stitched into each sock. They’re able to track you number of steps, speed, calories burned, …

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

Read this before you take $450 from AT&T

AT&T T, -1.41% is willing to pay T-Mobile TMUS, -0.27% customers $450 to switch carriers. It’s clearly a tempting offer, but analysts say T-Mobile …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …