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Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua rolls out to the US via Amazon

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua has been rolling out slowly, initially in the UK, and Sony has also announced a Canadian launch sometime later this month. That leaves the question of: when will the US get it? Sony has not issued any information about a US launch, but Amazon has different plans. For $349, …

Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia’s smartwatch before it was killed

Images of the Microsoft Moonraker, a codename for the smartwatch, surfaced on a Tumblr blog today and were discovered by Evan Blass. The Tumblr is run by Microsoft design employee Pei-Chi Hsieh, and <i>The Verge</i> understands the images were made for marketing purposes rather than just concept art. …

10 Kid-Friendly Projects You Can Build Now

Stuck at home and bored with the kids? Why not try out one of these easy-to-follow plans for building your very own toys?<p>Stuck at home and bored with the kids? Why not try out one of these easy-to-follow plans for building your very own toys?

Nokia's Here Maps arrives on Android

If you've been looking for a big-name alternative to Google Maps on your Android phone, your moment has come. After weeks of testing, Nokia has officially released Here Maps on Google Play. The experience will be familiar if you sideloaded earlier versions. While it's not as multi-talented as …

12.2-inch iPad Pro could be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple is expected to announce a huge iPad in early 2015, and a new report details some of the tablet’s specs.<p>According to the reliable Japanese site Macotakara, the larger iPad (or ‘iPad Pro’, as it’s been dubbed by the press) will feature a 12.2-inch display and improved stereo audio. The device …

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Top iPhone apps gone free for

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

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These Photos Show America in Ruins

This fascinating collection of images depicting abandoned sites across the country takes you on a journey through a different side of America, filled with rust, peeling paint, and stillness.<p><i>A trolley graveyard where dozens of train cars sit decaying.</i><p>The charred façade of a once-grand resort, the …

Israel closes Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors

Israel on Thursday ordered the first full closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City in 14 years, in a move denounced by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as “tantamount to a declaration of war”.<p>The closure of the religious site, venerated by both Muslims and Jews, came after …

Objekten Is An iPhone Kickstand On Your Keychain

Our smartphones have redefined our lives in ways that we may not think about carefully at first. For example, we pull out our phones to share …

10 of the Best, Worst, and Craziest Phones Nokia Ever Made

Microsoft began ushering in a new mobile phone era last week by phasing out the Nokia branding from its flagship devices. With the brand destined for a software-only future, we have rounded up the best and worst creations ever to leave Nokia's doors.

Apple Built A SIM Card That Lets You Switch Between AT&T, Sprint, And T-Mobile

Whoaaa — here’s an interesting bit that went unmentioned in today’s Apple announcement: Apple has seemingly built a SIM card that lets you jump between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile without having to swap it out (or, more annoyingly, track down/purchase a new SIM card when you want to switch …

BBM Getting Ephemeral Timed Messaging

BlackBerry has announced a new update is a-comin’ to BBM, with a couple of privacy- and control-focused features in tow.<p>The Canadian company is following in the footsteps of numerous messaging apps with an ephemeral ‘timer’ feature, a trend that was popularized in recent years by Snapchat.<p>With the …

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months.<p>For security purposes, the …

We got our hands on the Apple Watch

The rumors, flying for many moons now, have turned out to be true. Meet Apple's first wearable, the aptly, if uncreatively, named Watch. While the name's a bit mundane, Apple's making a big effort to make the thing as customizable as it can, with two sizes, three materials and a slew of different …

Meet Engadget's new buyer's guide picks: The iPhone 6, Moto X and more!

Here at Engadget, we make good on our promises. So when we say we're going to be updating our buyer's guide more frequently, well, gosh darn, we mean it. Roughly two months after we re-launched the guide, we're adding a bunch of new gadgets, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the new Moto X, HTC …

Help us pick 10 Insert Coin semi-finalists from this list

Each of the top 10 semi-finalists for this year's Insert Coin competition will get a $1,000 travel stipend <i>and</i> a spot on our showfloor at Expand NYC. So, we really want to make sure they're projects you'd want to see in person. To make that happen, we're putting the decision in your hands -- we've …

Will.i.am's Puls wristband has its own 3G, support from AT&T

Will.i.am has just revealed the Puls at Dreamforce 2014, a smartwatch that doesn't need to be tethered to a phone to send texts, emails or make and take phone calls. In fact, Will kept saying it's not a watch, because smartwatches don't typically come with SIM cards, which the Puls does have, along …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: the best big-screen phone you can buy right now

What began in 2011 as a brand-new phone category has flourished into one of the most popular in the world. Smartphones with big screens (phablets, to some) are now ubiquitous, but it all started with an odd device called the Samsung Galaxy Note. At 5.3 inches, it was a behemoth for its day -- and …

Toyota Showcases New FT-1 Concept Dressed in Graphite (video)

Toyota is seriously teasing us with their ever-changing FT-1 concept. So back in January, they first unveiled the FT-1 concept at the Detroit Auto …

CarKarPlay display mirrors your smartphone on your dashboard

Remember the good old days when mini Bluetooth keyboards just became a thing? Then you may recall a brand called iPazzPort, who is now launching what appears to be the world's first wireless display dedicated to mobile devices. Much like the brand, the device itself is just as awkwardly named: …

5 Expert Grilling Tips for Better Holiday Cookouts: DIY Guy

There are few subjects that can incite an argument as quickly as how best to grill food. It seems that everyone has a preferred, surefire method for grilling the perfect meal. And that's especially true of guys.<p>(Photograph by Merle Henkenius)<p>There are few subjects that can incite an argument as …

Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch pops up at Best Buy two weeks early

You don't have to wait until Motorola's September 4th event to get more details regarding the Moto 360 smartwatch, it seems -- Best Buy appears to have the scoop over two weeks early. The big-box retailer has posted a product listing for the timepiece that appears to reveal many (though not all) of …

Pushbullet updated with cross-device copy/paste

Platforms and electronics continue to merge as services become available across all our devices, but the separation between gadgets continues to be cumbersome. In the midst of this cloud revolution we get a little treat called Pushbullet, an app that allows us to share notifications (and now other …

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The Bike That Can't Be Stolen

On the militarization of police and more.<p>(Photo Credit: Yerka Project/Facebook)<p><b>Today in ingenious humans around the world</b>, three engineering students at Chile's University of Adolfo Ibáñez have designed a bicycle that cannot be stolen. More than novel for mere wow's sake – this is no two-way …

How to Make a Head in a Jar Prank

Are you ready for April Fool’s Day? No? Then you better get your head in the game- literally with this super funny and slightly creepy DIY Head in a …

Automatic Cordless Tire Inflator

Inflate your tires quickly and easily anywhere you might need it with the Automatic Cordless Tire Inflator. The drill-like inflator has a lithium-ion …

Review: Mixbag Transforming Bag

The nice folks from Mixbag sent us over a sample of their awesome transforming bag to try out and review. What makes this bag unique is that it can …

Wrap it Up: Neoprene Cable Management

Keep all your unruly cables in check with the OmniMount OECMS Neoprene Cable Management. Instead of a tangled rat’s nest of wires going every which …

The Solar Velomobile Lets You Pedal Or Roll To Your Destination

Solar power is the dream of many car owners. To be free of gasoline, to be able to just power up your car by leaving it outside and keeping the roof …

Take a look at HP's luxury smartwatch

Despite their utility, smartwatches remain a geeky niche item thanks to a certain lack of <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. However, HP is partnering with a retailer called Gilt to build an Android- and iOS-compatible smartwatch that may finally tick the style box, thanks to US designer Michael Bastian. He'll take …