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Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

Remember that Hour of Code event we mentioned earlier today? The one that had President Barack Obama hosting a computer science workshop at the White House? Turns out the president used the event to mark a new milestone in American history: He's now the first US president to write a computer …

Bionic Bra automatically boosts and loosens to keep your breasts in place

Hey ladies. Let's have a bit of girl talk. Specifically, let's talk about boobs. Both you and I know that shopping for bras is a pain. They almost never fit perfectly, they're awkward to deal with and worst of all, they can be damned uncomfortable. Probably the worst culprit is the sports bra, as …

Unboxed: Sony's 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 is gorgeous, rare and sold out

Nostalgia is a powerful tool and Sony knows exactly how to wield it. You need only glimpse the 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 in real life to fully comprehend that. The limited edition console, which comes with an "original gray" paint job, patterned faceplate and colorful PS logo that …

Engadget Daily: Gear VR goes on sale, upgrading your soccer life, and more!

Samsung's Gear VR is officially the first virtual reality headset on the market, but what does that mean? And should you buy it? Ben Gilbert sat down with the company's VP/GM of immersive products and VR Nick DiCarlo to find out. That's not all we have on deck, though -- read on for Engadget's news …

Every Black Friday tech deal we've found

We're tracking all the tech deals you'll want to know about for Black Friday this year. Keep coming back to this page to see the latest discounts you'll be able to snag.<p>Black Friday is always a massive shopping day in the US, but this year retailers are lining up earlier than ever to get their …

Shopping

Reddit helps make the best gift ever for a new mom

New dad Ernst Berlin wanted to give his wife Agnes the perfect present for her first post-baby birthday, so he turned to Reddit. The results are extraordinary.<p>Ernst Berlin was looking for the perfect birthday present to give his wife Agnes for her first birthday since she gave birth to the couple's …

Motherhood

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Now Available for Pre-Order

Apple has begun accepting online pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 in the United States and several other countries around the world. Rumors have suggested that initial supplies of the iPad Air 2 might be somewhat constrained, so prospective buyers should make their purchases as …

Kickstart This Customizable Light-up Bluetooth Speaker

Put a singles Waves unit on your desk and it can create an ambient light show that syncs to your music. Connect the device to your social media …

Missing one-handed typing on your iPhone 6/Plus? One Handed Keyboard brings it back

If you love your new iPhone 6/Plus but find yourself missing the convenience of one-handed typing, One Handed Keyboard may be the third-party keyboard for you. It’s a system-wide keyboard exactly the same size as the one on the older and smaller iPhones so everything will feel familiar. The …

Sony Wants to Sell 200,000 PlayStation 4s a Year in China

On the heels of Microsoft selling 100,000 Xbox One systems in China, Sony has confirmed, according to <i>GamesIndustry International</i>, that they are …

Get Your LG G Watch for Just $159.99 at Best Buy

If you’re looking to pick up your first Android Wear watch, and you’re not too concerned with having anything super fancy, then the original LG G …

Verizon FiOS Jumps to First Place in Netflix Streaming Speed Rankings

All the way back in February we learned that Netflix was planning to pay Verizon for a streaming speed boost, similar to the deal it had just inked …

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to Arrive in 36 More Countries and Territories by End of Oct.

Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in 36 additional countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, …

Leaked Images of iPad Air 2 Components Show A8X Chip, Touch ID Sensor

There are just a few days left until Apple’s October 16 event, and new photos of components said to be from an iPad Air 2 have been published via</i> …

New Apple retail locations opening in New Hampshire, Florida, & Scotland this week

Apple will be expanding its retail operations to three new locations in Florida, New Hampshire, and Scotland this week. The first store will open on Thursday at Sarasota, Florida’s University Town Center. The second will be located in the Mall of New Hampshire (pictured above) in Manchester and …

Here’s How You’ll Pay For Your Big Mac Using Apple Pay

Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile payments system will soon be here, and will be supported by a number of retailers and restaurants, including McDonald’s, …

Sorry, there won’t be a Retina MacBook Air this Thursday

Last week we reported on how new, slimmer 12-inch Retina MacBook Airs have supposedly entered production, set to arrive in iPhone-inspired silver, gold and space gray color options.<p>With that being the case, some people have been asking whether we’re going to see the MacBook refresh at this …

U2's free iTunes album downloaded 26 million times, but the offer ends October 14

In addition, Cue told Billboard that 81 million people have heard songs from the U2 album since its release on Apple's services, including iTunes, …

Best deals of the week: Batman, Espionage 3, BT Speaker, iRest, and more [Deals]

There’s a veritible treasure trove of cool stuff available every week at Cult of Mac Deals and, best of all, none of it will cost you an arm and a leg.<p>Today we put a spotlight on just a few of those supremely awesome deals so be sure to check them out. Of course, you can go to the Cult of Mac Deals …

‘iOS Autocomplete Song’, A Song by Jonathan Mann Composed of Words Suggested by an iPhone’s Autocomplete

“iOS Autocomplete Song” is a song by musician Jonathan Mann (see previously) composed of words suggested by an iPhone’s autocomplete. The song comes …

Cosmology

Apple opens the door for HomeKit accessory makers w/ finalized MFi specs

Apple has now finalized and published specifications for HomeKit through its Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program. The finalized specifications, which allow accessory makers to start building products that integrate iOS 8’s new framework for home automation devices, come ahead of …

Apple Sends Media Invites to October 16 Event

As was expected, Apple has sent out invitations to select members of the media for an event to be held at 10AM Pacific Time on October 16 at the Town …

Fitbit Says No to iOS 8 Health App Integration – For Now

Fitbit has some disappointing news for iOS users who wear its popular fitness trackers. It has no current plans for integration with Apple’s new iOS …

Bose signs NFL deal blocking official Beats appearances on camera

High end headphone manufacturer Bose has secured a deal with the National Football League in which it will be the sole headphone worn during official interviews and on screen appearances, according to Re/Code:<p><i>The professional athlete still can hear whatever he wants, but Kaepernick and other NFL</i> …

What Are Widgets, Plus How to Add Them to iPhone's Today View

Beginning with iOS 8, iPhone users finally got the ability to customize their interface by adding widgets for iPhone to the Notification Center. We can still add widgets in iOS 11, these days to what Apple calls the Today View, which can be accessed by swiping right on the first Home screen on your …

Widgets

Apple iPhone 6 Reaches Four Million Reservations in Just 24 Hours

Apple has confirmed that it will launch the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China on October 17th. Previously, we heard that iPhone 6 reservations reached two …

iPhone

Notification banners getting stuck in iOS 8? Here's a temporary fix!

When a banner gets stuck in iOS 8 at the top of the screen and flicking doesn't seem to rid you of it, <b>press the Home button once</b> instead. I've been …

T-Mobile CEO dismisses Bendgate as total “horse****”

You can talk about stress testing and Apple’s potential liability until you’re blue in the face, but sometimes you need to just speak about overblown subjects like the Bendgate controversy using a shred of common sense.<p>Happily taking up that baton is T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who responded to …

A Chinese Billionaire Reportedly Gave His Former Classmates An iPhone 6 Weeks Before The Phone Is Available In China

According to Sina Tech (via TechInAsia), Qian gave all of his former classmates a gold iPhone 6.<p>The gold iPhones are engraved on the back with the year he graduated and the name of the school: "Class of 1992, Maoshan Middle School."<p>The iPhone 6 won't be released in China until Oct. 17. And Apple …

China

iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly Accounting for 60% of Total iPhone 6 Device Shipments

The iPhone 6 Plus is expected to account for 60% of total iPhone 6 device shipments as sales of the device are exceeding initial expectations, reports <i>Digitimes</i>. The information comes from industry sources observing parts shipments to longtime Apple suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron.<p>Foxconn is said to …