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Online Education Company Lynda.com Gets $186 Million For A Shopping Spree

Online personal and professional continuing education company lynda.com has raised $186 million at a roughly $1 billion valuation to go shopping for education technology companies.<p>It’s the second mammoth round for Lynda, following a $100 million initial investment from Accel Partners, Spectrum …

Facebook at Work is here — but only for a select few

Facebook at Work launched to a limited audience on Wednesday, teasing the social network's much-anticipated entry into the enterprise space.<p>The new …

Employment

Google Translate Brings Real-Time Text Translation to Your Phone

GIF<p>iOS/Android: Last year, Google bought Word Lens, the amazing app that translates signs in real time, and made it free for everyone. Now the …

The best Windows shortcuts and tricks

ask pc gamer<p><b>What are some good Windows tricks? Like shortcuts, etc. — Rob</b><p>Rob, I appreciate the brevity of your question. You are man who gets to the …

Subscribe to Pocket, Evernote, Wunderlist, and LastPass for just $60

There are a number of popular productivity subscriptions many take advantage of, but for a limited time only, you'll be able to gain access to a …

Final Fantasy 7's Gold Saucer, chocobo racing coming to Final Fantasy 14 next month

Many long-time fans of the Final Fantasy series look back fondly on its first PlayStation release, <i>Final Fantasy 7</i>. Along with a huge, complex storyline and (arguably) deep characters, <i>FF7</i> featured a memorable detour early in the game. The heroes took a break from saving the world to play a bunch of …

Final Fantasy

Study Shows BPA Replacement Could Be Just as Bad For You as BPA

We might all need to buy new baby bottles. A new study by researchers at the University of Calgary has show for the first time that a widely used BPA …

Health

A Scientific Explanation for Why Nice People Finish First

You may have heard the saying "nice guys finish last," but there is plenty of evidence that says being nice is far more advantageous. This video …

The Secret to Developing a Taste for Food You Don't Like Is Repetition

If there's a food or drink out there that doesn't seem to mesh with your taste buds, but you really want to like it, don't give up. As humans, we …

PayPal's new card reader supports Chip and PIN and Windows devices

Updated PayPal Here hardware launches later this year<p>PayPal released its first credit card reader — PayPal Here, designed to let merchants take payments on mobile devices — in 2012. Now, almost three years later, PayPal is updating its PayPal Here hardware to work with EMV "Chip and PIN" cards in …

60+ Games Discounted

Happy New Year everyone! As you probably already know, it has been 20 years since the original PlayStation launched. So to celebrate the start of …

Memorize a Speech with a “Key Image”

You already know you don't want to read a speech verbatim from a screen or notes. You could memorize the speech word-for-word, but not everyone is …

Get a Jawbone Up24 fitness band for $59 shipped

By now many of you know my feelings about fitness bands: If you're going to strap something to your wrist, it should do more than just track your sleep and steps. It should tell time, duh, and it should notify you of calls, text messages, calendar appointments and other important happenings.<p>That …

MacBook Air

Avengers: Age of Ultron gets a brand-new trailer, come watch!

Marvel is turning every trailer for its upcoming blockbusters into an event, and we've known this trailer was coming for the past week. The <i>Ant-Man</i> trailer, a piece of marketing for a film with much less instant appeal, was watched a stunning 29 million times globally. And now there's a new <i>Avengers …

Blockbusters

Top 10 Gmail Labs and Features You Should Enable

As if Gmail wasn't powerful enough, you can find all sorts of goodies and extra features in Gmail Labs. The list is pretty massive, so we've narrowed …

Hellblade is coming to PC

Ninja Theory’s Hellblade is coming to PC, PC Gamer can exclusively reveal. The third-person hack-and-slash game from the DmC and Enslaved studio was …

Duolingo Launches Free Language Learning Platform For Schools

Duolingo, the popular language learning tool, today announced the launch of Duolingo for Schools, a service that makes it easier for schools to use its platform in a structured learning environment.<p>Using this new service, teachers can use Duolingo for their classes and track their students’ …

The first truly wireless earbuds are here, and they're awesome

Every few months I boot up my Google machine and search for "wireless earbuds." I have great over-the-ear headphones that I love, but there are just too many times when I need something more portable. That forces me to deal with problems like durability and fit, and the fact that the wires on every …

Samsung's absurdly fast SSD uses virtually no standby power

Samsung has started manufacturing a PCIe (M.2) SSD that pulls off a rare trick -- it'll be the fastest drive your laptop has ever seen, while consuming almost no power in standby mode. The new SM951 SSD succeeds the Korean company's XP941, a drive that can already read data at a mind-melting 1.4 …

Gear & Gadgets

Reversible USB Type C connector and 10 gigabit USB 3.1 are here

It’s really, finally, truly, seriously-not-kidding, actually happening: reversible USB connectors are on the way. The USB Type C connector, a small …

Your Car Was Damaged While In The Shop. Who Pays?

You bring your car to a dealer for repair and when you pick it up it has a dent in it. The manager tells you to file a claim with your insurance …

SuperMHL boasting 8K video support at 120 FPS

MHL, the standard by which many Android devices pump out audio and video to external screens over the USB port, has announced a new spec that will …

McDonald's partners with Aircharge to bring Qi charging to UK locations

Aircharge, which develops wireless charging products, has partnered with McDonald's to add wireless charging stations to several of their restaurants …

Look! A PC On A Stick!

You can get pretty much anything on a stick. You can actually, and I kid you not, get fried butter on a stick. And soon, thanks to Intel, you can even get a full, Windows 8.1 PC on a stick.<p>The Windows 8.1-based Compute Stick contains a quad-core Atom processor, 32 gigabytes of storage, 2 gigabytes …

Introducing the Best of CES 2015 finalists!

CES 2015 is finally here and boy, have we been busy the past few days. Engadget's editors have been hard at work pounding the show floor here in Las Vegas to bring you what we think should win the coveted Best of CES awards. Now, we're ready to announce our finalists for all 15 categories, which …

Gear & Gadgets

Demo the Apple Watch weeks before launch with this cool online tool

Based on the most recent report from <i>9to5Mac</i>, the Apple Watch will finally make its debut on store shelves this March, but you don’t have to wait …

Smartwatches

Vuzix Google Glass competitor finally works, but it still makes you look like a dork

But it still makes you look like a dork<p>For the last two years at CES we've checked out the augmented reality eyewear made by the Rochester, NY company Vuzix. It went from a proof of concept in 2013 to a hands on with a looped demo video in 2014. This year, the product is finally finished and …

The best Witcher 3 mods

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best PC RPGs of all time, so the thought of modding it sometimes feels like garnishing a kingly steak with …

League Of Legends Is Building Its Own Network To Kill Lag [Update]

Like any other game on Earth, League of Legends suffers from lag. Being the biggest game on the planet, though, means LoL can actually do something …

Makerbot Is Letting You 3D Print With Metal, Limestone, and Wood

Makerbot—perhaps the most consumer-friendly of 3D printer manufacturers—is about to go a long way toward turning the tech into something consumers …

3D Printing