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An exclusive look at Bragi's ambitious smart headphones

Eleven months ago an audacious Kickstarter campaign promised a sports headphone like nothing we'd ever seen before. Bragi's spec sheet for "The Dash" read like a ridiculous wish list. There was touch control, two separate ear buds (that connect to each <i>other</i> wirelessly, as well as to your phone), …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

Which devices can I use to stream Gaia?

Gaia is accessible on your mobile browser and web browser. You can also access Gaia through the App on the devices listed below.<p>Want to learn more? …

Flexible electronics could draw their energy from graphene supercapacitors

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Imagine if your phone was always awake and processing data. How long would the battery last? Three hours? One hour? The next …

The Tah Bluetooth stick lets you control (almost) anything with a smartphone

We've seen plenty of development boards, but this might be the first that comes with both Bluetooth LE and built-in USB. Tah is the creation of India's Revealing Hour and has been designed to both lower the cost of adding Bluetooth to Arduino projects, but also to connect your smartphone to other …

Oculus Rift experiment warps reality by slowing down your vision

Virtual reality headsets are usually used to transport their wearer someplace fantastic, but a new experiment with the Oculus Rift has it doing something a bit more disorienting: warping reality by keeping its wearer's vision a moment in the past. The so-called experiment, which was filmed as an ad …

Scio: This device tells you the chemical makeup of your food, drinks, and pills

Consumer Physics is unveiling its Scio handheld sensor, which can scan food, pills, or plants and tell you the chemical makeup of the object. It delivers those results wirelessly in real-time to the user’s smartphone.<p>Once the device ships later this year, you’ll be able to use it to decipher the …

Bell Labs doubles beams in fiber optic lines to reach 400Gbps on a global scale

It's comparatively easy to run fiber optic lines at high speeds; it's another matter to sustain that pace between continents. Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs has found a way to go that extreme distance by relying on the basic concept behind noise-cancelling headphones. When the researchers send data …

Xbox One controller vs. Xbox 360 controller, fight!

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is as useful a phrase as it is folksy, and though the Xbox One is a complete reinvention compared to the Xbox 360, the controller is in many ways little changed. It's a bit more rounded, a bit softer to the touch and features redesigned trigger buttons with their …

Xbox One event roundup: Microsoft reveals its next-gen gaming console

Will Microsoft's Xbox One be <i>the one</i> gaming console to purchase over the Wii U and PS4? That's a question we'll have to wait until later this year to answer, so let's stick to the present. Redmond made a huge showing across both the software and hardware fronts today, ensuring gamers will have lots …

Xbox One installs discs to the HDD, friends list capped at 1,000

The Xbox One's 50GB Blu-ray discs will automatically rip to your 500GB hard drive, Microsoft tells us, and it looks like you won't have to wait til they're done to get going. That's according to the Xbox One landing page on Xbox.com, spotted by our friends at <i>Joystiq</i>, which says, "With Xbox One, you …

Xbox One pre-order notification is live: here's where to sign up (update: no more $10 credit)

How much? When? Where? Who cares? If you aren't exactly interested in knowing how much the impending Xbox One will cost you -- let alone when it'll actually hit your doorstep -- you can sign up to be notified of your opportunity to pre-order the console <i>right now</i>. To be clear, this isn't a sign-up …

Xbox One has non-replaceable hard drive, external storage is supported

We had the opportunity to chat with Albert Penello, senior director of product planning at Microsoft this afternoon, who was kind enough to clarify a few topics for us regarding the recently-unveiled Xbox One. One thing we were quick to ask about was the integrated storage. 500GB sounds like a lot …

Hands-on with Xbox One's new gamepad, 'impulse triggers' included

You've already read our hands-on with Xbox One's new Kinect and wireless gamepad, but perhaps you noticed our inability to test the gamepad's new "impulse triggers?" Well, we're glad to tell you we've just mended that exception.<p>First things first, though -- we got hands-on with the new gamepad in a …

Installing, buying, selling and sharing games on Xbox One: here's what we know

With each subsequent console generation there's an undercurrent of fear, a concern that this will be the cycle that finally kills off something many hold near and dear: the used game. Though these scratched-up disks and carts are often overprized and come with incomplete or unfortunately creased …

Editorial: Engadget on the Xbox One

At long last, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation gaming console today, the Xbox One. As expected, its hardware stacks up well with the Wii U and PlayStation 4, and the launch event showcased some slick new software, too. With tight fantasy sports integration, Windows 8 and Skype support and …

Galaxy S4-compatible Samsung TecTiles 2 NFC tags now on sale

Available today from Samsung, $15 for pack of five tags<p>Samsung has announced the availability of its second-generation TecTiles tags, tiny writable …