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Honeywell's Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone

Your air conditioner may already be connected to the web, but what about that lowly air purifier gallantly battling dust in the corner? If a completely connected home is on the docket, prep your 270 bucks and get ready for an upgrade. Honeywell's latest air purifier includes integrated Bluetooth, …

Chimpanzees Make Beds That Offer Them Best Night's Sleep

Primates choose the wood that's most durable and weavable, study says.<p>Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm and stable place to sleep, a new study says.<p>What's more, the research bolsters the theory that high-quality sleep may have led to the evolution of modern humans, said …

Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, But Is Funding a Mirage?

Veteran balloonist is among those eyeing solar updraft towers as an alternative to traditional panels.<p><b>Chile's Atacama Desert is as eerily beautiful as it is barren, hot, and dry. Yet this seemingly inhospitable patch of Earth might be the perfect host for a different kind of solar energy, one that</b> …

Can World's Rarest Bear Be Saved?

Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in one of the harshest places on Earth.<p>The Gobi is Earth’s fifth largest desert, sprawling across half a million square miles of southern Mongolia and northern China. It sees temperatures of minus 40°F in winter and 120 in summer, and gets just two to eight …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What We Know So Far

With Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors flying around, we’ve started to hear questions from current Galaxy Note 3 owners and prospective Galaxy Note …

PlayStation horror series Siren is getting a manga adaptation

SCE Japan Studio's survival horror series Siren is getting a manga adaptation, according to a tweet from PlayStation Japan.<p>The manga, <i>Siren: The Call of the Red Sea</i>, will commemorate the franchise's 10th anniversary and will be drawn by horror manga artist Wataru Kamio. <i>The Call of the Red Sea</i> will …

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 S-View Flip Case

It's expensive, but highly functional — so long as you can keep the window clean<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 S-View Flip Case is an expensive way to protect …

Titanfall pushes Xbox One sales to 5 million total, but it can't pass PlayStation

Sony and Microsoft's console sales were neck and neck for awhile, but the gap is starting to widen: according to the latest NPD numbers, Sony is winning the race. Yesterday, the Japanese hardware manufacturer announced that it has moved more than seven million PlayStation 4s worldwide -- today …

Daily Roundup: Street View vs. captchas, living in a connected home and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.<p>The interface will be …

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Twitter's new Windows Phone beta ties into your photo collection

A handful of those eager to install the Windows Phone 8.1 preview just got an additional perk for being early adopters. <i>NokiaNewsIreland</i> has discovered an unannounced (and now unavailable) open beta for Twitter's Windows Phone 8.1 app that makes much better use of Microsoft's mobile OS than the …

Google Releases Android Camera App With Selective Focus

Google has released a standalone version of its stock camera app for Android— and it's a significant improvement on its predecessor.<p>The new app, …