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Decline of music downloads continues as on-demand streaming audio up 50 percent

Apple’s presumed plans for an on-demand music service as part of its Beats acquisition is looking increasingly well-timed as Nielsen data shows that U.S. on-demand music consumption climbed 50.1 percent year-on-year, while music downloads fell by 12 percent in the same timeframe.<p>“With On-Demand …

Review: Transcend’s JetDrives add whopping 240-960GB SSD to MacBook Air at a great price

See that little $190 daughter card up there^? It houses 240GB of Transcend SSD and it could replace the 64GB or 128GB SSD that came in your MacBook Air in as little as 5 minutes. Even better, Transcend just released larger versions in 480GB and 960GB sizes to blow your SATA III MacBook Air or Pro …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Oculus Rift dev kit sals suspended in China due to 'extreme reseller purchases'

Pre-orders and shipments of the latest Oculus Rift development kit have been suspended in China due to "extreme reseller purchases" that Oculus fears are preventing legitimate developers for obtaining stock, according to a post on Reddit from customer service lead Kevin Crawford.<p>China was removed …

Big-screen TVs give way to supersize-screen TVs

<b>New York</b> --<p>Supersize isn't just for french fries.<p>Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think 65 inches and up.<p>People are snagging big screens - pushing sales of them up 50 percent in the past year while overall TV sales have faltered. As …

Watch a fireworks show from the inside, thanks to a drone

Drones may be amoral killing machines, but they’re also awesome tools of the entertainment industry. One very clever done enthusiast had the idea of filming a professional fireworks celebration from the inside, high above the city lights.<p>The very clever Jos Stiglingh in West Palm Beach Florida …

The evolution of the PC: A decade of design

Computers have gone through nothing short of a renaissance in the decade since Engadget was born. When we started in 2004, desktops still ruled the roost; laptops were frequently clunky; and tablets were niche devices for doctors.<p>That state of affairs didn't last for long, though. Netbooks briefly …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Good news, bad news

After two weeks with the Surface Pro 3, the good and the bad come into sharper relief.<p>The Surface Pro 3 has held up well after two weeks of constant use, but it's not the Holy Grail of hybrids.<p>First, the bad news -- which is old news, in a way, because it's about Windows 8.1.<p><b>Standalone tablet --</b> …

Apple Just Scored Another Big Hire For Its iWatch Team

Jean-Claude Biver, the head of luxury brand LVMH's watch division, said TAG Heuer's sales director just accepted a position at Apple as early as last week. LVMH owns TAG Heuer among other high-end wristwatch brands.<p>Biver specifically told CNBC that the former TAG Heuer employee was brought on to …

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Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Germany spy arrested on suspicion of spying for NSA

A 31 year old employee of BND, the German foreign intelligence agency, has been arrested on suspicion of espionage on behalf of the NSA.<p>The Federal …

50,000 units of Xiaomi's Mi Pad sold in just under four minutes

China-based Xiaomi started selling its Android-based tablet, the Mi Pad, in its home country earlier this week and the company claimed that 50,000 …

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Too Much Negative and Positive Emotion Can Damage the Heart

Simply put, emotions are part of what makes us human. They dictate how we feel and guide our behavior and actions. They can motivate us to compete, to fight or flee, to change or create, and even to help others. Moreover, emotions can also have a huge effect on our physical health. For optimal …

Dark Souls 2 review: not the end

Dark Souls 2's brilliance is worth the exhaustion<p><i>Dark Souls 2</i> is the most intimidating game I have ever played.<p>This may not come as a surprise to fans of the notoriously challenging <i>Dark Souls</i> or its spiritual predecessor, <i>Demon's Souls</i>. But it's not just the difficulty that had me wincing in fear …

The Midseason TV Viewing Guide

What to watch while you wait for ‘Game of Thrones’<p>It’s no secret that there’s far too much TV for any sane person to credibly process. Though <i>True</i> …

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'Divergent' a Huge Disappointment, Says Peter Travers

'Rolling Stone's' film critic tears into the adaptation of Veronica Roth's YA novel with dauntless gusto<p>There are two types of people in this world: …

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REVIEW: 'Divergent' ★★

In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers.<p>The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get along. It's tame, formulaic and strictly by …

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10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s

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Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …

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Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

At Samsung’s MWC Developer Day today, the company introduced several software development kits with the hope of luring developers to its platforms. Among the kits were several aimed at the company’s just-announced wearables including the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Samsung needs 3rd party developers to …

Google Glass attack offers a new lens on privacy concerns

SAN FRANCISCO — When a tech consultant showed off her Google Glass the other night at the Haight Street bar Molotov's, the result was explosive - and reflected a growing debate over whether the cutting-edge device that mounts a computer and camera on a wearer's face goes too far and breaks the …

Extreme-right groups declining, but 'leaner and meaner,' watchdog says

The number of far-right militias, extremist patriot groups and hate organizations in the U.S. dropped last year for the first time since 1999, but the organizations are becoming "leaner and meaner," the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Tuesday.<p>The center attributed the drop to, among other …

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Couple minted after stumbling across millions in gold coins

Cans of buried treasure found by California couple as they walked dog on their own property in 1800s gold rush region<p>A California couple out walking their dog have stumbled across a buried hoard of rare mint-condition gold coins said to be worth up to US$10m.<p>Nearly all of the 1,427 coins dating …

California Couple Finds $10 Million in Gold Coins

A couple in Northern California has literally struck gold, finding $10 million in rare gold coins buried on their property.<p>The discovery, thought to …

Arctic Blast Sends Temps Plunging to 50 Degrees Below Normal

A blast of cold air from the Arctic locked swaths of the United States in a deep freeze Wednesday with temperatures falling to as much as 30 degrees below average.<p>The icy punch arrived Tuesday and is the first of two Arctic air masses to descend from the north this week. The second will arrive …

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