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How to replace your old computer with a new iPad

As the personal computing era draws closer and closer to an end, people are re-evaluating their computing needs and trying to get by with just a …

iOS gets a Google Play Movies & TV streaming app, but it only works over WiFi

Apple's iTunes is the de facto virtual storefront for iOS users looking to access digital video content, but now Google's elbowing its way into that tidy ecosystem. The search giant just dropped an iOS version of its Google Play Movies & TV app onto the App Store, giving users an alternate media …

Should we trust Google or the Government to keep us safe?

As eight web giants suggest how spying should be reformed, Matt Warman asks who they think they are.<p>What does privacy mean in the age of the internet? Nations, jobs, lives and families depend on the web for their security and prosperity, and we have all come to rely on a handful of giant …

Privacy

If you're reading this, you're an early adopter

When Engadget launched, almost 10 years ago, we had a pretty simple mission: We followed tech news obsessively for readers who took technology as seriously as we did. Engadget was the site for tech enthusiasts, early adopters and unabashed gadget fans.<p>Over the past 10 years, a lot has changed. But …

Why IT failures at big companies are unlikely to go away

<b>Business deals that have to be aborted, staff who don't receive their wages, invoices that don't get paid on time - companies can face potentially catastrophic disruption when their banks suffer computer system failures.</b><p>Yet these interruptions are far from uncommon - institutions like NatWest, …

Outsourcing

Plastic may not be fantastic for much longer – so prepare to pay via your mobile phone

The challenge for the banks is that the fees on the digital payments of the future will inevitably be much lower than on plastic card transactions.<p>If plastic cards did not already exist, no one would dream of inventing them today.<p>Although most retail banking customers still walk around with a …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think | David Nutt

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

Advertising - Oath

Oath surveyed 304 U.S. advertising decision makers for their thoughts on brand safety and uncovered the issue is only gaining importance.<p>The struggle …

Skullcandy intros Air Raid, a $150 Bluetooth speaker you can use to party pretty much anywhere

Skullcandy is well-known for making gear including headphones and earbuds, but the audio-focused company now also has a little Bluetooth speaker folks might be interested in. The Air Raid, as it's officially named, is a ruggedized box that's fitted with two 50mm drivers and a battery capable of …

This Is Apple’s New Mothership Of An HQ

The most realistic and detailed images yet of Apple’s new spaceship headquarters have just been published in an awesome piece on Wired.<p>The latest images of the 2.8 million square-foot campus show an expansive cafeteria, an underground parking garage, and a subterranean auditorium where forthcoming …

Generating electricity from a sheet of paper

E-paper displays like Kindles use an extraordinarily low amount of power; so low, it turns out, that brushing your hand across their surface could be …