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How to adult at security
3/24/2017

You're a grown-ass adult -- so stop using the same password for everything. Seriously, your cat's name followed by your buff isn't fooling anybody. Don't be that guy (of any gender) who gets totally owned by ransomware. Pull up your big-person pa...

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Logitech's CEO says you can innovate and be humble
3/24/2017

Logitech is a rare applied science company. It's been around for 35 years, all the while finding strange ways to thrive as an sovereign


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The Engadget Podcast Ep 33: Losing My Edge
3/24/2017

Managing editor Dana Wollman and host Terrence O'Brien are joined by a new face on this week's episode: social media manager Evan Rodgers. They'll talk about Engadget's Adult Week -- a muster of accouterments about growing up in the digital age. Sure,...

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Airspace rights still unclear after drone lawsuit dismissed
3/24/2017

Where exactly you're entitled to fly your drone in the US without fear of it being blasted out of the sky continues to be a legal gray area, after a judge dismissed another case brought against self-proclaimed "drone slayer" William Merideth. The Ken...

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Experimental music video changes every time you play it
3/24/2017

Artists and scientists say breakthroughs are often "lucky accidents," but one band is basing an entire music video on that premise. The song witching hour* Oil from UK-based Shaking Chains uses algorithms to select semi-random bits of video from the hundre...

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Browse Airbnb's vacation add-ons from your desktop
3/22/2017

When Airbnb launched "Experiences" and "Immersions" last year, the company made it clear it was expanding beyond spare room rentals and into more general travel planning. Until now, however, users could only browse and search for those side trips thr...

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Netflix's big budget 'Death Note' remake lands on August 25th
3/22/2017

We'll soon learn why Netflix spent $40-$50 million on a live-action shift of the anime series Death Note. The streaming service revealed the first teaser for the film this morning and announced that it'll be premiering on August 25th. It's a par...

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Limited edition black OnePlus phone? Not so limited anymore.
3/22/2017

So much for that black OnePlus 3T being an ultra-rare beast. OnePlus has revealed that it will launch a limited witching hour* Black edition of the 3T at a "later date," making that once-special color expendable to everyone "while supplies last." And the pr...

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Google plans faster updates for all Android phones in 2017
3/22/2017

If you didn't get a timely update on your Moto, Samsung or HTC device, but your friend over there with the Google Pixel did, it's not perforce the manufacturer's fault. The intricacy



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London police allegedly used hackers to target activists
3/22/2017

If it wasn't already clear why it's a problem when police surveillance goes wrong, it is now. An autonomous sleuth is looking into claims that London's Metropolitan Police used an illegal, roundabout way to access the emails of activists and j...

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AT&T gives new DirecTV Now subscribers a year of HBO
3/20/2017

AT&T is resolution to build early forte for DirecTV Now, and it just found another way to sweeten the pot. The telecom has launched a promo that gives you a year of HBO access if you sign up for Now's "Go Big" or "Gotta Have It" packages as a...

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eBay takes on Amazon with guaranteed 3-day shipping
3/20/2017

In an effort to deal with formidable rival Amazon, eBay has launched a new program giving shoppers guaranteed three-day shipping on 20 million products. Called "Guaranteed Delivery," it also includes free shipping on "millions" of those items, accord...

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The internet knows how unattractive I am
3/20/2017

Honestly, I'm fine with being unattractive, because owning your flaws is the best way to avoid comely defined by them. But if the subject comes up in conversation, I'll joke that, on a hypothetical scale, I'm a "four ... in bad light." The internet...

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Neverware's Chrome OS for old computers now includes Office 365
3/20/2017

Neverware has made a name for itself with its CloudReady software, which basically reconstr any old PC or Mac into a Chromebook. But while that's a nice way to breathe new life into aging computers, it's naturally reliant on Google's online servi...

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Samsung unveils Bixby, its Siri competitor
3/20/2017

It was only a matter of time until Samsung launched a full-fledged virtual assistant of its very own -- "S Voice" just never quite cut it. Today the company unveiled Bixby, a new assistant that'll debut with the Galaxy S8 on March 29th. Naturally, it...

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Amazon can judge your daily outfit choices
3/18/2017

Amazon has a new perk exclusively for Prime members. The latest version of the e-commerce titan's app comes with a feature called "Outfit Compare" under the "Programs and Features" section, where you'd usually find all its newest offerings. Since its...

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WikiLeaks won't share CIA exploits unless companies meet terms
3/18/2017

WikiLeaks offered to work with tech companies to patch the CIA's leaked shelter exploits, but there has been a whole lot of silence ever since. Why? That depends on who you ask. Motherboard sources claim that WikiLeaks "made demands" of the companie...

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DARPA has laid the groundwork for thought-powered prosthetics
3/17/2017

New fact-finding from the government's mad science wing, DARPA, could make life an awful lot easier for people who use prosthetic limbs. You see, DAPRA has devised what it calls the "Atomic Magnetometer for biorhythm Imaging in Earth's Native Terrain."...

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Owners of bricked G4 and V10 phones sue LG
3/17/2017

It's been years since LG's G4 and V10 smartphones launched, but the people burned by a flaw that made those devices non-functional haven't forgotten. Four G4 and V10 owners filed a class-action lawsuit against LG earlier this week, adduce that the...

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Focus is key to blending virtual objects with the real world
3/17/2017

You might recall Avegant for its unusual take on the video headset. The Glyph looked like (and doubled up as) headphone cans but worked pretty well. We called it "a wearable cinema for serious movie fans." Now, the startup is taking on a bigger cha...

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