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Apr
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Xbox One Titanfall bundle now costs £349, the same as a PS4 in the UK


Next-gen console price wars have officially hit the UK, and they’re getting serious. Going one better than their US counterparts, British retailers have slashed the cost of the Xbox One Titanfall edition by £50, with both Amazon and Asda currently offering the bundle for £349. For those keeping track, that means you’ll get an Xbox One and its most popular game for the same price as a standard PlayStation 4. Microsoft originally charged £429 at launch, but dropped its recommended retail price to £399 around three months later. The PS4 may still have an slight lead over its rival in terms of sales, but with recent price reductions and the appearance of weaponised mechs, Microsoft will hope it can begin to reverse that trend.

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Via: Joystiq

Source: Amazon UK, Asda

8
Apr
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Daily Roundup: $200 Micro 3D printer, Xbox One now shares to YouTube, and more!


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 through the break, and enjoy.

The Micro is a $200 3D printer that can make a teacup in an hour

If you’ve been expectantly waiting for 3D printer that wouldn’t require you to wring out your wallet, now might be your chance to pick one up. Starting today, M3D’s Micro is available for pre-order on Kickstarter — and it’s only $200.

Xbox One now shares gameplay footage direct to YouTube

Previously, Xbox Owners have been able to share their gameplay through Skydrive and Twitch, but that’s about it. Starting tomorrow, however, those with Microsoft’s latest console will receive an update that let’s them share gameplay directly to their YouTube channel.

NASA is offering code from more than 1,000 programs for public use

Building your own home-grown life support system? Probably not. But thanks to NASA’s technology transfer program, such an endeavor might be possible. The administration plans to release thousands of its software systems for functions like life aeronautics and cryogenics to the public.

30 years of mobile phones, all jamming together (video)

South Korea’s SK Telecom celebrated 30 years of business by remixing its jingle with cell phones. And not just any mobile devices — we’re talking about the likes of the Motorola StarTAC and several car phones from the eighties.

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6
Apr
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Weekends with Engadget: Amazon’s Fire TV, Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 and more!


Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!

Amazon’s Fire TV promises a premium set-top experience

What you’re looking at is Amazon’s new Fire TV set-top box. Above all, this tiny, $99 media streamer is lightning fast thanks to its “ASAP” technology, which preloads content based upon your location in the UI. But this little black box isn’t just for TV, it plays games too.

Interview with Microsoft’s new Xbox Head Phil Spencer

This week, Microsoft announced that longtime employee Phil Spencer is replacing Marc Whitten as head of the Xbox division. What does this mean for the future of Xbox’s current brand reorganization? Well, we managed to speak with Phil about just that.

Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana officially revealed at Build 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 has finally arrived! Earlier this week at Build 2014, Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its mobile OS, featuring a brand new notification center (“Action Center”) and the anticipated Cortana digital assistant.

This is not a prank: ThinkGeek and the business of April Fools’

April Fools’ Day beckons celebration from techies and corporations alike, but no one does it better than ThinkGeek. Our own Joseph Volpe was lucky enough to spend the day with ThinkGeek’s team of expert nerds as they prepared this year’s round of product spoofs. And don’t worry, we took lots of pictures.

2014 April Fools’ roundup

Every year, all sorts of companies try to take their April Fools’ gags to the next level — and 2014 is no exception. By now you’ve probably familiar with Google’s emoji translator and the selfie-taking drone, but click on through for our entire roundup!

Felix Baumgartner is the man who fell to Earth and lived to tell the tale

Felix Baumartner will forever be known as the first man to free fall from the edge of space. Not only did he survive the 24 mile dive from the stratosphere, but he broke several world records in the process. Our own Joseph Volpe caught up with Baumgartner as he recollected the experience and its implications for the future of space tourism.

Apple confirms WWDC 2014 will begin on June 2nd

Apple recently announced that its annual WWDC developers conference will begin on June 2nd and commence until June 6th. Ticket sales are available on Apple’s website now, but this year, it’s switching from a first-come-first-served system to random selection of attendees.

Watch a 5-year-old spam the spacebar to access his dad’s Xbox Live account

How difficult is it to break into a password-protected Xbox One profile? Well, 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to crack into his dad’s account account by simply pressing the spacebar. A lot.

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

TechCrunch is reporting that experts from the speech recognition firm Novauris are working with Apple to improve Siri’s vocal chops. Since most of Novauris’ work deals with locally processed recognition, it’s possible Apple’s voice tech may be in line for offline functionality sooner than later.

Will.i.am claims he developed a smartwatch that will launch in July

It looks like Will.i.am’s jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon. The producer and occasional tech entrepreneur gave a brief demo of the device during a recent TV interview, saying that the self-funded wearable doesn’t need to be connected to your phone at all.

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5
Apr
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Daily Roundup: 5-year-old hacks Xbox Live account, Amazon Fire TV teardown and more!


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 through the break, and enjoy.

Watch a 5-year-old spam the spacebar to access his dad’s Xbox Live account

How difficult is it to break into a password-protected Xbox One profile? Well, 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to crack into his dad’s account account by simply pressing the spacebar. A lot.

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

TechCrunch is reporting that experts from the speech recognition firm Novauris are working with Apple to improve Siri’s vocal chops. Since most of Novauris’ work deals with locally processed recognition, it’s possible Apple’s voice tech may be in line for offline functionality sooner than later.

Amazon Fire TV teardown reveals an easily accessible media hub

That was quick. The folks at iFixit have already taken the Fire TV through the wringer, and it turns out the set-top box is relatively easy to fix. So, aside from a tricky outer casing, maintaining the internals should be a breeze for the average DIYer.

Samsung promises truly flexible electronics sooner with graphene breakthrough

Graphene’s back — well, according to Samsung, anyway. In the past, producing useable sheets of the allotrope has been a tricky business. But thanks to input from the South Korean manufacturer, the process could be refined for commercial applications.

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2
Apr
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Daily Roundup: April Fools’ roundup, a tour of ThinkGeek’s headquarters, and more!


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 through the break, and enjoy.

This is not a prank: ThinkGeek and the business of April Fools’

April Fools’ Day beckons celebration from techies and corporations alike, but no one does it better than ThinkGeek. Our own Joseph Volpe was lucky enough to spend the day with ThinkGeek’s team of expert nerds as they prepared this year’s round of product spoofs. And don’t worry, we took lots of pictures.

Google to focus on portrait shots and effects with improved camera app

Sources familiar with Google confirmed to us that the search giant’s revamping its camera app. The new version will include a panorama mode, several new effects and provide a bug fix for the default camera’s photo framing issue.

2014 April Fools’ roundup

Every year, all sorts of companies try to take their April Fools’ gags to the next level — and 2014 is no exception. By now you’ve probably familiar with Google’s emoji translator and the selfie-taking drone, but click on through for our entire roundup!

TV-focused Xbox One update tests a DVR button and OneGuide on SmartGlass

The Xbox One TV experience is finally getting a little TLC. A new update preview is in testing that outfits the SmartGlass app with a new “recent channels” layout and DVR button, removing the need for your old cable remote.

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2
Apr
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Dish teams up with Disney and ABC to offer app access to content


Starting today, Dish subscribers can tune into their favorite ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel and ESPN shows on their computers, phones and tablets. Thanks to its recently renewed deal with the Walt Disney Company, customers can now access shows through each channel’s respective app or website by signing in using their DISH account information. Some apps are also available on the Apple TV and Roku, and ESPN content can be accessed on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Dish rolled back some of its DVR tech (Hopper’s ad skipping on Disney-owned ABC is disabled for three days) to wrangle an agreement that raises the possibility of ESPN on an internet-only streaming service — here’s hoping that was worth it.

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Apr
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Daily Roundup: interview with Xbox’s Phil Spencer, Google’s Pokémon Challenge and more!


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 through the break, and enjoy.

Interview with Microsoft’s new Xbox Head Phil Spencer

Today, Microsoft announced that longtime employee Phil Spencer is replacing Marc Whitten as head of the Xbox division. What does this mean for the future of Xbox’s current brand reorganization? Well, we managed to speak with Phil about just that.

Toshiba’s 8-inch Encore review

Toshiba’s 8-inch Encore may not be the fastest or prettiest Windows tablet on the market, but it gets the job done. For $285, you’ll get 32GB of memory and satisfactory battery life. The rear camera, however, leaves much to be desired — even for a low-budget device. Read on for our full review.

Google chooses you to become a Pokémon Master on April Fools’

Google has a history of elaborate April Fools’ Jokes, but this year’s may top them all. Welcome to the “Pokémon Challenge,” the “latest” build of Google Maps. Hurry and catch them all before 2pm PT on April 2nd.

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Samsung looks to Google for help in its latest legal battle with Apple

Samsung and Apple just can’t seem to get along. The latest news surrounding the ongoing legal battle has Cupertino seeking $2 billion in damages from the Korean manufacturer for infringement on five patents. What’s more, Samsung plans to use Google engineers as witnesses.

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18
Mar
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Microsoft to take Xbox One to 26 new countries in September


On sale in 13 countries, Microsoft’s Xbox One is already pulling in the sales. Now that A+ titles like Titanfall and Twitch game streaming are finally with us, the company is ready to take the next-generation console to new markets: 26 of them in fact. Gamers on all continents will be served, but you’ll have to wait until September to get your hands on Redmond’s new black box. In the meantime, check out if you reside in one of the confirmed markets in the list after the break, and then wait a few short weeks until Microsoft shares more information on its local launches.

The full list: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and UAE.

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Source: Xbox News

18
Mar
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Daily Roundup: 8GB iPhone 5c rumor, Microsoft OneNote goes free, and more


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 through the break, and enjoy.

Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th

Rumor has it that Apple’s cheaper and more colorful iPhone 5c hasn’t sold quite as well as the 5s. That might soon change, though. According to leaked documents unearthed by O2 Germany, Apple’s releasing a cheaper 8GB version of the 5c overseas on March 18th.

​Apple’s Jony Ive: ‘We’re surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects’

During a rare interview, Apple’s Jonathan Ive offers some insight into his own design process and how Apple products graduate from the drawing board. Every detail is given incredible thought, and for Jony, “It’s not just about aesthetics… Our success is a victory for purity, integrity – for giving a damn.”

Microsoft’s OneNote goes completely free, launches for Macs

OneNote, Microsoft’s productivity tool and Evernote competitor, has been available to Windows users for a long while, but now it’s finally arrived for those running OS X. Starting today, Mac users can download the full desktop version from the App Store for the wonderful price of $0.

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Microsoft intros an LTE version of the Surface 2, arrives tomorrow for $679

We knew a cellular version of Microsoft’s slate was coming, but now the company’s made it official. The $679 LTE Surface 2 comes in a 64GB flavor, packing the same battery life as its less-connected counterpart. You can pick one up from Microsoft and Best Buy starting tomorrow.

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6
Mar
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Daily Roundup: the travels of Myspace Tom, a business card that plays Tetris, and more!


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 through the break, and enjoy.

Where are they now? The travels and trash talk of Myspace Tom

Remember August of 2003? That’s when many of us gained our first friend on Myspace. Since then, however, the once thriving social network has transitioned to a music hub. But what about its creator? Read on as we explore the travels and mishaps of the site’s founder, Tom Anderson.

A business card that plays Tetris

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… Nope, it’s a business card that runs Tetris! Built by Oregon programmer Kevin Bates, this Game Boy look-alike is comprised of a barebones Arduino board with an OLED display. And yes, a Pokemon version is on the way.

OnLive is back with two new features

If you thought cloud-based gaming platform OnLive was down for the count, you weren’t alone. But today, the company announced two new initiatives, CloudLift and OnLive Go, which it hopes will spawn new life for its community.

A guide to Xbox One gamepad updates

The March Xbox One update is live, and that means new gamepad firmware is available. Revamping your controller isn’t required by Microsoft, but should you attempt it, we’ve got a nifty step-by-step guide that’s sure to ease the process.

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