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Dec

Microsoft Research and University of Melbourne open center to study social natural interfaces


According to Microsoft this will be “the world’s first joint research center dedicated to studying and perfecting the social applications of NUI [natural user interfaces].” That’s about as incredibly specific as these sorts of claims get, but stil…

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5
Dec

Visualized: Saturn’s relentless “hexagon” storm


This isn’t the first we’ve seen of Saturn’s six-sided jet stream, but NASA’s calling the GIF after the break “the first hexagon movie of its kind.” The “movie” is made from a compilation of images taken by the Cassini spacecraft, and depicts a…

5
Dec

Foursquare redesign for iOS brings you more location info at a glance


Foursquare gave its iOS check-in app a makeover just a few months ago, but it’s already back with a redesign that takes fuller advantage of Apple’s platform. The version 7.0 app has a more compact layout that puts more information up front — you’…

5
Dec

Engadget Podcast 371 – 12.4.13


Although a Thursday podcast lead by a numb-tongued, Novocaine-laden Brian Heater would be hilarious, his dentist felt we should hit the airwaves a day early for the sake of clarity. News has been pretty slow due to the holidays, but that didn’t st…

5
Dec

Engadget’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Audio


Welcome to Engadget’s holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they’re added throughout the month.
Like cameras, audio gadgets are the kind of gifts you want to start using fresh out of the box at this yea…

5
Dec

Smart Power Strip now works with SmartThings WiFi hub to keep your home always connected


If you couldn’t tell by its name alone, the Smart Power Strip’s a card-carrying member of the ‘internet of things’ or, for those of you without jargon translators, ‘connected devices.’ The current Kickstarter project (and recent Insert Coin semifi…

5
Dec

Insert Coin: capture 360-degree video with DLSRs and GoPros, viewable on an Oculus Rift


In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you’d like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with “Insert Coin” as the subject line.
Turning around is for suckers. Just screw a…

5
Dec

Android update focuses on Nexus 5 camera improvements


We may have called the Nexus 5 “the best phone $350 can buy,” but its camera didn’t exactly impress. The latest version of the Android OS, set to roll out in the “next couple of days,” is aimed at fixing those issues. In an interview with Dave Bur…

5
Dec

[Hands-On Review] Lenovo Yoga 8 & Yoga 10 Android Tablets


Generally we don’t lump multiple reviews into one review, but since the Lenovo Yoga 8 and Yoga 10 Android tablets have identical specs, minus screensize and minor battery change, we felt there was no reason to make them individual reviews. Lets get to work and see how these two newly…

5
Dec

Some Users Unable to Log In to App Store Due to ‘FATAL’ Error


Some iTunes and App Store users are currently unable to log into their accounts using their Apple IDs, receiving a the following error when attempting to sign in: “FATAL::Unable to process your request. Please try again.”
The problem, which seems to have originated last night, is…

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