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Dec

Huawei files trademark for PhoPad, but shouldn’t be worried about anyone taking the name


Huawei filed a trademark for a “PhoPad” with the USPTO this week. There’s no guarantee that the manufacturer will come out with such a device — which, given the name, we’d expect to be similar in concept to the ASUS PadFone or FonePad — but who …

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8
Dec

The Case For Gambling Apps On Android


Gambling has been a part of human history for as long as we have documented. From dice rolling to roulette tables, many people find the allure of putting money on the line in the hopes of increasing their own kitty to be utterly intoxicating. This intoxication can, and has, unfortunately led to…

8
Dec

Time Machines: Atari’s CES Endgame


Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills. In the week’s leading up to the biggest gadget show on Earth, we’ll be offering a special …

8
Dec

IRL: 18 holes with the Zepp GolfSense swing analyzer


Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.
File this under “things we don’t normally review at Enga…

8
Dec

3Doodler review: a $99 3D-printing pen


I’ve spent a fair bit of time trying to explain the WobbleWorks 3Doodler to people over the past year or so. My descriptions generally alternate between the company’s slightly misleading “3D-printing pen” to “sort of like a hot glue gun that melts…

8
Dec

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: eco-friendly Christmas trees, Kingdom of Erebor Lego replica and a ring that translates sign language


Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.
At this time of year, you tend to see lots of cars with Christmas trees strapped to their roofs. But tha…

8
Dec

Android 4.4.1 shows signs that mirroring to Chromecast is coming soon


So far, the ability to wirelessly stream the display of an Android phone or tablet to your TV has been limited to solutions like Miracast, but information spotted by Cyanogen Inc. cofounder Koushik Dutta suggests that will change soon. Dutta, who …

8
Dec

Netflix’s Daredevil TV show will be lead by Cabin in The Woods director Drew Goddard


Netflix’s slate of original content has been extraordinarily well-received so far, and that’s likely related to the people behind the shows. Big names like David Fincher and Kevin Space drew people to House of Cards, while the award-winning Orange…

8
Dec

Motorola CEO Suggests That The Release Of Project Ara May Be Closer Than You Think


By far one of the most intriguing projects that has made waves in the past year is Motorola’s Project Ara, first brought to our attention thanks to Dave Hakkens’ Phonebloks concept videos. If you haven’t heard of Project Ara before, the primary aim of the project is to research…

8
Dec

C Spire kicks off pre-registration for its Mississippi gigabit fiber service


C Spire, the regional wireless carrier with gigabit-sized dreams, has just announced that residents in nine Mississippi cities can now pre-register for its home fiber program. The southern US-based company recently revealed its plans to join Googl…

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