Archive for September, 2014

Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin

Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin

Ask anyone about why Bitcoin has suddenly risen to prominence and they may offer one of a number of theories. Perhaps it’ll be the one about Cypriots smuggling money out of their country, or the promise of a digital gold rush, or perhaps the tale of a disruptive new economy created by a person who […]

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Bungie’s Destiny headed to the PlayStation 4 with exclusive content

Bungie’s Destiny headed to the PlayStation 4 with exclusive content

It wasn’t clear if Bungie’s 10-year project was headed to a next-gen console, but now the developer has made it official: Destiny is headed to the PlayStation 4. Gamers hoping to pick up the PS4 version of the title aren’t in store for an extra-long wait either, as it’ll be available at the same time […]

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Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an appliance aimed squarely at the gadget-obsessed citizens of the smartphone age. And then, earlier this year, Fadell and Rogers took […]

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What to expect when you’re expecting an iPhone 6 (or iWatch)

What to expect when you’re expecting an iPhone 6 (or iWatch)

Look, going off the sheer number of leaks we’ve seen the past few months, there’s no way you didn’t know Apple was planning to unveil a horde of new gadgets next week. Hell, the folks in Cupertino are even counting down to the event (and the livestream that goes with it) on Apple.com. If all […]

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Bitcoin’s elusive founder reportedly discovered living in California (update: maybe not)

Bitcoin’s elusive founder reportedly discovered living in California (update: maybe not)

There have been many theories bandied about as to the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Nothing conclusive has married the name to an individual or group, but now Newsweek claims to have found the Nakamoto, a 64-year-old Japanese-American man of the same name residing in California. Allegedly living an understated life, […]

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GamerBUS provides mobile Xbox 360 LAN parties

GamerBUS provides mobile Xbox 360 LAN parties

If you’re incensed about wasting your weekend (and part of last week) cruising around in futility trying to locate a Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii, the GamerBUS can provide the ultimate painkiller — provided you live around the Virginia Beach area, that is. If you’ve got 63 friends or so, and you’re not claustrophobic, you […]

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Trading ‘presence’ for untethered virtual reality: Gear VR versus Oculus Rift

Trading ‘presence’ for untethered virtual reality: Gear VR versus Oculus Rift

Standing up and moving around with a virtual reality headset is risky. What if you walk into a table? Or step on your dog? Or bash your face into the wall? Standing up and moving around while wearing Samsung and Oculus VR’s Gear VR headset isn’t suggested. But when you put it on, seated, and […]

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Amazon Prime Instant Video finally comes to Android

Amazon Prime Instant Video finally comes to Android

We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever, but today’s the day that Amazon finally lets Android users watch video on the go. The company has updated its core shopping app to bake-in Prime Instant Video, enabling users to catch digital re-runs of The Sopranos whatever device they’re rocking. The updated app also now lets […]

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What you need to know about dashboard-mounted car cameras

What you need to know about dashboard-mounted car cameras

We’ve all had it happen while out walking, cycling or driving. Somebody does something foolish and it results in an accident or a near miss, a giant meteor comes streaking through the sky or we catch a rare glimpse of a hoverbike-riding robot. Something memorable always happens when your phone is cached safely in your […]

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Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers

Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers

We heard it was coming and now here it is. Amazon has flipped the switch on its “free” video streaming for Prime members, the service we’ve been hearing about for the past month or so. If you’ve already been taking advantage of subscription-based two-day shipping so that your impulse buys get to your door a […]

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