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Twitter's new profile pages are now available for everyone

Apr 23, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

After a few weeks of test drives, Twitter officially rolled out its new profile pages to the masses today. Besides the sexy new look, the update includes a few tweaks like a running tally of how many times you’ve favorited tweets and a new page where…

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Mailbox's Auto-swipe archives and deletes on iOS so you don't have to

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

When Mailbox hit Android earlier this month, it came with a new feature called Auto-swipe that wasn’t on the iOS version — until now, that is. Yes, iOS users who just can’t be bothered to wrangle those cluttered inboxes anymore: Mailbox for iPhones…

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Lytro's new light-field camera looks like an actual camera, costs $1,599

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

If Lytro’s first camera offered us a sneak peek at the promise of light field photography, the company’s second-generation product swings those doors wide open. A far cry from the toy-like appearance of its predecessor, the newly announced Lytro…

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University wants you to capture the 'soundscapes' of Earth

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

Remember when Ridley Scott asked people to record videos to be compiled into the Life in a Day movie? Bryan Pijanowski, Purdue University’s Soundscape ecologist, wants to repeat the task today, but with audio rather than video. He’s developed the…

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Nations gather to decide who gets the keys to the internet

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

Many countries are (understandably) unhappy with the influence the US wields over the internet, and in particular its control of ICANN, the web’s “back end.” The Department of Commerce has agreed to give up its oversight of the body, and is meeting…

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London Tube and buses begin trialling smartphone payments (again)

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

Despite suggestions that NFC payments were too slow, London’s Tube and bus networks appear ready once again for some contactless disruption. According to the Financial Times, both EE and Vodafone have engaged in talks with Transport for London (TfL)…

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Your internet is probably slower than advertised

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

When it comes to internet speeds, “you get what you pay for” is pretty far from the truth a majority of the time. The Wall Street Journal used Ookla’s speed-testing data to survey some 800 US cities and 27 ISPs in terms of advertised transfer rates…

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LG's upcoming G Watch will be water resistant and 'always on'

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

LG’s official site has just spilled a few extra tidbits about the G Watch, which is due out in the summer and will be based on Google’s Android Wear platform. For a start, there’ll be two color options: “stealth black” or “champagne gold,” both with…

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The 'Elephant Listening Project' captures the animal's secret language on film

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Admin   //   Blog sponsored by Engadget.com  //  No Comments

Elephants might have their own language, one that’s communicated through a series of ultra low-frequency rumbles. A new study called the Elephant Listening Project (ELP) is attempting to decode Dumbo by analyzing over 300,000 hours of audio captured…

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