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TomTom Navigator hits (some) Android devices, we go hands-on

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TomTom just released it's Android navigation app on Google Play to the robot-toting hordes, some three years after its iOS version debuted. Unfortunately, quite a number of newer smartphones, like the Galaxy S III, aren't yet compatible, due to a current resolution limitation of 800 or 854 x 480...
TomTom Navigator hits (some) Android devices, we go hands-on

Engadget's back to school guide 2012: fun stuff!

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Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. The good news? We're on to the fun stuff, the gear that...
Engadget's back to school guide 2012: fun stuff!
'One Sense' headphones block out the world, use spikes to ward off interruptions

How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

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Tmo News has it that T-Mobile is about to restrict roaming data usage to cut down on the amount of packets its customers consume when off the carrier’s networks. If true, the new restrictions could affect a lot of T-Mobile’s customers, though the size of the impact on each customer...
How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you
Hack Google Street View images into a movie with a "hyperlapse" tool
Czech Republic gets social with 'Republike' rebrand

Governments ban drug, eliminate toxic corpses to save a vulture population

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The overuse of drugs in large-scale agriculture poses a variety of risks to human health. But one that played out in India and the surrounding countries was remarkably indirect: an overabundance of rotting cow carcasses. Thanks to repeated government interventions, the root of that problem—plunging populations of vultures—may finally...
Governments ban drug, eliminate toxic corpses to save a vulture population
Watch this: 'the best meteor shower of the year' takes place this weekend

Turning down the volume: sound-cloaking acoustic metamaterials are on the way

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Whether you live in a town, city, or countryside, noise is everywhere. Urban planners and civil engineers have been taking noise into account, and, modern apartments often have pretty good sound insulation. But, lets face it, in the middle of the night, noises do tend to creep through (and...
Turning down the volume: sound-cloaking acoustic metamaterials are on the way

Game on: Game of Thrones

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For developers Cyanide Studios, this is a passion project that delivers two new chapters of George RR Martin's story, plotted in collaboration with him. But it fails with its repetitive combat actionLet me begin by declaring an interest: I love the Game of Thrones television series. Love it. In the...
Game on: Game of Thrones

4G: a more life-changing option may be round the corner

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Before you buy a new 4G phone, think carefully. In the future we could see a single handset using a 4G signal and Wi-Fi for callsI don't want to rain on the 4G parade. I really don't. The UK has been waiting a long time for a 4G service and...
4G: a more life-changing option may be round the corner

How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

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Tmo News has it that T-Mobile is about to restrict roaming data usage to cut down on the amount of packets its customers consume when off the carrier’s networks. If true, the new restrictions could affect a lot of T-Mobile’s customers, though the size of the impact on each customer...
How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

CenturyLink gets $35 million FCC grant to connect 45,000 rural homes to the internet

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CenturyLink has announced that it's getting $35 million from the FCC's Connect America Fund to hook 45,000 homes in rural areas up to the internet. The company isn't hiding its disappointment at the donation, since it was originally angling for closer to $90 million. However, the conditions attached to...
CenturyLink gets $35 million FCC grant to connect 45,000 rural homes to the internet

Verizon to look at launching cheaper LTE-only phones, with no 3G support, in late 2014

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A pure LTE world is still a long, long way off. But some countries and carriers could get there quicker than others, and indeed Verizon has revealed that it's considering launching LTE-only handsets, with no CDMA chip, within the next couple of years. Speaking to analysts at a recent...
Verizon to look at launching cheaper LTE-only phones, with no 3G support, in late 2014
How tin gets from deadly Indonesian mines to smartphones and tablets

Time-Lapse Video Like You've Never Seen It: Breathtaking Infrared

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In Karst Country, the video below, Glen Ryan takes the tried-and-true nature time-lapse to a new level, using infrared filters to photograph invisible wavelengths of light. The result is a gorgeous montage of landscapes, the hills and skies of the countryside near Wee Jasper, Australia, captured in eerie black and white hues....
Time-Lapse Video Like You've Never Seen It: Breathtaking Infrared

Is your Facebook page a lie?

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Everyone tries to show what a great time they're having at uni. But lots of people aren't happy at all - especially fashion studentsWhen I started university, people told me: "These will be the best days of your life." I was leaving my snoozy town in the countryside and heading...
Is your Facebook page a lie?

Click A Taxi launches redesigned mobile apps after upping its cabbie coverage to 50 countries

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Click A Taxi has launched its redesigned mobile apps today and expanded its coverage to 50 countries in total – up from nine before – to clinch the record for the app with the largest global network of taxi drivers. It’s quite a claim, and should help the app to...
Click A Taxi launches redesigned mobile apps after upping its cabbie coverage to 50 countries

Rural Cellular Association rebrands as Competitive Carriers Association, mirrors its move to the big city

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What's in a name? Quite a bit, if you ask the Rural Cellular Association. It's becoming the Competitive Carriers Association to reflect a membership shift from smaller providers that often serve the countryside to a much more urbane roster that includes Clearwire, Sprint and T-Mobile, on top of grown-up...
Rural Cellular Association rebrands as Competitive Carriers Association, mirrors its move to the big city

No time? Not enough cash? Try these bootstrapping tips

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In the summer of 2010 I caught the startup bug. Some close co-workers and I had day jobs that paid reasonably well but weren’t quite as fulfilling after almost a decade in the same business. We were really tired of using bad CRM in our sales team, and had a...
No time? Not enough cash? Try these bootstrapping tips

Orienteering: but not as you know it

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Today's orienteers may use GPS and race around shopping centres - but we still need our trusty map-reading skills. If you fancy trying it, there are events all over the countryOrienteering: perhaps it conjures up images of trudging through the countryside with a map and compass, or maybe of muddy...
Orienteering: but not as you know it

Startup of the Week: Camp in my Garden - AirBnB meets the outdoors

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Ever camped in your backyard as a kid?  UK-based startup Camp in my Garden is reviving that rustic charm by allowing homeowners to offer up their gardens as campgrounds to anyone for a reasonable price. Think of it as AirBnB meets the outdoors. Campinmygarden.com is the brainchild of Victoria Webbon...
Startup of the Week: Camp in my Garden - AirBnB meets the outdoors

New Brainshark Team Edition

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We've written before about Brainshark's mobile slide show app and today they have announced the availability of SlideShark Team Edition. It adds admin controls, team-wide content sharing, and usage analytics to the individual features found previously. With Team Edition, sales teams for example can share their slide decks as they...
New Brainshark Team Edition
Google Launches Its Third Year Of Earth Developer Grants For Maps That Help Nonprofits Accomplish A Mission

On the road: Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI

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Instantly forgettable. A car for the budget, not for the heartI enjoy a car with a sarcastic name. Like a Mitsubishi Carisma, a vehicle with the charisma of a potato. Or a Rover Streetwise, which, despite its attempts to look tough, is clearly a Rover 25 underneath - a cowering, curtain-twitching...
On the road: Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI

IRL: Canon EOS 7D, Snapseed for iOS and Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TS4 rugged camera

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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. And we're back! Most of us Engadgeteers are freshly returned from a staff retreat to...
IRL: Canon EOS 7D, Snapseed for iOS and Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TS4 rugged camera
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