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The view from CES: The top technology trends that will matter in 2013

Last day to nominate your favorite gadgets for the 2012 Engadget Awards!

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Today is the last chance to give your favorite gear of 2012 some love by nominating products for our annual Engadget Awards. We have 15 categories, from best smartphone to worst gadget of the year, and the finalists are entirely up to you, dear readers. Head to our original...
Last day to nominate your favorite gadgets for the 2012 Engadget Awards!

Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for "copyright infringement"

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Filed under: Business, Video, Commercial, Op-Ed In an act of corporate insanity that reminds me of military behavior as described in Catch 22, Sony BMG removed the videos from Beyonce's official YouTube channel for "copyright infringement." It is her channel, and she is their artist. This is awesome! I mean,...
Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for "copyright infringement"

Bring The Horror Home With Life-size Twilight Body Pillows [Please God No]

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Have you ever dreamt of sharing your boudoir with a pasty teenage bloodsucker...or Teen Wolf? Your innermost fantasies are now a reality thanks to these Twilight "manllows" on Etsy. Bonus: they're from the torso up, so everything stays thematically PG-rated! Need a handsome shoulder to cry on after a...
Bring The Horror Home With Life-size Twilight Body Pillows [Please God No]
It's Rumor Sunday! Apple Has Been Cozying Up To DIY Guide App Snapguide

Living with Google Glass, Day One: the reveal

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In a loft atop Chelsea Market, Google is doing something special. Here, lucky Explorers will get their first taste of Project Glass. Yes, Google's latest X project (that we know about, at least) has finally made its way to the East Coast en masse. More importantly, it's also made...
Living with Google Glass, Day One: the reveal

Park Slope Patrick Stewart is Your New Favorite Tumblr

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(Photo: Park Slope Patrick Stewart) Dear readers, have you heard the good news? The devilishly handsome Patrick Stewart–Shakespearean scholar and he of Star Trek: The Next Generation glory–has nestled himself between the hip young parents and NYU students in a new apartment in Park Slope. Naturally, the neighborhood worked itself into a...
Park Slope Patrick Stewart is Your New Favorite Tumblr

Nokia's social apps coming to Android and iOS: lions expected to lie down with lambs shortly

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Nokia's Pulse app looks and smells familiar to anyone who's ever used Google Latitude. The difference being that the Finnish handset maker has the benefit of Navteq's $8 billion geolocation technology that it picked up back in 2008. Now the Haus of Elop is opening a Boston skunkworks that'll...
Nokia's social apps coming to Android and iOS: lions expected to lie down with lambs shortly

Discuss: How Do You Deal With Online Trolls?

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U.K. boxer Curtis Woodhouse had the perfect solution: track the culprit down and "have a chat with an old friend." But that approach might not be for everyone. British boxer Curtis Woodhouse has got a novel way of dealing with Internet trolls. After the soccer pro-turned boxer lost a...
Discuss: How Do You Deal With Online Trolls?
Reader Survey: What Do You Want In iOS7?

Editor's Letter: CES ahoy

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's very nearly time, dear readers. CES is just a few days away. By the time you read this I'll be boots on the ground in Las Vegas, with nearly the entire Engadget...
Editor's Letter: CES ahoy

Refurbished Motorola Xooms came with private data from previous owners

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Motorola facilitated the sale of a bunch of refurbished Xoom tablets with former owners' data still on them, the company announced in a press release Friday. The Xooms were part of a deal on flash sale site woot.com last fall, and of the thousands sold, 100 were shipped out...
Refurbished Motorola Xooms came with private data from previous owners

Poll: Would You Use Amazon's Delivery Lockers?

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Bryan Thomas for The Wall StreetCustomers at a Gristedes grocery store walk past an Amazon Locker in New York. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Amazon.com is quietly installing large metal cabinets called Amazon Lockers in grocery, convenience and drugstore outlets that accept packages for customers to later pick...
Poll: Would You Use Amazon's Delivery Lockers?

Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

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It seems to us that a lot of Americans dislike Bank of America, but it turns out there's a more hated company out there. Over 250,000 voters at The Consumerist decided that Electronic Arts is even worse. Here's why: [A]fter years of being ignored and relegated to steerage, game-players...
Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

Bald Beliebers Remind Us: Just Because You Read It On Twitter, Doesn't Mean It's True

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My mom always said that the most dangerous lies are the ones mixed with truth. That’s why the internet, namely Twitter, can be such a spurious environment. We sometimes forget that with the real-time, viral benefits of the short-winded social network come the same negative effects. Truth can spread like...
Bald Beliebers Remind Us: Just Because You Read It On Twitter, Doesn't Mean It's True

Welcome to the new Engadget commenting system, Livefyre

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Greetings readers and commenters. We here at Engadget are always working hard to provide you with the best reading experience we possibly can. To do this, we're making a clean break from our old commenting system -- starting anew in the interests of elevating the discourse that occurs in...
Welcome to the new Engadget commenting system, Livefyre

Ars Asks: We've got some UltraEverDry--what should we put it on?

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A little under a month ago, we posted about UltraEverDry, a "revolutionary super hydrophobic coating that repels water and refined oils using nanotechnology," according to the manufacturer. The post was accompanied by a pretty amazing video of the stuff in action. The coating appears to laugh at water, oil,...
Ars Asks: We've got some UltraEverDry--what should we put it on?

Editor's Letter: Homecoming

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week is over, dear readers, and it's been an eventful one for me. I spent a few days in Detroit, wrapping up some testing for the AOL Autos Technology of the Year...
Editor's Letter: Homecoming

Thank you, dear readers.

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Thank you, dear readers.

Purchased Play store apps gone missing? Google's looking into it

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Quite a few folks have seen many of the apps they paid cold, hard cash for have disappeared from their list of purchases after Google rebranded Android Market as the Play Store. We haven't had the problem ourselves, but according to a litany of posts on the XDA-Developers forums,...
Purchased Play store apps gone missing? Google's looking into it

The New Yorker unveils Strongbox, a tool for sources to submit files and tips anonymously

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As with most news organizations, a lot of the posts we publish start out as emailed tips from you, our dear readers. But some employees put their jobs on the line when they share info, which, as you might imagine, makes them reluctant to hit send. The New Yorker...
The New Yorker unveils Strongbox, a tool for sources to submit files and tips anonymously
Tips and tricks for getting started with Windows 8
The 10 best and worst things to happen to cleantech in 2012

Test Driving GAIN Fitness, The App That Turns Your iPhone Into A Personal Trainer [TCTV]

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Summer is on its way, and self-improvement is on everyone’s minds — it seems like each day I hear about a new must-have app focused on fitness, health, nutrition, or the “quantified self” in general. And now that the tech startup scene is hotter than ever, many of these...
Test Driving GAIN Fitness, The App That Turns Your iPhone Into A Personal Trainer [TCTV]

Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet coming October 26th for $199?

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We'll admit to being a little blown away when Microsoft launched the Surface -- it was an impressively polished tablet that we had heard barely a whisper of leading up to the mysterious launch event. But, there was one thing that we were still left wondering: how much would...
Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet coming October 26th for $199?

Lytro Light Field Camera's guts get spilled on the FCC's dancefloor

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There's a scene in Robocop 2, where our eponymous hero is set-to with an angle grinder and dumped in pieces outside the Detroit Police station. Now replace the cybernetic Alex Murphy with the Lytro Light Field camera and you'll know what was found on the sidewalk opposite from the...
Lytro Light Field Camera's guts get spilled on the FCC's dancefloor

… regarding Gizmodo and Apple:

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First of all, I’ve got to say that I’m a little disappointed in the fact that many people aren’t automatically on Gizmodo’s side here. I wrote some quick comments yesterday afternoon, which you can read here (and I still stand behind). I’ve heard a lot of angles as to why...
… regarding Gizmodo and Apple:

Sony Mobile has 'an ambition' to launch Firefox OS device in 2014

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Despite what your feelings may be about Firefox OS, various OEMs and carriers are clearly content with having more options to explore. The latest outfit appears to be Sony's Mobile entity, which, earlier today, announced it had reached multi-year deal with Telefónica which will "explore the development" of a...
Sony Mobile has 'an ambition' to launch Firefox OS device in 2014

VestGuard UK Ballistic iPad Panel test: can this slate stop a bullet or two? (video)

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We've seen tablets used as skateboards, tablets used as car dashboards and many, many tablets hacked to do things they weren't intended to do. This, dear readers, might be the greatest hack of all: modifying a tablet to make it bulletproof. When VestGuard UK announced its £49.99 (about $80)...
VestGuard UK Ballistic iPad Panel test: can this slate stop a bullet or two? (video)
TCTV Live: The Wrap-Up on Apple and the New New iPad
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?