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Facebook Ad Scammer Fined $100K for Ruining Our Newsfeeds [Facebook]

Adscend Media is the jerk ad agency responsible for many of the “OMG LOL THIS VIDEO IS SO GOOD JUSTIN BEIBER” links on Facebook that, when clicked, spam the same crap link to your friends. It has just been fined … Continue reading

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Hands-on with the Nyx Mobile Lyuba Max and Fun mockups

When PR reps have something they think is truly special, things can get a little cloak and dagger. While we were hanging around the Nyx Mobile booth, a rep quietly sneaked up on us, to offer a glimpse of two … Continue reading

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One in Six Cancers Are Caused By Treatable Infections [Medicine]

Cancer is a scourge on our society and, while scientists continue to work on treatments, many people view it as an inevitable truth. New research, however, suggests that as many as one in six cases of cancer are a result … Continue reading

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Virgin Mobile USA and Boost take WiMAX live, ship HTC EVO V 4G and EVO Design 4G on May 31

In sync with Sprint’s plans to get its sub-brands on 4G using its legacy WiMAX network, both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile have trotted out their initial 4G lineups. The early Virgin mix includes retreads of two Sprint data-only devices … Continue reading

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Amazon Appstore for Android Test Drive hands on: surprisingly cool, but still US-only

When Amazon Appstore for Android launched last week, one of its primary features — Test Drive — was disabled just a few minutes after it opened. With no try-before-you-buy, no refund process, and 1-Click purchasing ready to strike at any … Continue reading

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Sharp Cocorobo vacuum avoids obstacles, embraces small talk

With iRobot cleaning up in the robotic vacuum game, it’s only logical that some major manufacturers like LG and Samsung want a piece of the dirt sucking action. Sharp has gotten into the game as well — though the company’s … Continue reading

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Polamatic: Photo OG Polaroid Has a Photo Sharing Service of Its Own [App Of The Day]

Poloroid is the godfather of the photo-altering apps like Instagram that currently permeate the iOS App Store. By releasing Polamatic, the original instant photo company is reversing the process. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/2CatR1j_7Us/polamatic-photo-og-polaroid-has-a-photo-sharing-service-of-its-own Sonus Networks Sonic Automotive Skyworks Solutions Silicon Laboratories

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Cineskates Lighting Review: What Happens When You Mount Your Camera on Skateboard Wheels? [Video]

Dolly shots are a quintessential signifier of high production value; they remind us we are watching something cinematic. Cineskates is probably one of the simplest and cheapest off-the-shelf options for recreating this effect. But it has its limits. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Sony unveils Crystal White PlayStation Vita, limited digital diva edition

Remember that line-up of colorful consoles we eyed back at TGS? One of eight of those mock-ups is about to become a reality, at least in Japan. On June 28th, color conscious gamers will be able to pick up a … Continue reading

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Vidpresso Wants To Help TV Stations Put Your Tweets And Facebook Comments On Air

It’s hard to find a live morning show or sports event coverage on TV these days that doesn’t feature tweets or Facebook comments from viewers. For most programs, though, getting those messages on air is actually more difficult than it … Continue reading

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Polish Architects Build Stereotype-Reinforcing Upside-Down House [Video]

With a last name like Liszewski, I’ve heard every single Polish joke and stereotype there is. But I’m going to assume that Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozanski have just spawned at least one more with this unique tourist … Continue reading

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Hilary Hahn and Hauschka: Bounce Bounce [Video]

What do you get when you combine a Grammy Award-winning violinist, a world-renowned composer on a hacked piano, and an incredible Brooklyn-based stop-motion animator? Only the awesomest handicraft tide pool on the Internet. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/aBEXHt42G98/hilary-hahn-and-hauschka-bounce-bounce At&T Autodesk Automatic Data … Continue reading

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Sprint EVO 4G LTE ‘Getting Started’ guide now online

If you're one of those folks who has to know everything about a device before purchasing it — and we don't blame you if you are — this one's for you. Sprint's made available the Getting Started guide for the … Continue reading

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Ask DLS: What’s your primary Web browser?

Competition is a good thing, and the browser arena has been a fierce arena for years now. There are at least four “major” browsers each vying for your attention, along with lots of smaller spin-offs (SRWare Iron or Flock, anyone?). … Continue reading

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RIM Goes for BB10 Hail Mary Pass

Research In Motion unveiled its vision for its much-anticipated — and delayed — BlackBerry 10 platform Tuesday at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Fla., together with prototypes of hardware devices and app dev toolkits. The platform has sparked interest … Continue reading

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Forums: iOS Live Tiles, iPad or iPhone, iCloud apps, Star Wars day wallpapers, lady Avengers wallpapers

Should iOS get Windows Phone-style Live Tiles? iPhone 4S vs new iPad: Which should I buy? Where are the iCloud-enabled Apps? Thinking of jumping ship from iPhone 4S to Motorola RAZR MAXX Star Wars day wallpapers The ladies of the … Continue reading

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Dodge is a space-shooter in which you have no weapons

Space-shooters are usually a fairly fiery affair, with many types of guns, weapon upgrades, power-ups and more. Dodge does away with all of that, while keeping the very essence of a space shooter: Dark background, fast action, and stuff blowing … Continue reading

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iPad 3 accessories

iPad 3 accessories — or new iPad accessories if you don’t mind the ambiguity — are now plentifully available via the iMore iPad 3 Accessory Store. There’s a lot of great cases, cables, screen protectors, stylus, chargers, keyboards, and Bluetooth … Continue reading

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Windows 8 now available to OEMs via Microsoft Connect

Select Microsoft Connect partners — major players like HP — have been given their first taste of Windows 8. According to various sources, the build string currently sits at 7971.0.110324-1900, which is the third milestone build of the successor to … Continue reading

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Origin PC upgrading pre-Ivy Bridge orders with new silicon, asking nothing in return

Sure, you may need to shop around to find a replacement for that 11-inch number Dell pulled off the shelves, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on a free Ivy Bridge upgrade. Origin PC tells us that … Continue reading

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Skype 5.3 for Windows released, improves mobile video call quality

Version 5.3 of Skype for Windows has just been released, with the main emphasis of the new release being improved call quality, and the quality of video received by mobile Skype users. Presumably one party of the video call must … Continue reading

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Space Invaders Light Up Your Living Room

They came to Earth with the intention of invading our world. But in the end, they invaded our hearts and living rooms with the soft glow of nostalgia. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/05/space-invaders-light-up-your-living-room/ Technitrol Take-Two Interactive Software Syntel Syntax-Brillian

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Osama Bin Laden’s Corpse, IRL Lightsabers, Super-Volcanoes, and More… [Video]

This week was a busy week! Whether it was someone claiming they know where Bin Laden’s body is, anti-virus executives in the middle of a weapons bust, Samsung’s latest and greatest smartphone, or the new Batman trailer, there was no … Continue reading

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ChromeLite: experience the ASCII Web of yesteryear

Have you ever wondered what the Web was like before the Mosaic Web browser? If you were born in the last 20-odd years, or you only discovered your inner geek recently, did you miss out on monochrome monitors and the … Continue reading

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AT&T’s One X discovered to have ‘restricted’ bootloader, HTC responds

Since last year, HTC itself has been happy to let you unlock the bootloaders on its Android devices, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always be able to. If you’ll recall, the international version of the One X was rooted just … Continue reading

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RIM Goes for BB10 Hail Mary Pass

Research In Motion unveiled its vision for its much-anticipated — and delayed — BlackBerry 10 platform Tuesday at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Fla., together with prototypes of hardware devices and app dev toolkits. The platform has sparked interest … Continue reading

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Screen Grabs: Are agents on Fringe flashing their Google Wallet?

Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today’s movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. We’re not sure exactly what the FBI’s standard issue kit consists of, … Continue reading

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New Firefox Nightly and Aurora logos unearthed, and how to enable channel switching

Later today, Firefox will undergo its biggest developmental upheaval ever. Mozilla-central, the source of nightly builds, will be renumbered to version 5 — and at long last, after years of wallowing around version 1, Mozilla’s rendering and layout engine, Gecko, … Continue reading

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Gladinet maps Amazon Cloud Drive to your Windows desktop

Amazon’s recently-introduced Cloud Drive is a great place to store your files online. It offers 5 gigs of totally free space, and U.S. users also get access to the handy Cloud Player app (for Web and Android!) which streams music … Continue reading

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Facebook for Android updated, Messenger and Camera apps removed

The official Facebook application for Android has received an update today, eliminating the much-maligned "Camera" and "Messenger" shortcuts within the app drawer. The apps were first bundled with Facebook in version 1.9, and have been criticized for potentially misleading users. … Continue reading

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Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!

Samsung Galaxy S III. BlackBerry World. Phones with crazy amounts of RAM. Yeah, we’d say it was a pretty amazing week in mobile news, and CTIA hasn’t even arrived yet! We’ll have Myriam, Brad, Joseph and Mat Smith on tonight’s … Continue reading

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AT&T CEO voices regret over iPhone unlimited data model

It’s always refreshing to hear the head of a major corporation cop to past mistakes — particularly in front of a large crowd of on-lookers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted some misgivings about the way the carrier handled iPhone data, … Continue reading

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Kid Invents Candy Cure for Historically Incurable Ailment [Genius]

A 13-year-old girl from Connecticut named Mallory Kievman has come up with a pretty clever cure for hiccups: vinegar lollipops! She developed the idea after researching various at-home remedies—a teaspoon of vinegar, hard candy, etc—as well as the physiological reason … Continue reading

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Engadget Podcast 292 – 05.04.2012

The Engadget Podcast: it’s a lot like Two and a Half Men, only you have to guess who the half is, and with lots more Galaxy S III news. Host: Brian Heater, Terrence O’Brien, Michael Gorman Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: … Continue reading

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This Insane Amusement Park Ride Looks Like Three Minutes Of Pure Malfunctioning Terror [Video]

If you think you’ve seen amusement park rides like this before, think again. This one adds a unique twist, literally, with the two giant support arms able to move independently of each other. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/48qEayIEZJQ/this-insane-amusement-park-ride-looks-like-three-minutes-of-pure-malfunctioning-terror Mentor Graphics Mcafee Maximus … Continue reading

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Twitter rumored to have talked about acquiring iOS app Camera+

Two anonymous sources are claiming that Twitter was looking to acquire Camera+, one of the top iOS photography apps available. Unfortunately, the folks that make Camera+ are all over the world, and few were willing to move to San Francisco … Continue reading

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Elephant Quest is an addictive, deep platformer

When someone tells me about a “platformer”, my first thought is that it’s probably a simple game that mainly revolves around running and jumping around, with a minimal plot. [Play a Zelda game! -Ed] Elephant Quest is one platformer that … Continue reading

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AT&T: We Should Have Never Given You People Unlimited Data [Block Quote]

Ugh. Customers. The little brats. You give them the chance to pay extra for unlimited data so they can use their smartphones as designed, and then when you take it away, they complain! AT&T’s #1 regrets the whole damn thing. … Continue reading

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How to Pirate Software Without Getting Caught [Piracy]

Pirating software you don’t own is always illegal. But there are times when you do own software that you can’t access without pirating it. The cruel irony is that in those times, you’re probably more at risk of getting slapped … Continue reading

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TweetDeck to launch as HTML5 Web app, now accepting beta testers

When TweetDeck landed in the Chrome Web Store, it seemed like an indication that it might eventually evolve into a pure HTML5 Web app. Now it looks as though that’s exactly what’s going to happen, with TweetDeck announcing that a … Continue reading

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First Firefox 6 build next week, Firefox 7 by May, and aurora channel introduced

Mozilla’s Engineering Project Manager, Christian Legnitto, has detailed the release schedule for Firefox 5, 6 and 7. If all goes to plan, Firefox 6.0a1 will be released next week, April 12, and Firefox 7.0a1 in the middle of May. The … Continue reading

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Samsung’s Mobile Unpacked 2012 event now available to watch online (video)

Missed out on our liveblog coverage? Well, we’ll deal with that later, as the whole event is now online for you to gaze at. You might want to grab a snack and coffee to tide you over though, as it … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites Pizza Lightning Review [Food]

We aren’t getting an official stateside release of the obviously-inspired-by-America hot dog crust pizza from Pizza Hut. Sad. But Pizza Hut’s trying to make it up to us with the return of Cheesy Bites pizza, which it horrifyingly refers to … Continue reading

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Dish Network, AMC dispute could see the network’s channels dropped this summer

It wasn’t that long ago that Dish Network was proudly offering AMC HD to its customers (especially since DirecTV didn’t, which has since been rectified) but now the company is willing to let the network’s contract expire this summer, taking … Continue reading

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An Art Gallery of Destroyed Transformers Is the Funnest Art Thing Ever [Art]

On the surface, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is hosting an exhibit for John Chamberlain and his sculptures made from destroyed cars, steel and other wrought metals. Dig a little deeper and you can listen to an audio tour … Continue reading

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