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'Ulysses' is coming to life thanks to virtual reality - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Look, there's nothing to be ashamed of if you've been plowing through James Joyce's Ulysses for the past, oh, decade. It's such a challenging read, that a developer thought it best to create some sort of a virtual reality world based on the piece...
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Sky spends £5 billion to become one of Europe's biggest pay-TV operators - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Rumors of an assault on Europe have circled for quite some time, but today BSkyB has finally made a move to expand its pay-TV empire outside of the UK. The company today announced it has agreed to pay 21st Century Fox a total of £4.9 billion ($8.33...
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Spotify comes to (a few) Vizio smart TVs - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Despite the popularity of its music service, Spotify's presence on connected TV platforms is still spotty. It's on Apple TV via AirPlay, Roku, LG and Samsung, but not Xbox, PlayStation or Chromecast (officially). We can add on one more today, as...
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Sense sleep sensor monitors your zzz's and wakes you up at the best time - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
You're lucky if you can sleep easily and wake up feeling refreshed all the time -- some people need a bit help to get a good night's rest from apps and gizmos, like this new device called Sense. The gadget, which looks like a crystal ball with rubber...
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Gamer discovers deceased father's ghost car, gets to race him again - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
YouTube comments typically fill one with shame and disappointment in the human race, but here's one that just might make you cry. Below a video from PBS about video games as spiritual experiences, a user going by the online handle 00WARTHERAPY00 has...
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More dinosaurs had feathers than we thought - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Realistically, we'll probably never successfully clone a dinosaur -- but if we ever do, we may be surprised by how the beast turns out. A fossil found in Siberia threatens to change our perception of what history's giant lizards may have looked like....
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Engadget Daily: the Oppo Find 7, shoes that vibrate in the right direction and more! - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Today, we review the Oppo Find 7, learn where not to fly drones, contemplate Apple's rumored 12-inch Retina Display MacBook and take a look at smart shoes that vibrate in the right direction. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24...
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Google wants to define a healthy human with its new baseline genetic study - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Google's got a big new project and it's you. Well, not just you, but a genetic and molecular study of humanity that aims to grasp at what a healthy human should be. It's in its early days, collecting anonymous data from 175 people, but it plans to...
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Data Cuisine creates meals based on cultural statistics - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
We've seen IBM's Watson computer serve up unlikely food pairings, but Data Cuisine takes culinary experimentation to a whole new level. Developed by data-visualization specialist Mortiz Stefaner and curator Susanne Jaschko, it's an initiative to...
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Here's the first look at Ridley Scott's live-action 'Halo' project - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Back at this year's E3 we learned that Halo: Nightfall would tell the origin story for a new character in Halo's sci-fi universe, and we're finally getting to see some of the show in motion. And, well, there are a couple of instances where it looks...
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Comixology now offers DRM-free comic backups, but only from select publishers - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
When Amazon purchased Comixology, it was a herald of change: iOS users lost the ability to purchase comics in-app, Android users were gifted with a new purchasing system and, now,the digital book seller is going DRM-free. Sort of. Comixology CEO...
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The 'Destiny' beta is now open to everyone - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Let's say you wanted to give Bungie's latest shooter, Destiny, a go before the game comes out in September, but the idea of pre-ordering video games goes against the very core of your being. Well, Bungie's just announced that it's opening the...
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MIT students modify a 3D printer with a height-measuring laser - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
It's happened to all of us: you queue up a print job, your old desk printer starts up and it unceremoniously jams halfway through. It's easy enough to resume a botched print job when you're dealing with paper, but what do you do when you're printing...
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Google is reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
What's the internet's most popular game-streaming service worth? About $1 billion, if VentureBeat sources have their story straight. Earlier this year, Variety and the Wall Street Journal reported that Google was in talks to acquire Twitch, but...
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New Apple TV game brings the 'Dance Party' to your living room - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Apple's set-top hobby has come a long way since its major refresh in 2010, thanks largely to a variety of services bringing different content to the platform. When it comes to gaming, however, the Apple TV isn't exactly a powerhouse, despite being...
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Here's what our readers are saying about the Surface Pro 3 - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft tried yet again to build a tablet that can replace your laptop, but critics found it fell just shy of that goal. Engadget's own Dana Wollman said that despite being "easier than ever to use as a tablet," the Surface...
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Twitch lets you host another channel's stream while you're on a burrito break - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
When a broadcaster logs off for dinner or puts down the controller for some shut-eye, Twitch now lets them keep the game streaming going with its new Host Mode. The function keeps a channel's chat up and running, but embeds a video of the action from...
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Get 'The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection' for free this month - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
It seems as if this week is a good one to get stuff on the cheap or even for free. First, Marvel announced a promo yesterday which gave access to its Unlimited comics service for 99 cents, and now EA has quietly revealed that it's giving away copies...
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Thanks to NASA, you can 3D print your own asteroids and satellites - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
If you have access to a 3D printer, you can now output your own space-exploring fleet thanks to NASA. The space agency has posted a library of files for printing a number of space probes, asteroids and Mars' Gale Crater. For the curious, Mars...
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Microsoft explains quantum computing in a way we can all understand - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Quantum computing -- it's a term we're hearing more and more, as companies such as D-Wave build their own early versions of super-machines. Microsoft, naturally, is investing considerable resources in the field as well; its Station Q research lab in...
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Comic-Con bans Google Glass from super secret screenings - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
While you might be able to don an Oculus Rift to pilot a Pacific Rim jaeger, Comic-Con isn't as accepting of another piece of (not so) popular headgear. As TechHive reports, event organizers have begun mirroring actions taken by some US and UK movie...
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Google celebrates Chromecast's birthday with free All Access pass - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
It's hard to believe that it's been a year single Google's streaming dongle arrived on the backs of TVs, bringing easy streaming chops to the masses. As a proper celebration, the folks in Mountain View are thanking both current and new Chromecasters...
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New French law could force Uber drivers to return home after every fare - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
If you're at a party and the host stops offering you drinks, it's a subtle hint that it's probably time to make tracks. Similarly, France is making it very clear that it isn't too keen on ride-sharing apps like Uber, to the point where its senate is...
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Instagram's Snapchat competitor Bolt leaks - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Snapchat's meteoric rise made one thing abundantly clear -- the market would soon be flooded with copy cats. The next major player to try and drink Snapchat's milkshake might be Instagram. A banner introducing Bolt, a service for "one tap photo...
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Oppo Find 7 review: A solid phone that faces stiff competition - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
The Galaxy S5. The One M8. The G3. Every notable player in the overcrowded smartphone space has a flagship, one heroic device that the company pins its hopes on... for a year or so, anyway. For Oppo, a Chinese phone maker whose profile has swelled...
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William Shatner reviews Facebook's new VIP-only Mentions app - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Whether you're a fan of Captain Kirk or Picard (we're Team Picard here), you have to admit that William Shatner reviewing the celebrity-exclusive Facebook app is apt -- he definitely loves some VIP prestige. The Priceline huckster gives a...
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Microsoft's first post-Nokia phone is the budget Lumia 530 - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
With Nokia's range of Android-powered smartphones all but dead, Microsoft is pushing its newly-acquired Lumia line harder than ever. Today, it's introduced the lowest-priced Windows Phone to date, the Lumia 530, delivering middle-of-the-road specs...
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YouTube star sued for copyright to the tune of $150,000 per song - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
Most YouTubers just get a takedown notice if someone reports them using copyrighted tunes with their videos. But when that user is a huge star on the video portal like make-up guru Michelle Phan, who has almost 7 million subscribers and was even...
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Relive your NES glory days with a gamepad that feels like the real thing - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
We've ripped apart knock-off gadgets more than a few times, but there are moments where a company's urge to mimic others will pay dividends. Take 8Bitdo's recently released NES30, for example: the Bluetooth gamepad recreates as much of the NES...
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Technology and recession are cutting into blue collar jobs - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
The National Bureau of Economic Research just published a paper that confirms what you might have been thinking for a long time now: recession and technology have been putting people out of work. Since we've yet to design a self-aware robot or AI...
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