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by dave

What should the "Internet of Things" actually be called?
Every time I hear the phrase "Internet of Things," I both cringe at how awkward (and omnipresent) it sounds, as well as shake my head at some of the crazy products that are being created thanks to this category. We have things like refrigerators that tweet at you, toasters that text you, and even toothbrushes that track you. On one hand, these connected devices provide a lot of interesting information and make our lives... Read more →
HDTVs / televisions

by dave

Game of Thrones intro reimagined with Skyrim cities

Oh, this is brilliant. Just in time for the new season of Game of Throne (oh yes yes yes), an enterprising individual has recreated the entire Game of Thrones intro scene with cities from Skyrim. For those who've ventured through its lands killing dragons, it's pretty awesome to see the attention to detail with the city layouts that pop up.

Anyway, check it out!


by dave

The best April Fools' announcements in tech?
There's been a lot of April Fools' announcements over the years, both good and bad. One of the more interesting ones in my opinion is Google's announcement of Gmail way back in 2004.
At the time, it was mind blowing. Compared to things like Yahoo and Microsoft's offerings (which was about 25MB?), Google was offering 1GB of free email? What!? Amazing. But surely it wasn't real. It was announced on April Fools' day.
Fortunately, it ended up being real and it was a... Read more →

by TgD

Microsoft: Always with a sense of humor
I just thought I would share this because I genuinely thought it was hilarious.
Apparently last month on Valentines day, my local Microsoft store was hosting speed dating... of their Windows devices
"Speed Dating Our Devices"
"Join us in our theater space to find love this Valentines, Love with our Devices that is. We are going to showcase the Windows Phone, Surface tablet, the joys of windows 8.1 and some much more. Come in and meet your in love."... Read more →

by dave

The Internet turns 25 today! Share your first experience on the 'net'.
On March 11th, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed a new digital information management system that would go on to become what we know know as the Internet. It would go on to help spawn wonderful companies to help catalog this new Wild West such as Altavista, Yahoo, Ask, and Google. It would improve our social lives with things like Friendster, MySpace, and Facebook. And it would cost immense amounts of worker productivity thanks to things like Stumbleupon, Digg, and... Read more →

by wmsteele

Join the Engadget NCAA Tournament Bracket Pool
Hey Folks!
For those of us who follow college basketball here in the states, March is a great time. This year, we're going to have an Engadget Bracket Pool over at Yahoo. Why Yahoo? Well, any site we pick will likely require a good number of you to register, and Yahoo has a stellar Fantasy Sports experience. You can go ahead and register now, but the brackets won't be editable until after the selection show this weekend.
Scoring is as follows for correct picks:
Round of 64: 1 pt.
Round 32: 2 pts.... Read more →

by Rgenius90

Getting into the Wireless Industry
I am a college senior studying economics and I have had a deep passion for technology. I have experience with computer hardware and software at an intermediate level. My biggest passion are cellphones and their carriers. I have to have the latest information on the newest phones, mobile OS's, just about anything to do with phones. I even look at the same information on the same phone from different sources just to get a different perspective. I want to work in this industry and I would like to... Read more →

by NicoBugarin

What phone do you use?
I just want to know what people use as their daily phone.

What phone do you use?
  • iPhone
  • BlackBerry
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Nexus
  • HTC
  • Sony Xperia
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • (If not mentioned above please put the name of of your daily phone)
e.g. iPhone 5c, Samsung Note 3, Nexus 5 etc
Please share this discussion so people would see and answer.

by dave

The Circle: A FaceGoogApplinian story
Spoiler alert: This discussion is centered on Dave Eggers' "The Circle." If you haven't read it yet or are planning to read it, you might want to stay away from this discussion and avoid following it.
The Circle by Dave Eggers: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18302455-the-circle
Description: When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out... Read more →

by AllMyStuff

Data Recovery Software vs Company
What is the difference between a $75.00 piece of recovery software like R-Studio (https://secure.r-tt.com) and companies like KrollOntrack (http://www.krollontrack.com) or SERT Data Recovery (http://www.sertdatarecovery.com).

More specifically if recovery software can do the same thing as those companies can, how can they stay in business?