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You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictable cycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters like HTC, Samsung and LG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when...

February 22nd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If recent trends are any indication, there are two roads that lie ahead for smartwatches and the companies foisting them upon us: the all-you-can-eat, tracker + smartphone approach and the single-minded focus on health and wellness bands. One meanders off to a fuzzy horizon laden with disregarded...

February 21st 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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A simple kind of happiness reigns in the world of mobile gaming. The app stores are brimming over with four-star ratings; popular titles are making billions of dollars for their creators; and folks on the morning commute seem generally content with what they're playing -- sometimes destroying rows...

February 20th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We're here at CES, and what should we spy but HTC's "Champagne Gold" version of its flagship. Unlike the edition crafted for the MOBO awards, this one ditches the 18-carat shell in favor of a finish that, up close and personal, is actually a little classier than the real thing. We've taken some sn...

January 7th 2014 at 6:21am 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The last Switched On introduced the 2013 Switchie Awards for TV, PC and gaming products. This time, we'll take a look at the mobile and wearable devices that made their mark in 2013.

January 2nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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As the leaves turn to gold and flutter from the trees, the Engadget team digs out their scarves and mittens to get ready for the mad rush of phone launches that take place ahead of the holiday season. We've seen big devices (both large and high-profile ones) enter the world over the last few month...

November 25th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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So, like a flute to a cobra, we've charmed you into attending Engadget Expand in NYC -- hooray! It'll be quite the busy weekend, but this handy Expand web app will help you prepare for the event. We've outlined the full agenda for both days (November 9th and 10th), listed every exhibitor and even...

November 6th 2013 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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We're back in the studio this week, but you'll have to get your Brian Heater fix while you can, as he'll be out for the next week or two. Dana Wollman and Joseph Volpe join our host to talk about Microsoft's "lean mean heavy machine," the Surface Pro 2, and Joseph admits to both wanting a watch wi...

October 18th 2013 at 3:03pm 0 Comments