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Weekends with Engadget: GS5 and Fire TV reviews, Sony's Yoshida on VR, and more!

Weekends with Engadget: GS5 and Fire TV reviews, Sony's Yoshida on VR, and more!
Andy Bowen
Andy Bowen|@An_dbowen|April 13, 2014 2:45 PM

Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!

Samsung Galaxy S5 review: a solid improvement, but don't rush to upgrade

Samsung's latest handset, the Galaxy S5, has a slightly larger screen and squared edges, but nontheless recognizable as part of the Galaxy family. Packing a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner and extensively revamped TouchWiz UI, it's a solid upgrade from the GS4. But is it worth an early upgrade?

Getting to know Microsoft's new Xbox lead, Phil Spencer

There's a new sheriff in Xbox town, and his name is Phil Spencer. While most of us know him as the E3 guy who speaks about games during Microsoft's keynote, Spencer is a longtime Redmond employee who worked his way up from the bottom.

The Micro is a $200 3D printer that can make a teacup in an hour

If you've been expectantly waiting for 3D printer that wouldn't require you to wring out your wallet, now might be your chance to pick one up. This week, M3D's Micro hit Kickstarter -- for only $200.

Lightroom mobile arrives for iPad with touch-friendly interface, realtime sync

Lightroom mobile for the iPad is here! Adobe's latest companion app brings photographers most of the most of the funtionality found in the desktop version, and any changes you make will be pushed to your Lightroom cloud.

Neil Young on digital audio: You're doing it wrong

Neil Young has a plan to serve up high-resolution audio, and it's called Pono. But why would anyone spend $400 on a somewhat chunky media player and re-buy all of their music library in FLAC format? We sat down with the rock icon to find out.

My First Time on the World Wide Web

Do you remember the first time you cracked open the treasures of the World Wide Web? Our editors sure do. Read on for a look into the lives of Engadget's biggest nerds and their first experience with the "internet."

Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything

Is it a gaming console? Is it a media streamer? Well, Amazon's Fire TV is a little of both. Sure, the $99 set-top box is lightning fast thanks to its "ASAP" technology. But in an ecosystem all to its own, will the Fire TV be able to attract enough development and content to stay afloat in an already saturated market?


Sony's Shuhei Yoshida loves that Facebook bought Oculus, says it helps validate PlayStation's efforts

Most of us were surprised (maybe even appalled) once we learned that Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion. Shuhei Yoshida, head of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios, however, was thoroughly excited.

Play Nintendo's rarest game on your Wii U

Back in the 90s, Nintendo released 90 copies of a three-part, competitive play cartridge called Nintendo World Championships. In the spirit of nostalgia, the company's adding said game into its next iteration of NES Remix for the Wii U.

Amazon phone reportedly coming in September with glasses-free 3D

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon's planning to release its own smartphone this coming September. What's more, the handset's reported to have four cameras with retina-tracking tech, making it possible to project 3D images without needing glasses.

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Weekends with Engadget: GS5 and Fire TV reviews, Sony's Yoshida on VR, and more!