Weekends with Engadget: E3 2014, getting sweaty with Sony's Project Morpheus and more!

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Weekends with Engadget: E3 2014, getting sweaty with Sony's Project Morpheus and more!

This week, we stormed the floors of E3 2014, interviewed Shuhei Yoshida and Phil Spencer, took Sony's Project Morpheus for a test-run and watched Amazon launch its Prime Music streaming service. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!

Getting sweaty with the future of Sony's virtual reality

Sony wants to be the one to take VR mainstream, but according to its senior director of R&D Richard Marks, that push won't happen in 2014. Read on as our own Joseph Volpe investigates the company's plans for Project Morpheus and, of course, takes the headset for a spin.

What you need to know about commercial drones

Drones have the potential to fundamentally change certain businesses and industries, so why aren't the skies filled with commercialized UAVs? Well, mostly because they're illegal. Read on as our own Steve Dent discusses the ABCs of drone flight in the US.

Xbox at E3 2014: an interview with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer

This week's Xbox press conference was 90 minutes of games and more games, but that's not to say Microsoft doesn't have other irons in the fire. Watch our interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer as we discuss VR, Xbox 360 gaming on the One and more.

Open-world 'Zelda' game heading to Wii U in 2015

This week at E3, Eiji Aonuma announced that Nintendo's reviving the exploratory essence of the original Legend of Zelda with a new, open-world title. This time, Link has new duds, better weapons and can go wherever he pleases.

Honeywell's Lyric thermostat has the looks and smarts to take on Nest

Honeywell, the original thermostat manufacturer, announced this week that it's taking on Nest with a brand new model called Lyric. The cylindrical device packs a proximity sensor and full connectivity via its own Android and iOS apps. What's more, it will be available at the start of August for $279.

What you need to know about the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

Earlier this week, we joined thousands of developers, publishers and video game fanatics in Los Angeles, California for one of the biggest industry trade shows in the world: the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Read on for everything you need to know about this gigantic three-day event.

PlayStation at E3 2014: an interview with Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida

This week at E3, our own Ben Gilbert sat down with Sony's Shuhei Yoshida to discuss PlayStation Now. Launching as an open beta later this summer, the game-streaming service is just the beginning of Sony's initiative to bring PlayStation games to many devices.

What you need to know about Amazon Prime Music

It looks like the glut of rumors were true: Earlier this week, Amazon launched its very own music streaming service. Exclusive to Prime members, Prime Music brings adless access to over a million tunes via the Amazon Music app.

How I got stabbed in the chest at E3 2014 (an Oculus Rift tale)

Demos are a thing of the past: Oculus Rift's second development kit was running full-on games at E3 2014, and Ben Gilbert was there to take part in the action. He also got (virtually) stabbed in the chest by an alien.

Powerbeats2 are Beats by Dre's first wireless earbuds

Beats by Dre is now in the wireless headset business. Dubbed the Powerbeats2, these cord-cutting $199 buds feature an adjustable hook-over-the-ear design and boast six hours of battery life. What's more, you don't have to worry about getting overly sweaty at the gym thanks to its IPX4 water resistance.

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