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Chris Velazco / Engadget:
GoogolPlex intercepts Siri commands, lets it control third-party apps like Spotify and Google Maps   —  College kids gave Siri new powers and now you can too  —  We already know Apple is working on improving Siri, but gosh dangit, the folks in Cupertino just aren't moving as fast as some would like.
Apr 17, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
James Trew / Engadget:
Samsung Gear 2 review: much improved, but that doesn't mean you should buy it   —  2013 was the year of the smartwatch.  In promise, anyway — maybe not delivery.  Of the many, many different, colorful and unusual timepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung's Galaxy Gear that made the most headlines.
Apr 16, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Toshiba's first 4K laptop arrives next week for $1,500   —  After launching its first 4K laptop in the UK, Toshiba has just announced US availability.  It'll be the P55T rather than the P50T, but as before, it's a 15.6-inch laptop with a 3,840 x 2,160 pixels resolution — a staggering 282 PPI, if you're scoring at home.
Apr 15, 2014, 2:50 PMIn context
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google Glass Kit Kat update arrives ahead of tomorrow's big sale, but removes video calling   —  Still need a push to drop $1,500 on Google's Glass headset when they go on sale to all US residents tomorrow?  After skipping a couple of months, the team behind it is pushing a big software update …
Apr 14, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Facebook report shows where and how often it blocked illegal content   —  Facebook's plan isn't a secret: Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world, be it through the website proper or a buzzy, expensive mobile messaging app.  Breaking down communication barriers also means some of the company's millions …
Apr 11, 2014, 1:35 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Chrome beta for Android makes it easy to send web video to Chromecast   —  You no longer have to engage in some hidden setting gymnastics just to send web videos from Chrome for Android to your Chromecast.  Google has rolled out a Chrome 35 beta that lets you deliver “some” clips from the browser to a Chromecast-equipped TV.
Apr 11, 2014, 10:00 AMIn context
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Dropbox brings the popular Mailbox email app to Android and desktop   —  Dropbox is proclaiming that it's ready to launch “a new chapter,” but what exactly does that mean for the cloud storage king?  In addition to its ability to combine business and personal storage accounts …
Apr 9, 2014, 1:35 PMIn context
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Thunderbolt 2 Networking enables 10 Gbps Ethernet connection, supports Macs and PCs   —  Intel's Thunderbolt 2 connectivity standard is getting an update here at NAB 2014 with the addition of Thunderbolt Networking.  Put simply, this new feature will let you pair computers with a Thunderbolt cable …
Apr 7, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google takes legal action against Turkey's YouTube ban   —  Remember how a Turkish court ordered an end to the country's YouTube ban?  Well, that decision has already been reversed — and Google has launched an all-out legal assault in response.  The search firm has filed a complaint …
Apr 7, 2014, 8:30 PMIn context
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Broadcast your point of view with Livestream's new Google Glass app   —  NAB 2014 wouldn't be the same without Livestream, one of the internet's most popular broadcasting services, introducing new hardware or software.  As such, Livestream has just announced another way for users to share video on its site …
Apr 7, 2014, 3:15 PMIn context

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