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I typed my entire BlackBerry Passport review on the phone's tiny keyboard

engadget.com — Apparently I'm a masochist. That's an odd way to begin a review. But to give BlackBerry's latest handset, the Passport, as thorough a review as possible, I decided to type the entire thing from the phone itself.
Oct 30, 2014

"Apparently I'm a masochist. That's an odd way to begin a review." No kidding, @phonewisdom! engadget.com/2014/10/30/bla…

Oct 30, 2014

.@phonewisdom typed his BlackBerry Passport review on the phone's keyboard becuz he hates life engt.co/1ua6yhu pic.twitter.com/RTtUKd3ajT

Oct 30, 2014

Well, @phonewisdom is a braver man than I. He typed his entire BlackBerry Passport review on the device itself. engadget.com/2014/10/30/bla…

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Andy Rubin is leaving Google after leading its Android and robot projects

engadget.com — Just a year ago we learned Andy Rubin had shifted his focus at Google from Android to working with robots, like the ones from its acquisition Boston Dynamics, but tonight reports indicate he is leaving the company entirely. The Information and the Wall Street Journal reported the departure, and the WSJ quotes Google CEO Larry Page wishing Rubin well on future endeavors.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Devindra: Guess this wasn't the dro... robot shop he was looking for “@rjcc: Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google engt.co/1tnvxu3

Oct 30, 2014

Guess this wasn't the dro... robot shop he was looking for “@rjcc: Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google engt.co/1tnvxu3

Oct 30, 2014

RT @engadget: Andy Rubin is leaving Google after leading its Android and robot projects engt.co/1E71bAS

HTC's recovery stays on track by the slimmest of margins

engadget.com — When a company like HTC has been on a year-long losing streak, it's hard to work out if its earnings for this quarter are a cause for celebration or despair. Last quarter, you see, the One M8 helped the company achieve a huge turnaround, pulling down a $92 million profit after a series of losses.

Tim Cook says he's 'proud to be gay'

engadget.com — Tim Cook has long topped lists as the "most powerful" gay person in the world, and today he's publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time. "Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy," the Apple CEO says in a letter published by Bloomberg Businessweek .
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

RT @johncolucci: " I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." - @tim_cook engadget.com/2014/10/30/tim…

Oct 30, 2014

" I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." - @tim_cook engadget.com/2014/10/30/tim…

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Sony loses a little less money thanks to the PlayStation 4

engadget.com — If you're rooting for Sony to pull through recent tough times, it's still a cliffhanger, according to its latest earnings report. On the plus side, PS4 sales have been stellar, up 83 percent over last year at 310 billion yen ($2.8 billion). The good news drops off sharply from there, however, especially with mobile.
Oct 31, 2014

Sony's PS4 sales are keeping the wolves from the door, but mobile is tanking, hard. engt.co/1q75fbZ

Don't call Timex's Ironman One GPS+ a 'smartwatch' (hands-on)

engadget.com — The last time we thought about Timex, we were still using landlines and adjusting the tracking on the VCR so that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze would display properly. Remember "Indiglo"? That's still a thing, apparently!

'Arrested Development' season four is getting a re-edit

engadget.com — It wasn't a huge mistake, but the structure that Arrested Development's fourth season used was a bit off-putting for some viewers. Each episode followed the foibles of single members of the Bluth family in a few different timelines, and the early setup for many jokes didn't pay off until much later in the run.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @engadget: 'Arrested Development' season four is getting a re-edit engt.co/1wL0FoJ

Paris Hilton's Sidekick gets hacked. What is T-Mobile going to do about it?

engadget.com — So we're still waiting for someone from T-Mobile to get back with us with an official comment on what happened, but the big thing to take away from the Paris Hilton Sidekick hacking scandal (besides all the amateur porn and celebrity cellphone numbers) is that if she didn't "inadvertantly" give someone the password to her Sidekick, then T-Mobile didn't adequately protect the personal data of one of their subscribers (yeah, we're getting a little heavy on you all).
Oct 30, 2014

Remember that time a celeb's cloud-synced cellphone got hacked and leaked a bunch of nudes and cellphone contacts? engadget.com/2005/02/21/par…

IRL: The OnePlus One is everything my iPhone wasn't

engadget.com — After last month's iPhone event, I was disappointed -- I realized the iPhone 6 and its "Plus" sibling were still catching up to Android in a lot of ways. Regardless, the devoted iPhone fan in me still pre-ordered an iPhone 6 a few days later, in the wee hours of September 12th.

'Microsoft Band' wearable leaked by Apple and Google's app stores

engadget.com — It looks like the curtains have been raised early on Microsoft's attempt to join the wearables game. Sync apps have appeared in the Mac and Android app stores, set to personalize and track data for your "Microsoft Band." Developing... Tags: breaking news, microsoft, microsoftband, mobilepostcross
Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft debuts its Health app and a fitness band to go along with it engadget.com/2014/10/29/mic… via @engadget

Oct 30, 2014

A Microsoft fitness tracker that works on all platforms? Intrigued by this. engadget.com/2014/10/29/mic…

Oct 29, 2014

Oy I hope that's not the real name “@jonfingas: Oops… Microsoft spoiled its smart wristband early. engadget.com/2014/10/29/mic…

James Cameron thinks current VR technology is 'a yawn'

engadget.com — Coming from the man who created Terminator and Avatar, two of the most highly recognized sci-fi franchises, you'd think James Cameron would be excited about the rise of virtual reality in the past couple of years. But not so fast.
Oct 30, 2014

How dare he? | James Cameron thinks current VR technology is 'a yawn' engt.co/1wKjnOe via @engadget

Researchers use wearable sensors to better communicate with dogs

engadget.com — Sometimes it can be difficult to get your canine companion to get the commands you're giving, but there could be an easier way in the future. Researchers at North Carolina State University are working on a means to improve those communication skills with the help of a smattering of gadgets.
Oct 30, 2014

A team @NCState is using a sensor-packed harness to better communicate with dogs. Pretty neat. engadget.com/2014/10/30/nc-…

Netflix is coming to BT TV YouView boxes

engadget.com — BT today announced its second quarter financial results, but it's not the facts and figures we're interested in, as thrilling as they may be. All but hidden among tables and text is the news that BT's hooked up with Netflix, and pretty soon, the video streaming service will be available on the YouView set-top boxes of BT TV customers.

Samsung's 3G-ready Gear S watch reaches the US November 7th

engadget.com — Itching to strap Samsung's 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch on your wrist? If you're in the US, you'll only have to wait one more week. The cellular-capable timepiece is now officially slated to reach American stores on November 7th, including Best Buy, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Oct 30, 2014

Like the idea of a 3G smartwatch, but the Gear S looks like a Galaxy S melted on your wrist. Lil’ more style please. engadget.com/2014/10/30/sam…

Nottingham's National Videogame Arcade could be the best museum ever

engadget.com — Nottingham's probably best known for its infamous sheriff, but next year it'll have another claim to fame when a museum dedicated to gaming opens in the city.
Oct 30, 2014

Nottingham's National Videogame Arcade could be the best museum ever engt.co/1q407pb

11月のEngadget Fes 、日米Engadget チームが CES 2015 大予想。リチャード x マット x Ittousai #egfes

japanese.engadget.com — 11月24日に開催するガジェットの文化祭「Engadget Fes 秋葉原 2014
Oct 30, 2014

Use my train-driver pic. RT @engadgetjp: Engadget チームが CES 大予想。リチャード x マット x Ittousai #egfes japanese.engadget.com/2014/10/30/eng… pic.twitter.com/WZ6EozC67g

japanese.engadget.com — Engadgetは誰よりも先に新しいガジェットを手に入れたい、マニア必見のサイトです。日本版engadgetは海外版記事の情報だけではなく、日本独自の視点からも情報を発信しています。
Oct 30, 2014

See y'all in Tokyo! “@engadgetjp: 11月のEngadget Fes 、日米Engadget チームが CES 2015 大予想。 japanese.engadget.com/2014/10/29/eng… pic.twitter.com/xjniuZx7SK

Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other camera-toting wearables

engadget.com — Many individual American movie theaters are already hostile to guests who use wearables like Google Glass, and they've now made that opposition official on a national level. Both the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have instituted a "zero-tolerance" rule that bans recording-capable wearables during showings.
Oct 30, 2014

Beware movie pirates: RT @MarketplaceTech: Movie theaters across the United States have banned Google Glass. ow.ly/DztBP