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BT is in talks to buy back O2 — Following in the footsteps of Take That, S Club 7 and 5ive, BT appears determined to get the band back together. The company has confirmed to us that it is in talks with European communications giant Telefonića to buy back O2, almost a decade after it sold the operator for £17.7 billion.

Engadget UK giveaway: win a GoPro Hero4 Black Edition courtesy of Tagstr — Alas, our Galaxy Note 4 giveaway has run its course, but don't be too downhearted if you missed out. This week, we've got one of GoPro's new Hero4 Black Edition action cams to offload, and the timing couldn't be better if you've got a shredding adventure planned this ski season.

Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room — Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it's shipping the Alpha console. You can now shell out $549 or more to get a living room-friendly Windows PC with a custom interface designed to work with an included Xbox 360 gamepad.

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera — 3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350 (without a gimbal or camera).
Nov 23, 2014

New X8+ drone from @3DRobotics can carry a mirrorless camera, look badass… via @Engadget

San Francisco's public defecation map highlights a shitty situation — Wondering what that smell near the Civic Center is, San Francisco resident? As far as serious interactive maps go, Human Wasteland is one of the strangest we've seen. Created by civil-engineer-turned-web-developer Jennifer Wong, the project plots human excrement "incidents" reported by the public to SF311.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @mollywood: San Francisco's public defecation map -- I hope it embarrasses the city enough to help these people and clean it up.…

Nov 21, 2014

San Francisco's public defecation map -- I hope it embarrasses the city enough to help these people and clean it up.…

Nov 21, 2014

This is what I’ve been trying to tell you people: San Francisco is full of shit

Nov 21, 2014

Kudos to web developer (and fellow ex-civil engineer) @mybluewristband for creating this interactive SF "crap-map"…

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Tina Fey's new show moves from NBC to Netflix — Last year, NBC announced it would be home to a new show produced by Tina Fey ( 30 Rock, SNL) and starring Ellie Kemper ( The Office), but now that show's going straight to Netflix. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will premiere across all of Netflix's territories in March with its 13-episode first season, and Netflix has already signed it up for a second.

Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'! — What is Super Smash Bros.? It is Nintendo at its most referential, its most detail-oriented. We already said all this once before, actually. Right here. Anyway, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (that's seriously the full title) has finally arrived on Nintendo's home console. You can play it right now!

Thanko's Bluetooth earpiece / wristwatch for the on-the-go, shameless tech professional — Thanko has given us much joy over the years, from e-cigarettes to necktie / spy cameras. But the Bluetooth Headset Wristwatch? Hell, this one looks almost useful: your watch can be popped out of the wristband to do double duty as a Bluetooth earpiece.
Nov 21, 2014

So uh, Thanko beat Huawei to the Bluetooth earpiece wristwatch game over four years ago?!…

Amazon Fire HD 6 review: great value for a $99 tablet — Here's a question: How did Amazon know it was time to make a $99 tablet? Because of focus groups? Its ace marketing department? Close: user reviews. Let's not forget that Amazon is best known for its retail empire, so when lots of people start buying cheap tablets, the company catches on quickly.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @DanaWollman: Amazon's Fire HD 6 tablet is nice in its own right, but it definitely got a higher score because of the $99 price:…

Nov 21, 2014

Amazon's Fire HD 6 tablet is nice in its own right, but it definitely got a higher score because of the $99 price:…

Uh-oh, Moto: AT&T stores are returning early Nexus 6 units over a bug — If you're an AT&T customer eager to get your hands on the over-sized Nexus 6, get ready to wait a bit. AT&T stores are apparently returning the first crop of Nexus 6 units to Motorola over a software bug, Droid Life reports. And it'll likely be a while until their stock is replenished.

European Parliament expected to push Google to break itself up — Google's been caught up in an antitrust tango with the European Union for years, and since the EU hasn't been thrilled with the search giant's attempted concessions, there might be an extreme new option on the table.

iGrill meat thermometer for iPhone is the expensive, unholy marriage of the meat thermometer and iPhone — this one coming: iGrill is a Bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer. That's right, this bad boy not only displays the temp of whatever you sink the probe into, it also takes that info and transmits it to your iOS device for remote monitoring.

LaserWatch: The story of a man with too much time on his hands — Your smartwatch may may be the height of wearables today, but it can't get you out of a supervillain's elaborate death trap. That's where Patrick Priebe's LaserWatch comes in, which is like something out of a Bond flick. On the surface, it looks like any other digital watch.

EE and O2 are now serving 4G inside the Channel Tunnel — Having mobile internet access inside the Channel Tunnel is useful, but where are those faster speeds that we were promised? Well, after expanding their 2G and 3G networks in March, EE and O2 are finally offering 4G connectivity on the Eurostar.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @nisummers: EE and O2 are serving up some 4Gizzle inside the Channel Tunnel now

Netflix picks up fourth season of popular A&E series 'Longmire' — Fans of A&E's were pretty vocal when the network announced it would part ways with the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3. Well, the show will live on at the hands of Netflix. The streaming service nabbed the rights to the fourth season that's set to include ten episodes arriving in 2015.
Nov 21, 2014

Netflix picks up ten season, 4th season of AMC's "Longmire." Nation prepares to explain streaming to it's older demo.…

Nov 20, 2014

Was super bummed when A&E axed Longmire after last season. Thanks to Netflix, it lives on.…