Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete

By , October 25th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Since its creation, the Amazon Appstore stood apart, banned from being offered in the official store for Android apps, Google Play, until now… sort of. When Amazon recently updated its main Android app, it got a new “Apps & Games” department that…

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25Oct

Netflix has two more TV shows for 2015: 'Bloodline' and 'F is for Family'

By , October 25th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Concerned there’s not enough to watch on Netflix, or that the big studios and networks might hold stuff back for their own streaming services? Rest easy, the video streamer has plans for a slew of exclusive content over the next few years, and this…

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25Oct

Engadget Daily: Nexus 9, Google VP sets new space-jump record, and more!

By , October 25th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It’s Friday, ya’ll. But before you checkout for the weekend, check out all our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including our hands-on with the Nexus 9, a new high-altitude jump record, the best gaming mice you can buy right now, and more.

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25Oct

Nest owns Revolv's home automation tech now, too

By , October 25th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Google’s adding another member to its household family that includes Nest and Dropcam, and this time its home automation outfit Revolv. The firm’s website lists it as “a Nest company” now, and goes on to to assure existing customers that they’re…

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25Oct

Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products

By , October 25th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Well, we guess congratulations are in order. According to Re/code, Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google who used to just be in charge of the Chrome, Android, and web apps teams now basically has control of almost every other Google…

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25Oct

Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' on Xbox One! (update: game over!)

By , October 25th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The developers at Harmonix Music Systems know a thing or two about music. And we’d hope so, it is in the company name, after all. The studio’s latest Kinect game, Fantasia: Music Evolved, is quite a bit different than anything they’ve done…

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25Oct

LG's Next Smartphone Is Powered by an In-House Chip

By , October 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

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LG announced an octa-core NUCLUN chip on Thursday, a mobile application processor built for “high performance and low energy consumption,” and next-gen LTE networks.

See also: LG G3: The Prettiest Smartphone You Can Buy

The chip will debut in the company’s new G3 Screen, a 5.9-inch phone resembling the company’s popular LG G3 device. The only catch: its G3 Screen is developed specifically for the Korean market, according to LG.

When the chip makes it to LG’s other smartphone offerings, it will pack a nice punch. LG says it uses four 1.5GHz cores and four 1.2GHz cores — the number of performing cores dynamically adjusts for performance and battery life Read more…

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24Oct

Spooky Car Wash Prank Will Work You Up Into a Lather

By , October 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

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For most of us, the scariest thing about a car wash is the price tag, but this video from Ford gives you another reason to be afraid

As a Halloween prank, Ford enlisted some actors in scary masks to swarm people’s vehicles inside a car wash. Between that and the spooky lighting, drivers get predictably freaked out. Most also start guffawing though, as they quickly realize that it’s a prank

See also: The Top 10 Viral Ads of September

Prankvertising, as it’s known, has become an effective way for brands to insert themselves into viral videos. It may not convince viewers to buy more Fords, but at least it gets the brand name out there, and addresses the first rim of the purchase funnel: awareness. Read more…

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24Oct

13 People Who Shouldn't Be Allowed Near Remote-Controlled Vehicles

By , October 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

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Put down the batteries and step away from the tiny car.

Remote-controlled vehicles are more dangerous than you might think. For starters, you don’t need a license to pick up a remote and start driving stuff. With enough money, anyone can drive whatever RC vehicle they want where

See also: 11 People Who Should Cancel Their Gym Memberships

On top of that, the hobbyist community is huge, motivated and full of people with crazy amounts of downtime spent trying to supe-up whatever gadget they are currently tinkering with.

We don’t let most 13 year-olds near sharp eating utensils at dinner yet we are suppose to believe that it’s totally cool to let them control model fighter planes equipped with rocket boosters? In the words of John Oliver, “How is this still a thing?” Read more…

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24Oct

This Dog Can Do Tricks Better Than Any Human

By , October 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

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Trick-or-treating is too easy. Here at Mashable HQ, you have to earn your candy.

Jesse the Jack, a talented Jack Russell Terrier with skills (and YouTube views) that put us all to shame, has a new way to trick or treat.

See also: 50 Purrfect Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Pet

Jesse was in New York to release his creative new ABC Zoo iBook and app that teaches children the alphabet, so we invited the pup to come to our office and show us his best moves

In the spirit of Halloween, Jesse came with a couple of costumes, so we put him and Mashable reporter Brian Koerber head-to-head to do some tricks for treats Read more…

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24Oct

World Series Reset: 3 Things We've Learned So Far

By , October 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

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The visiting San Francisco Giants dealt the Kansas City Royals their first loss of the 2014 MLB postseason in with a 7-1 whooping in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Royals exacted sweet revenge with a 7-2 win over the Giants.

Now, the series heads back to San Francisco for Games 3, 4 and 5. Either team can close out the series with a trio of wins; otherwise, we’ll head back to Kansas City for Game 6 (and, if necessary, a final Game 7).

See also: Giants vs. Royals: A World Series That Defies All Logic

Many surprises are still in store, of course. But here are three things we know about this World Series of underdogs so far. Read more…

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24Oct