Seattle's officer-worn camera footage is making its way online, but if you were hoping for anything Cops-like you're likely to be disappointed. In accordance with privacy measures, faces aren't the only parts of a shot that are blurred out -- most of... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
An Uber database containing the names and driver's license numbers of 50,000 current and former drivers was accessed by an outside party in 2014, the company announced today. Uber discovered the breach on September 17, 2014, and an investigation reve... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
Even in the ideal setting, it's nearly impossible to get the perfect piece of footage that won't require edits. Those changes can be tough to tackle on mobile, but thanks to a YouTube update, perfecting a short video just got easier. Inside the video... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
To celebrate Black History Month, Engadget is running a series of profiles honoring African-American pioneers in the world of science and technology. Today we take a look at the life and work of Lonnie Johnson. Lonnie Johnson is not quite a househol... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
Smile for the camera -- and for the TV, and during the walk to the store, and while you're sitting in the living room, in the dark, all alone. Smile, because if you don't, they will come for you. That's the story behind the first trailer for We Happy... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
The FCC's ruling on net neutrality yesterday was the agency's most significant action in decades -- but it didn't come easy. It's something that's been discussed ever since Columbia Law professor Tim Wu coined the term net neutrality 2003, which, at ... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
Hey, Apple and NVIDIA: you aren't going to be the only Silicon Valley giants with outlandish office space. Google has revealed a proposed redesign of its Mountain View campuses (specifically, four sites) that not only doesn't resemble a traditional w... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
Lenovo said it was rethinking its approach to pre-loaded software on PCs in the wake of the Superfish security fiasco, and it's now clear that the computer maker wasn't kidding around. It's promising that its home PC software bundles going forward wi... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
It's easy to hate on Nintendo. With the Wii U, the company played right into negative consumer expectations by releasing a product derided for its kid-friendly appeal, Fisher-Price toy-like looks, less-than-bleeding-edge silicon, confusing branding a... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
A close friend of mine returned home from vacation to discover his house sitter -- his brother-in-law -- had downed an entire bottle Pappy Van Winkle 20 year bourbon. A tragedy, really. However, if an alcohol tech duo in Europe has its way, keeping t... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
In Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, the city of Ombre resembles a fantastical, medieval Venice: elegant stone towers are lined with heavy wood furniture and the people dress in lush fabrics, wielding swords and spears. But Ombre is not Venice; it's an ... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
Two interesting new system-on-chips that combine Linux-friendly ARM Cortex-A cores with microcontroller units (MCUs) debuted at Embedded World in Nuremberg this week. [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Linux
The Star Trek and sci-fi world at large suffered a great loss today, as Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his role as human/alien Spock in the TV and movie series, he had been hospitalized two days ago for chest pains. Hi... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) event will take place next week, between March 2-5, in Barcelona, Spain. Meizu, a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, will be at the event to showcase the forthcoming Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, according to its latest tweet. [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Linux
A new video is out showing the latest work on Ubuntu's Unity 8 interface and the convergence user experience across phones, tablets, and desktop PCs... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Linux
Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.17 Core 87, a major new update of the the project's specialist Linux distribution designed for firewalls. [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Linux
Tizen Experts: Our friend Leon Anavi, a software engineer and open source enthusiast, has recorded a video in which he provides the directions for you to get started in creating your own Do it Yourself (DIY) Tizen device using hardware & software. He also gives a walk through of [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Linux
Swatch's first foray into the fitness-tracking business is the Touch Zero One, a touchscreen watch built with beach volleyball in mind. This is an upgrade to the barely readable Swatch Touch, introducing features that track the ferocity of your spike... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Engadget
GNOME 3.16 promises to be one of the best releases made so far and numerous changes have been already announced. [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Linux
Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement... [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Source: Linux