When some apps aren’t transferring to your newly-purchased Google toy, you’re probably going to get a little upset. That’s exactly what happened with paid apps from Android’s Google Play, which were happily installing to phones, just not…

The upside to connected devices is pretty obvious: From smart thermostats to smartphone-controlled light bulbs, these gadgets have the potential to make our lives easier. There is a downside, though and it’s a pretty significant one; with so many…

If you’ve ever been burned by downloading a mobile app that you don’t want or doesn’t work, relief may be in sight… so long as you’re in South Korea, at least. The country’s Fair Trade Commission has ordered both Apple and Google to make their app…

For the past few years, NASA’s been working on a powerful rocket called the Space Launch System meant for missions to the moon, Mars and other places far from our planet. While the rocket’s not quite ready to take Bruce Willis to an asteroid, it’s at…

In the 30 years since Alexey Pajitnov first launched Tetris, the world’s most popular game has regularly been immortalized in fashion. Luxembourgian Mark Kreger wanted to do the same, but instead of cooking up a colorful print, he’s staving off…

Next month and into September, Berlin will play host to the International Teletext Art Festival (ITAF). Teletext, a basic information service delivered over analogue TV signals, was once prevalent across Europe before becoming increasingly obsolete…

Facebook’s still trying to brush off that whole psychological study with unaware users thing, but according to a former team member and outside researchers, the social network’s data science department has had (changes have been promised)…

Google must have heard the cries of people desperate for something to do on lonely after-work nights, because it just launched a new trivia game called Smart Pins. Unlike QuizUp or Jeopardy, Smarty Pins (yes, the name’s a pun) is a map-based game…

Social networks love emoji. And those better-than-real-words icons love social networks right back. Emojli is possibly the next step in that blossoming relationship: a social network with “no words, no spam, just emoji.” It hasn’t launched yet, but…

Just north of Akihabara, Tokyo’s tech epicenter, our Japanese colleagues took over an art gallery (and cafe and basement…) for its premier Engadget Fes. As well as the chance to play with Microsoft’s newest console and Surface Pro 3 (both still not…

Digital ID cards are still a rarity in most countries, but they’re a staple of everyday life in Estonia — locals use them for everything from e-voting to buying mass transit tickets. You currently have to live in the country to take advantage of…

Thought experiment time, folks: what would do you if you wanted to warm up a few people in a big, chilly room? Prevailing logic says to crank up the heat, but let’s be honest here: sometimes the prevailing logic sucks. The folks from MIT’s Senseable…

A towering, 50-meter thick wall may sound like the fevered dream of isolationists bent on border control, but it just might be the solution to the midwest’s tornado problems. University of Drextel physicist Rongjia Tao reckons that a trio of…

By releasing a Developer Preview of the next version of Android (only known as “L” for now), Google is walking new ground — and it’s blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward. Developers and manufacturers will no…

Eager to help Planetary Resources look for asteroids and bring humanity that much closer to space mining? Well, it’s time to get cracking. The company has launched Asteroid Zoo, a site that relies on crowdsourcing (i.e. you) to both find rocks in the…

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