Facebook Paper got its first big update today, but is anyone using it?

Here’s a shocker: Facebook’s first major update to Paper, its socially-augmented news-reading app, makes it more social. Specifically, the app’s 1.1 update now allows users to comment on posts using photos, added birthday and event notifications and…

The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed’s ’silver lining’

?Looking for a positive take to cut though all the negative press that Heartbleed has been getting? Then the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has one. The news has been full of stories about the exploit in OpenSSL (itself, an open-source project) that…

FCC sets up the ‘incentive auction’ that will lead to better wireless internet for everyone

Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless internet room to grow. Now, he’s laid out a draft of the…

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

It’s been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world…

The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!

After last week’s Very Special Episode, we’ve grabbed a Hair of the Dog (or two…or three), a bit of rest, and we’re back for a regular ol’ episode of The Engadget Podcast. We’re discussing a triplet of topics that are assuredly close to your heart…

Elite soldiers will soon ride into battle on stealthy hybrid motorcycles

The US’ special operations forces frequently can’t rely on conventional ground transportation for their covert ops — a loud engine is guaranteed to blow their cover. To tackle this problem, DARPA has just awarded Logos Technologies a contract to…

Oculus Rift helps terminally ill woman take one last stroll in the sun

A terminally ill woman has reminded us of the limitless potential for devices like the Oculus Rift beyond just gaming and entertainment. After Roberta Firstenberg’s cancer treatments failed last year, she was told she had just a few months to live….

Google kicks off Chromecast offers program with £5 of free Play credit

With Google’s Chromecast streaming dongle now fully settled in the UK, the great provider (of search results) has kicked off a promotional program rewarding new and old customers alike. You’ll find the offer highlighted in the Play store, where…

Samsung’s Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free

You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic revealing that Americans will soon have to pay $4…

NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

You might remember NASA’s LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA…


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