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TiVo said to be launching Cox video on demand

TiVo said to be launching Cox video on demand
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You’re forgiven if you forgot that TiVo and Cox were once best buddies. They formed a partnership years ago, but that alliance quietly fell by the wayside. Mar sin féin, there are signs that it could come roaring back. Tipsters tell Zatz Not Funny (a … Engadget RSS Feed

Google patents creepy smart toys that interact with kids

Google patents creepy smart toys that interact with kids
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Nexus Ruxpin? Google’s mad science X division is, sé, toying with the idea of smart teddy bears in one of its strangest patents yet. In response to junior’s voice or movements, “the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source of the social … Engadget RSS Feed

Amazon finally starts paying proper taxes in European countries

Amazon finally starts paying proper taxes in European countries
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For many years, Amazon has sent a huge percentage of its European revenues over to Luxembourg. The tiny country levies a much smaller rate of tax than most of the countries in which the retailer operates, allowing it to keep a larger share of sales. … Engadget RSS Feed

Google finds that security questions aren’t really secure

Google finds that security questions aren’t really secure
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If you’ve ever thought thatwhat was your first pet’s name?” is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren’t t… Engadget RSS Feed

Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick

Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
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Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these daysbut how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? Mar an anois, there’s an easy way to find out. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released reference gene… Engadget RSS Feed

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns
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Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, ceart? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 trillion suns. That’s how intensethe most luminous galaxy found to date” Is é, so much so that NASA has created a new cl… Engadget RSS Feed

The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost

The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost
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Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowdat folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. Mar sin féin, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The organization ha… Engadget RSS Feed


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