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Google patents creepy smart toys that interact with kids

Nexus Ruxpin? Google’s mad science X division is, jest, 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

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

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

Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these daysbut how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? Jak teraz, 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

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

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

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. Jednak, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The organization ha… Engadget RSS Feed

Daimler and Qualcomm team up on connected car tech

Car companies aren’t usually good at wireless tech, and wireless companies aren’t great with carsif you want to make wireless-savvy vehicles, you’ll probably need some teamwork. Accordingly, Daimler and Qualcomm have forged a partnership that sho… Engadget RSS Feed

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