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Dropbox's Carousel will offer to delete local photos you've backed up

The photo backup features in mobile apps like Dropbox's Carousel and Google+ are there partly to take the load off of your phone -- you don't have to keep every shot close at hand. Wouldn't it be nice if the software got rid of local images when they...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

Comcast wants customers to track and rate its technicians

When it comes to offering great customer service, Comcast's reputation on the matter is far from being healthy. Every now and then, the company gets put on the map for making its subscribers go through rather tedious experiences -- to get an idea, ju...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

Amazon now connects you with local contractors

Looks as if the list of things that Amazon doesn't sell just got that little bit shorter after the company started connecting people with local contractors. Customers in a handful of trial cities, including NYC and Seattle, can now use an Angie's Lis...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

Twitter Offers delivers discounts you can nab from tweets

Twitter has been dabbling in timeline-based purchases already, and its latest effort will boost commerce-driven tweeting. Twitter Offers serves up discounts from participating retailers that you'll be able to grab right from the tweet -- so long as y...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

Lyft's new offering lets you take passengers only during your commute

App-based carpooling options like Lyft Line and UberPool are useful if you'd rather not drive to work yourself... but what if you do drive, and want to make a little money on the side? That's where Lyft's newest offering, Driver Destination, could co...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

One of the first true computers is finally on public display

Seeing ENIAC, one of the first true programmable computers, has been tricky; the giant mainframe was partly restored in 2007, but it was only visible in an office building. At last, though, you now have a (relatively) easy way to witness this piece o...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: slim and sexy comes with some trade-offs

I haven't reviewed an Ultrabook in months. It's not because I've grown lazy; it's because there just haven't been many new models to test. Nearly every laptop that crosses Engadget's reviews desk these days is a gaming notebook, a Chromebook or maybe...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

Microsoft and Yahoo vie for control of Safari's search

Mozilla is making the switch to Yahoo search from Google for its default option in the US, and Apple's browser deal will soon be up for renewal, too. The Information reports that Mayer & Co. are in play there as well, and of course, Microsoft is pitc...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

Comedy Central bringing 'Key and Peele' and 'South Park' to Chromecast

Sure, there are plenty of hilarious videos on YouTube, but even the best parkour-fail clip can't compare to a bang-on episode of South Park or Key and Peele. In that case, your Chromecast is about to get a a few more laughs thanks to the Comedy Centr...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link

NASA launches $5 million contest to find CubeSats for deep space missions

Attention, scientists, hobbyists and anyone in between who can design a mean CubeSat, or a mini cube-like satellite, for space exploration: registration is now open for NASA's Cube Quest contest, and the agency's giving out cash prizes worth a total ...
Published on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | link