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Stick this battery-powered Bluetooth light switch anywhere you want

There are myriad devices like the Philips Hue that can be controlled with a smartphone, but how about just... a switch? A company called Avi-on was thinking the same thing, so it created a movable Bluetooth dimmer switch that simply sticks to your...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Google's redesigned Play Music app offers stations that suit your mood

You know how there were hints that Google Play Music was about to get a Material Design makeover? As it turns out, that's just a small piece of what's in store. Google has updated its Play Music Android, iOS and web apps with a new Listen Now page...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Engadget and JetBlue will beam you to Expand!

We're sending one lucky Engadget reader (and a guest of choice) to Engadget Expand in New York City on November 7-8, thanks to our friends at JetBlue Airways and our sponsors. What's more, if you're one of the 10 runners-up, Suitable Technologies...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

NPR: '80s ads are responsible for the lack of women coders

Back in the day, computer science was as legitimate a career path for women as in medicine, law or science. But in 1984, the number of females majoring in computing-related subjects began to fall, and is now as low as 20 percent compared to those...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Engadget giveaway: win an Oppo Find 7 courtesy of OppoStyle!

If you've been eager to test drive one of the many global smartphone brands that are starting to surface in the US, then this week's giveaway will put a smile on your face. OppoStyle, the official online store for all things Oppo, has given us its...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Razer's Nabu smart band nears launch with a trip to the FCC

You'd be forgiven if you don't remember Razer's Nabu smart band. The company unveiled the activity tracker at CES in January, only to delay the release to late spring... and then to remain mostly silent as that launch window came and went. At last,...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Verizon thinks that the prepaid phone market is dead, and that's okay

If your response to the question "How much money did Verizon make in the last quarter" was "$3.79 billion in net profit," then congratulations. Big Red can afford to feel quite smug about its performance in the last three months, finding 1.53 million...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Zepp's sports sensor is getting a boost from pro athletes

The tiny data-analyzing, multi-sport sensor from Zepp is about to get even better. Today, the company founded by former Apple product manager Jason Fass announced that the Zepp Baseball and Zepp Golf apps are adding support for video. Not only will...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Posting revenge porn could soon become a serious criminal offence

The posting of 'revenge porn' may become unequivocally illegal in England and Wales soon, after the House of Lords agreed yesterday the law should be amended to specifically include the practice. Currently, anyone that shares explicit images to...
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link

Carvey's desktop carving machine lets anyone be an industrial designer

We love desktop 3D printers, except that it's hard to do anything useful with the flimsy, thermoplastic results. However, the folks at Inventables want to change that with Carvey, a home-based CNC machine that etches your designs on wood or brass....
Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | link