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Netflix's first original feature film will debut on October 16th

If you've been looking forward to the day when you can watch Adam Sandler offend the Native American population from the comfort of your own home, pay attention: Netflix just announced release dates for its first four original feature films. You'll b...

RIP New Music Tuesday. Hello New Music Friday.

If you're like me, your Tuesday morning ritual includes browsing the New Releases section of your go-to streaming service. Did you notice the list didn't change today? Whether it's Apple Music, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal or another app, you'll have to wait...

Palette's modular controller is ready to steer your creative apps

Palette crowdfunded its unique modular controller in the hopes of giving you customizable, hands-on control over your creative apps, and it's finally ready to make that technology available to everyone. As of today, you can pre-order Palette kits tha...

Virgin's new in-flight WiFi is strong enough to stream video

Virgin America has announced that it's teaming up with satellite internet company ViaSat to provide the fastest in-flight WiFi of any commercial carrier. The new system uses a hybrid Ku-/Ka-band receiver to deliver an internet pipeline eight to 10 ti...

PlayStation Now's streaming app wants to be Netflix for games

PlayStation Now's all-you-can-play game subscription service launched back in January on PlayStation 4, but the method for actually playing those games has been kind of a nightmare. Today's news of a dedicated subscription app might change that. Befo...

'Journey' comes to PS4 on July 21st

With stunning visuals and gameplay to match, Journey quickly became a platform favorite on the PlayStation 3. Now, Sony is bringing that adventurous experience over to the PlayStation 4, as was announced last year. Better yet, if you already own a di...

Showtime's cable-free TV streaming is here

Eager to watch shows like Penny Dreadful or Ray Donovan without either subscribing to cable or buying the shows outright? You can, if you live in the US. Showtime has launched its promised stand-alone streaming service on Apple devices and Roku playe...

Future 'Dragon Age Inquisition' add-ons are only for newer systems

You know that you need the latest game consoles (or a good PC) to get better graphics and special features, but it now looks like you'll need them if you want to see a game's extended storyline, too. BioWare has quietly posted word that "all future" ...

Tinder adds verified profiles for people way out of your league

Just like Twitter and Facebook, Tinder is stepping into verified profiles for "notable public figures." Those semi-celebrities will get a blue check mark on their profiles and, consequently, perhaps more attention than they'd like. Tinder announced l...

Sony's 1TB PS4 priced at £350 in the UK

Sony will soon launch its 1TB PS4 in Europe and now, we've got a price-tag for the UK: £349.99. That's the same price as Microsoft's 1TB Xbox One, which should make an interesting head-to-head this autumn. To sweeten the deal, Sony will be bundling i...

Jolla hopes to 'focus' its mobile plans by splitting in two

Jolla's mobile efforts have barely begun, but it's already shaking things up by splitting into two companies. From now on, Jolla Ltd. is focused solely on developing and licensing Sailfish OS, its custom mobile platform. It's forming a new, as yet un...

Wave generator supplies US electrical grid for the first time

A prototype wave generator called Azura is supplying grid power to Hawaii, the first time such a feat has been officially verified, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE). Though it can only produce 20 kilowatts, the DoE said that similar dev...

Watch thousands of unseen British films released by the BFI

For decades now, Brits have been shooting amateur movies about their holidays, personal celebrations and experiences at huge, historic events. They're valuable snippets of UK history, but often they're never seen by the wider public. Today, the Briti...

Withings' fitness watches automatically track your swimming

Most activity trackers and smartwatches won't monitor your swimming, and those that do usually require that you kick in a swimming mode before you dive in. Withings doesn't think you should have to switch things up just because you've left dry land, ...

Engadget giveaway: win a smart home starter kit courtesy of Wink!

The changeover to smart homes seems inevitable, but you do have to make a reasonable investment in networked gear or you'll be stuck building a smart(ish) home one lonely, Bluetooth item at a time. This week, though, one lucky Engadget reader is goin...

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida reacts to the 'Nintendo PlayStation'

Not long after our last intimate chat with Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios at E3, a Redditor managed to dig up a prototype of the never-released "Nintendo PlayStation" that eventually led to the birth ...

I won't be playing 'Halo 5: Guardians' and here's why

In the early 2000s, four-player, split-screen Halo was a revelation for my then-girlfriend Jenn (who would later become my wife), her two sisters and me. It was amazing, frantic, swear-filled fun. Controllers were thrown; tempers flared. But that's a...

A visual tour of the Pokémon Research Lab

There's no better way to inspire children into a career in animal taxonomy and species classification than Pokémon. Possibly. A temporary Pokémon Lab in Japan is opening its doors to wannabe researchers (and their parents), offering them a pokéball a...

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