“The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator”

Interview CEnsored A clandestine invite to a “secret screening to protest against censorship” of The Interview did not lead to a showing of the North Korea-skewering film at the center of the Sony Pictures hack. It did raise money for free speech charity Article 19, though. Instead, attendees in London, Rome, and San Francisco who were instructed to come “dressed in a dark suit, and bring a… Read More


Xiaomi Reportedly Raises $1B In New Funding At A $45B Valuation

xiaomi Xiaomi, the company that is now the world’s third-biggest smartphone maker, has reportedly raised $1 billion at a $45 billion valuation, according to the Wall Street Journal. A Xiaomi spokesperson declined to comment. Read More


The Perfect Gaming Phone

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 6.11.51 PM As a recent acquirer of an iPhone 6 Plus I had thought that a bigger phone would have better battery and be easier on my eyes. However what I hadn’t expected was the degree to which playing games on it would be much more fun than on my previous iPhone. Read More


How would you change Acer’s Iconia W3 tablet?

If you want to judge a gadget on its true strengths, stick several in a room full of Engadget editors and see which one they swarm around. For that alone, Acer’s Iconia W3 was a winner as soon as the eight-inch full-Windows tablet arrived in the offi…


Microsoft Removes All Third Party Snapchat Apps From The Windows Phone Store

 Snapchat confirmed in November that it would crack down on all third party apps, and now the ax has fallen on the Windows Phone app store, which no longer contains any third party apps as Windows Central reports. Read More


Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

msft-sun1 Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was first launched into the market. Until today I didn’t know that the two events occurred so close together. Given that I was roughly negative 3 or 4 at the time, I’ve decided to… Read More


The Big Picture: Monitoring the brains of online game addicts

Online game addiction is a real problem, and some countries are willing to take drastic measures to get these players living a healthier lifestyle. Need proof? Just look up. Photographer Fernando Moleres recently visited an internet gaming rehab camp…


Crowdsales Funding Innovation By Bitcoin And Its Community

 Bitcoin as an industry is becoming segregated by ideology, technology, and application. There are different groups who argue for differing directions and methods of growing adoption. Within Bitcoin today there are 3 distinct groups with their own…