Lighter planes means less fuel, means less money and, hopefully, lower ticket prices. Carbon fiber reinforcements are a major part of this plan; both Boeing’s latest bird and the double-decker Airbus make liberal use of the light and strong composite. However, they’re not without their own dangers; minute
The video above came to me in a message from an entrepreneur, "FRC does an awesome holiday video — and this is what Scale Venture sends out …"
I thought perhaps he/she was being unfair, and then clicked on the link: Snowflakes! Mittens! "Wishing you a sparkling holiday season" in Arial font! What
"Catastrophic lithium-ion battery failure" are five words Malfunctioning Eddie never wants to hear, and may not have to, thanks to a new sensor developed by the folks at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Despite the popularity of lithium-ion batteries in everything from consumer
We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Travis, who is soon to become a father (congratulations!) and wants to capture the baby’s life with a new camera. If you’re looking to send in an
The past few days, there’s been a lot of talk about web browsers. The report that Google will be paying Mozilla close to one billion dollars over the next three years to ensure that their search engine remains the default for Firefox is fascinating for a few reasons. The biggest is that Google now makes
This week, you’ll be able to control your Western Digital set-top box with a free Android app. And you’ll love it. Only days after releasing an equivalent app for iOS, Western Digital has just released WD TV Remote, a free Android app that connects to your Western Digital set-top box over a WiFi connection
Google and Firefox renewed their partnership last week, ensuring that Google will remain Firefox’s default search engine (and major source of revenue). Kara Swisher reported that the deal brings in just under $300 million per year for Firefox, amounting to almost $1 billion total. Google has to cough
Chris Wade, the intrepid dev behind the DingleBerry PlayBook hack, has turned his attention to new device. One that occupies the exact opposite end of the size spectrum — the MOTOACTV. The man started poking around inside the Android-powered sports watch, actually tearing it open and splaying its innards
Android apps come in all shapes and sizes – literally.
Unlike iOS applications, which are basically created for two form factors, Android apps need to be developed with dozens (if not hundreds) of device-types in mind. This is on top of the inconsistent operating system releases still mucking things
Well, well, if it isn’t the famed iOS and Android media jock (read: Plex) making its way to the Nook universe. The application’s now gone through yet another good-to-go regime, and if all goes according to plan, it should be hitting Barnes & Noble’s virtual stores in the coming days. For those of