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BlackBerry will continue to operate in Pakistan after all

December 31, 2015 - 10:31am
BlackBerry has decided to stay and operate in Pakistan. Earlier this year, when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asked for "unfettered access" to users' information, including emails and BBM exchanges, the Canadian phone company refused to al...

2015 diversity report card

December 31, 2015 - 10:00am
It's no question that the tech industry is made up overwhelmingly of men. And as far as ethnicities go, whites and Asians tend to dominate the field. Given the enormous impact of tech on our daily lives, this lack of diversity is troubling. Diversity...

What do the biggest tech companies have in store for CES?

December 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Don't get us wrong: When Team Engadget arrives at CES in Vegas next week, we plan to be thorough, combing through aisles upon aisles of crapgadgets so that you don't have to. But before we start trawling the Las Vegas Convention Center, there are a f...

'Final Fantasy IX' is headed to PCs and phones next year

December 31, 2015 - 8:42am
The last Playstation 1-era Final Fantasy is finally getting remastered. Square Enix announced this morning that Final Fantasy IX will make its way to PCs and phones next year, Kotaku reports. There's no release date or Western launch confirmed yet, b...

Tor plans to launch a bug bounty program

December 31, 2015 - 7:59am
Tor will open itself to attack in 2016 with the start of a bug bounty program aimed at identifying weaknesses in its security systems, Motherboard reports. Tor is a free service that allows users to browse the internet anonymously, and it's working w...

Twitter reinstates Politwoops for cataloging politicians' tweets

December 31, 2015 - 7:22am
Back in June, Twitter pulled the plug on Poltiwoops, a site that cataloged the idiotic things that politicians post on the social networks. At the time, the company said the website violated its terms of use and that the collection of tweets was a pr...

Qualcomm teases its chip for drones with autonomous navigation

December 31, 2015 - 7:01am
We've known about Qualcomm's drone ambitions for a few months now, but it looks like the company is ready to demo the goods. Ahead of CES next week, the chipmaker teased features of its Snapdragon Flight drone platform. If you'll recall, Qualcomm is...

Advanced sensors could use rubberized laser beams

December 31, 2015 - 6:43am
Lasers usually conjure up the image of bulky devices with mirrors inside that shine a coherent beam out one end. However, scientists from Kent University have created a model that's just a flat piece of stretchy LCE (liquid crystal elastomer) film. T...

'Star Trek' owners sue to stop a crowdfunded fan film

December 31, 2015 - 6:22am
If there's one thing that CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures are good at, it's showing how much contempt they have for Star Trek fans. The co-owners of the sci-fi property have shoved a proud middle finger at the creators of a fan-made film, demandin...

ICYMI: The best animal tech of 2015

December 31, 2015 - 6:00am
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are rounding up our favorite animal stories from ICYMI's beginning last June. You can see the pigeons detecting cancer here, or learn about how memories are formed by watching rats in a maze here.We'll be off the re...

Hackers get Linux running on a PlayStation 4

December 31, 2015 - 5:35am
In the two years since the PlayStation 4 first went on sale, hackers have enjoyed limited success in their efforts to open up the console. In June, a Brazilian team claimed the first PS4 "jailbreak," which involved the cumbersome process of copying t...

Watch a worm's brain light up as it plots its next move

December 31, 2015 - 4:20am
Scientists have created the first ever video of neurons firing in a freely moving animal, a technique that could lead to greater understanding about how our own brains work. The Princeton-led team first programmed a nematode worm's neurons to create...

3D printed digital sundial is brilliant and insane

December 31, 2015 - 3:15am
People have been using the sun to tell the time since life began, but few ever expected that system to be worthy of an upgrade. Step forward a French engineer, going under the name of Mojoptix, who has created a digital sundial that expresses the tim...

UK trains to let contactless cards act as paper tickets

December 31, 2015 - 2:10am
In the future, Brits will be able to slide through a ticket barrier and board a train without using a credit card-sized piece of paper. As The Telegraph reports, talks are underway to introduce a new ticketing system that will rely on contactless car...

USPS' 2016 stamps celebrate Pluto's exploration

December 31, 2015 - 2:10am
The US Postal Service now has an answer to its 1991 "Not Yet Explored" Pluto stamp, the same one the New Horizons team affixed to their probe before it started its journey to the dwarf planet. These new stamps for 2016 feature an artist render of the...

Honda: we won't be able to sell gas-only engines in China by 2025

December 30, 2015 - 11:44pm
We're fortunate that most auto companies are embracing an alternate energy future, with all manner of electric cars hitting the streets lately -- and that's not to mention hydrogen-powered vehicles like the Toyota Mirai and Honda's Clarity. The latte...

Microsoft will warn users targeted by government hackers (update)

December 30, 2015 - 9:40pm
Microsoft promises to notify its users if it believes that the government's targeting their account. In its announcement post, the company says it already notifies subscribers if an unauthorized person's trying to access their Outlook email and OneDr...

Theranos blood test tech supposedly went unchecked for years

December 30, 2015 - 7:14pm
The saga of startup lab Theranos continues to get increasingly complicated. The firm, known for its proprietary tests that only need a finger-prick's worth of blood for analysis, has recently faced accusations that its technology was faulty and inacc...

HTC and Valve's Vive VR system passes through the FCC

December 30, 2015 - 6:33pm
Getting certified by the Federal Communications Commission for safe use is a rite of passage for every legal gizmo, and the joint virtual reality project from HTC and Valve, the Vive, recently passed by the regulatory agency. It's a requirement for a...

Mini bioreactor makes life-saving drugs in the field

December 30, 2015 - 5:49pm
Paramedics and field medics can patch up some wounds on the spot, but they're usually stuck if they have to administer specialized drugs. What if you need medicine that health care workers don't have on hand? You might not have to rush back to the ho...