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The Trust Gap: Heartbleed, Virus Shield, and the Growing Challenge for Android App Developers

published about 7 hours ago
The Trust Gap: Heartbleed, Virus Shield, and the Growing Challenge for Android App Developers
For developers to succeed in the long term, Google must take action to clean up the Google Play store. Changes may slow down the app approval process, but most developers would welcome it if it also created an environment where consumers were more comfortable paying for apps.

Meet ASIMO, Honda's most human-like robot yet

published about 7 hours ago
Honda showed off its latest version of humanoid robot ASIMO at the International Auto Show. It can run, jump, dance and kick a soccer ball. But there's still a long way to go before anyone will mistake it for a human.

Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with hi-resolution touchscreens and tablets

published about 7 hours ago
Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with hi-resolution touchscreens and tablets
Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linux distro.

Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

published about 7 hours ago
Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband
As more people use their local libraries to connect to the Internet, libraries are requesting funding for better services.

Daily Roundup: Street View vs. captchas, living in a connected home and more!

published about 7 hours ago
Daily Roundup: Street View vs. captchas, living in a connected home and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.


World Briefing | Africa: Congo: Park Director Survives Shooting

published about 5 hours ago
Emmanuel de Merode, an internationally recognized Belgian conservationist who has been working to protect rare mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked ... more

Study Chides U.S. Over Loan Default by Solar Business

published about 7 hours ago
The critical report was issued as the Obama administration prepared to offer as much as $8 billion in additional loan guarantees.

One-Fifth of China’s Farmland Is Polluted, State Report Finds

published about 12 hours ago
Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine

published about 23 hours ago
It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine
After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?

Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts

published 1 day ago
Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts
Activists have targeted the 2005 renewal of long-term contracts that entitle senior rights holders to divert water while restricting access by junior rights holders. A ... more
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Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin

published about 13 hours ago
Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin
A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closet match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.

Arts | Westchester: A Tour of the Heavens Gets an Upgrade

published Fri, Apr 11 2014 20:48 GMT
Arts | Westchester: A Tour of the Heavens Gets an Upgrade
At an improved planetarium at the Hudson River Museum, visitors can fly to Saturn’s rings and trace the constellations.

For Space Projects, Zero Gravity

published Mon, Apr 07 2014 15:48 GMT
For Space Projects, Zero Gravity
The Mars rover Opportunity, still operating after 10 years on the planet, and the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn are among the NASA missions facing budget ... more

A Moon of Saturn Has a Sea, Scientists Say

published Thu, Apr 03 2014 13:06 GMT
A Moon of Saturn Has a Sea, Scientists Say
The finding of a body of water makes the moon, Enceladus, a promising candidate for harboring extraterrestrial life, even more than Mars.    

NASA Breaks Most Contact With Russia

published Wed, Apr 02 2014 20:18 GMT
The space agency suspended contact except over operations of the International Space Station, underscoring the rapid deterioration of ties in the wake of the Kremlin’s ... more