It’s the night before Thanksgiving, and that means you’re probably cooking, chatting with relatives and formulating your epic Black Friday attack plan. Need some help? No problem. We rounded up all the best tech deals available this holiday season. Read on for all the rest of our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including Deepak Chopra’s app, a keyboard-shaped waffle maker and the latest on Sony Pictures’ network troubles.
Engadget Daily: Deepak Chopra, the deal with Black Friday, and more
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When we reviewed Amazon’s Fire Phone, we said that you’d better off waiting for the sequel. That’s good advice for you, but not ideal for the company, since it ate a $170 million loss and has $83 million worth of unsold devices piled high in warehouses. It’s probably for that reason that the company has, once again, slashed the off-contract price of the handset down from $449 to $199. Technically, of course, since the device comes with a year’s free Prime subscription (worth $99), you’re only really paying $100, which you have to admit is pretty damn cheap. You’re still probably better to wait for the follow-up, though.
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Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/26/dont-call-it-a-fire-sale/?ncid=rss_truncated
If you bought Halo: The Master Chief Collection, then you’re probably still waiting for online multiplayer to be un-broken. Welcome to the age of the “day one patch.” That’s not all we have on deck, though — read on for Engadget’s news highlights from the last 24 hours.
Engadget Daily: Yoga 3 Pro, the ‘day one patch,’ and more!
Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/25/yoga-3-pro-the-day-one-patch/?ncid=rss_truncated
Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs may scream box office success, but actually making the movie has proven quite difficult. After two years of development, Sony Pictures decided to pass on the movie, but rival studio Universal has stepped in after allegedly paying $30 million for the rights. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Danny Boyle-directed movie has found a new star to play the Apple co-founder after Christian Bale withdrew earlier this month. In his place steps Michael Fassbender, who is now expected to appear beside Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak and Jessica Chastain in an as-yet unspecified role. All we have to do now is get to the end of this post without mentioning Ashton Kutcher and we’ll be… damn.
Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/25/jobs-movie-universal-fassbender/?ncid=rss_truncated
If a new Indiegogo project has its way, you could soon be waving goodbye to that old, beloved mouse of yours. Meet Flow, a small gadget that pairs with your desktop or laptop and can be programmed with shortcuts to your most frequently used actions. At launch, Flow is said to offer support for more than 30 applications, including popular ones like Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop, Premiere, SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube. With Spotify, for example, you could set up Flow to skip tracks by simply making a swipe gesture over the device, among other things. Right now, most of Flow’s information points to the peripheral being used with desktops or laptops, but the company does note that there could be support for mobile applications in the future. The Flow Indiegogo page appears to be doing really well thus far, so be sure to check out the crowdfunding page if you want to see this get made.
Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/24/flow-programmable-bluetooth-controller/?ncid=rss_truncated
Life can he hard for the armchair particle physicist, forever knowing that other people have their own Large Hadron Collider and you don’t. Thankfully, the folks at CERN remember what it was like not to have a LHC of their own, which is why the agency is opening up its data for all of the world to poke at. The CERN Open Data Portal will release the full details of each experiment three years after it was conducted, enabling the professionals to get their fill before everyone else gets a turn. The first set to be made available is from the 2010 collisions, and presumably the data set from 2011 will be along in short order, too. In addition, the outfit has prepared simplified collections from the various arrays for educational use, complete with visualization tools that’ll help students taking the International Masterclass in particle physics. Now, of course, all we need is for some rank amateur to casually glance at the reams of data and come up with a world-shattering discovery of their very own.
Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/24/cern-open-data-portal/?ncid=rss_truncated