A letter that scientist Francis Crick wrote to his son about his Nobel Prize winning DNA discovery has been sold at a New York City auction for a record-breaking $ 5.3 million.
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Google’s Keep app copies key Evernote functions, but there’s plenty of room for both note-taking apps.
Now that our Insert Coin: New Challengers contestants had duked it out and the judges have made their decision, we have a winner: Ziphius. Not only did the bot win $ 20,000 thanks to deliberation by our judges, but it came home with our $ 5,000 reader’s choice prize too. Victorious and $ 25,000 richer, the brains behind the aquatic drone joined us backstage to chat about their project. For the full interview, check out our video after the break.
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In celebration of Expand, our first enormous electronics extravaganza next weekend at San Francisco’s Fort Mason, we’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets to 5 lucky @EngadgetExpand followers. This will be your last chance to score a free pass before the big event, so be sure to join us for this one!
Here’s how to enter: mention @EngadgetExpand in a tweet that also includes which session in the now fully-unveiled agenda you are most looking forward to. That might not be the easiest task, since there will be a lot going on at the show: from DJ Spooky‘s live performance to Veronica Belmont‘s appearance on the Sci-Fi panel to Make Magazine’s Mark Frauenfelder co-hosting the Insert Coin awards – and then some. To be eligible to enter, you must be 18 years of age and a U.S. resident (please peruse the full rules). Get your tweets in by midnight EST this Sunday night for your chance to win; we’ll choose 5 entries at random to each receive a free pair of tickets.
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Many entered, but it was Daniel Orren who sent in a great green-screened video that snagged him a temporary spot on the Engadget crew at this year’s CES. Hanging with the team in our trusty trailer, getting comped meals, roaming the floor, wearing mind-controlled cat ears – honestly, it’s probably just easier to list all of the things the photographer didn’t do the other week in Vegas.
With the dust settled, we asked Orren how he enjoyed the trip. “The showroom floor was a lot bigger than I had anticipated originally, so naturally this was great as there were more gadgets.” Amongst the highlights: “My favorite times would have to be hanging with the Engadget crew, it’s nice just chatting with everyone about all the cool stuff you’ve seen that day/week and just geeking out.” And as for that inevitable question, the one we ask ourselves right around this time each year, ” I’d love to go back to CES if given the chance, and who knows, maybe I’ll just go on my own in a few years.”
Also included in the prize package was an Engadget Show segment to call his very own. When he wasn’t occupied with the Steambox and 4K TVs, our film crew was following Orren around to find out what it’s like going to CES as a first-timer. Check in after the break for the results.
This segment originally appeared in episode 40 of The Engadget Show.
With app development, serendipity matters. Ruggero Scorcioni knows that better than almost anybody.
Thank you for all the heartfelt replies to our previous letter — it really meant a lot. As promised last time we chatted, we’ve done our bit by wading through hours of mostly great video to find just the right entrant to join us in Las Vegas for the next installment of the Consumer Electronics Show. We think we’ve found three great choices, so if it isn’t being too forward, we’d like you to do your bit by pitching in with a single vote. You see, we’re all at odds about which contestant should join us, so we want to combine your thoughts with ours and declare the contest won. Keep in mind, however, that none of the contestants deserve or need any grief for their efforts. If you feel you “could have done better” then next time, please do. Now follow on to see our favorite three and place your vote in the poll below. Cheerio!
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Google Maps is back and better than ever. It’s return may encourage Apple to innovate with its own Maps app.
As presidential election day unfolded on Tuesday, people spent time posting photos of long lines at polling places, tweeting about casting a vote and commenting on a viral video of a malfunctioning voting machine.
sciencehabit writes “Science Magazine has crowned the winner of its annual ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest. Scientists from around the globe are invited to submit videos of themselves interpreting their graduate thesises in dance form. The results are often hilarious–and highly entertaining–and this year is no exception. This year’s winner is Peter Liddicoat, a materials scientist at the University of Sydney in Australia, whose “Evolution of nanostructural architecture in 7000 series aluminum alloys during strengthening by age-hardening and severe plastic deformation” is interpreted as a performance that employs juggling, clowning, and a big dance number—representing the crystal lattices that he studies with atomic microscopy.”
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This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed an all-in-one computer by the name of IdeaCentre A520 – a smaller version of the A720 we reviewed quite recently – with Windows 8 and 10-point multi-touch greatness. This machine is still able to adjust its display from -5 to 90 degrees flat, works with Ivy Bridge
Entrepreneur of the Year Ren Ng discusses his innovative work.
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Takayama applies the tools of anthropology to make robots easier to live and work with.
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Sometimes you want to be out partying on a Friday night and simply can’t muster the energy. It happens. But last year at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, a service launched that aimed to solve that problem, and the company ultimately won and took home the Disrupt Cup. That company is Shaker, and it’s just making its way Stateside from Israel with the forthcoming launch of Club 53 tomorrow at 7:53pm PST.
If you don’t already know how Shaker works, it’s essentially a virtual world inside a Facebook app. That may mean a beach, a sports arena, a park, or the aforementioned Club 53. But, that’s not a real club. It’s about as real as your strawberry patch in FarmVille, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun right?
It’s had quite a run, but Microsoft’s months-long Robotics @Home Competition finally came to close this past weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Taking home the title (and a $ 10,000 prize) was Arthur Wait for his SmartTripod, a robotic assistant that relies on Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4, the Eddie development platform and, of course, a Kinect to follow a person around and handle camera duties in a natural manner — or “almost as though a human was holding the camera,” as Wait puts it. Just how well does it work? You can get a look at the robot itself and the results it’s able to provide in the videos after the break.
A startup called I Dream of Space sells $ 10 posters that come with a chance at winning a much more expensive ride on a suborbital spaceship.
As you may have heard at the start of this month, Apple’s iTunes App Store had its 25 billionth download, and the prize for being the one to tip the scales went to the young lady appearing just now in Beijing newspapers collecting her prize. Chunli Fu (also reported as Fuchun Li) of Qingdao, China,
Microsoft’s mobile operating system is good. Really good. But what will it take to translate that into solid competition against the iPhone and Android?
After many months of planning and countless flights to the other side of the world, our first ever international TechCrunch Disrupt event has come to a close. 15 companies have launched new products to the world for the very first time in our Startup Battlefield, an on-stage, high stress battle for riches (50 grand!), glory (press coverage!), the much coveted Disrupt Cup, and all the open doors you could ever desire.
Without further ado, the winner is… OrderWithMe!
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