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Twitter will finally let you see — and delete — all of your direct messages

If you’ve been on Twitter long enough, chances are that you’ve sent at least one or two direct messages (DMs) that you’d rather not see again. Deleting any regretful conversations in one fell swoop should you use the service across multiple devices…

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Super Smash Bros. Direct 4.8.2014

01:14 Release Timing 01:45 Technical Tidbit 02:39 Differences Between Versions 03:56 Nintendo 3DS Stages 04:57 Wii U Stages 07:57 Online Play 08:38 Game Modes 10:43 Enjoyable Online Multiplayer…

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James Franco says he’ll direct and star in a behind-the-scenes movie about ‘The Room’

James Franco’s company Rabbit Bandini Productions has optioned the rights to The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. Written by Tom Bissell and actor Greg Sestero, The Disaster Artist recounts the making of 2003 cult film The Room, often described as one of the worst films ever made. According to Deadline, Franco plans to direct and co-produce an adaptation of the book with business partner Vince Jolivette, as well as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s company Point Grey Productions. On Instagram, Franco also said that he and his brother Dave Franco would star in the movie.

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TSA bans liquids from carry-on bags for all direct flights between US and Russia

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned all liquids, gels, aerosols, and powders from direct flights between the United States and Russia. Delta Airlines posted a notice on its site notifying its customers of the rule change, which is effective immediately. The news comes on the heels of a report from the Department of Homeland Security that warned airlines to be on the lookout for explosives in toothpaste containers. Despite the warning, officials said that “we are not aware of a specific threat to the homeland at this time.”

TSA rules already prohibit carry-on liquids, gels, and aerosols to no larger than 3.4 ounces per container (about 100mL), and all such products must be placed in a clear 1 quart (roughly…

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Weekly Roundup: Instagram Direct, Jawbone Up24 review, Samsung’s EMC lab and more!

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days — all …

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After Near-$1B Inventory Write-Down, BlackBerry Starts Selling Unlocked Smartphones Direct To U.S. Buyers

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Well that was quick: Not long after T-Mobile announced it would stop carrying BlackBerry hardware in its retail stores (but continue selling them online), the Canadian smartphone maker has revealed a new direct selling model that it likely hopes will shore up that retail channel loss. BlackBerry now offers unlocked Q10 and Z10 smartphones via its own site, for $ 549.00 and $ 449.00 respectively.

Those may not be quite bargain basement prices, but they’re cheap enough compared to other unlocked flagship phones from manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Sony and HTC, and the move is almost certainly tied to BlackBerry’s near-$ 1 billion write-down on hardware inventory reported last quarter.

The massive write-down was blamed almost entirely on poor performance of the Z10, the BlackBerry 10 flagship device launched last January by the beleaguered BlackBerry, and the first smartphone to be powered by its brand new operating system. The Z10 was clearly not the rousing success its creators hoped it would be, and the write-down plus the $ 449 outright price now on offer via its site reflect the fact that there are probably tons of these things just sitting around burning precious and expensive warehouse space.

BlackBerry’s decision to price the Q10 slightly higher might be due to a marginally better reception for the keyboard-sporting design. Having reviewed both devices, the Q10 was definitely the better of the two by a wide margin, if only for basic advantages like longer battery life.

While the pricing and U.S.-only availability of these unlocked devices doesn’t scream “fire sale” just yet, it is worth noting that this is a similar strategy to the one BlackBerry took (back when it was still RIM) with the PlayBook tablet, another big hardware miss for the company. Based on that example, if you’re looking for an unlocked GSM BlackBerry smartphone (unclear why you would be), it’s probably better to wait a little while and watch the company deeply discount both the Z10 and the Q10 in time for the holiday shopping season.

No sign of the Q5 in the direct sales channel just yet. And BlackBerry’s Z30, a new smartphone similar to the Z10 with a built-in bigger battery and larger, lower pixel density display went on sale in many markets recently, so it also isn’t listed as one of the phones you can buy unlocked from BlackBerry. The company likely won’t have made the same mistake of producing lots of inventory for that device, given the Z10′s track record and the low-key launch it enjoyed, but it’s totally possible those could end up on BlackBerry’s virtual store shelves too, if that’s something you’re into.

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HDE® 10ft. Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male Cable – Direct Connect Macbook to HDTV

HDE® 10ft. Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male Cable – Direct Connect Macbook to HDTV

HDE® 10ft. Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male Cable - Direct Connect Macbook to HDTV

  • This cable features a Mini Display Port connector and a male HDMI connector to provide sound for newer models of mac.
  • Compatible with Macs and other PCs that use a Mini Display Port for video output.
  • Size: 10ft.; Color: White
  • Package Contents: 1 x Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male (10ft.)
  • HDE® is a registered trademark and is the only authorized seller of HDE branded products

The mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter lets you connect a high definition monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a HDMI connector or cable to a MacBook, MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, Windows Surface Tablet, or any device with a mini DisplayPort.

The Mini DisplayPort to HDMI signal format converter seamlessly connect next generation DisplayPort based MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air with a Mini DisplayPort to high definition displays. Mini DisplayPort offers a unified, scalable, and cost effective interface for embedded and external display applications. It not only has an elegant appearance with the white color but also brings much convenience with its small size.

It offers solutions for digital entertainment center, HDTV retail and show site, HDTV, STB, DVD and Projector factory, noise space and security concerns, data center control, information distribution, conference room presentation, school and corporate training environments.


* Mini DisplayPort 1.1a input and HDMI 1.3b output.
* HDMI highest video resolution 1080p.
* HDMI 225 MHz / 2.25 Gbps per channel (6.75Gbps all channel) bandwidth.
* HDMI 12 bit per channel (36 bit all channel) deep color.
* Uncompressed audio such as LPCM.
* Compressed audio such as DTS Digital, Dolby Digital .(includes: DTS-HD and Dolby True HD)
* Powered by Mini DisplayPort source
* Connectors: Mini DisplayPort Male to HDMI Female

MacBook (Mid 2010) and later, MacBook Air (Late 2010) and later, MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) and later, Mac mini (Mid 2010) and later, iMac (Late 2009) and later, Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Windows Surface Tablets (2012)

NOTE: Adapter only works with tablets/laptops with Mini Displayport, please check with your device’s output specification before placing order.

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Broadcom adds WiFi Direct to its embedded device platform, furthers our internet-of-things future

Broadcom, wireless. Peanut butter, jelly. Together, they just work. So today’s announcement that the company is adding WiFi Direct to its WICED (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices) platform feels pretty natural. The firm believes that WICED Direct will allow OEMs to develop wearable sensors — pedometers, heart-rate monitors, keycards — and clothing that transmit everyday data to the cloud via a connected smartphone or tablet. This would help push along the internet of things movement that’s been bandied about so much recently, and maybe even ensure you aren’t locked out of the house again.

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Just Move Already: Valley Town In Norway Installs Giant Mirrors To Avoid Months Of No Direct Sunlight


The Norwegian town of Rjukan sits in a deep valley that receives no direct sunlight for 82 days of the year. So what did the town do? Pack up their bags, burn the village to ashes, and move somewhere else? NOPE. Installed three 300-foot mirrors to aim a single beam of light into the town square. *standing in beam* Weird, I still feel depressed.

A few days ago, helicopters descended on the 3,500-person town to install three huge rectangular mirrors on the face of the mountains that pin Rjukan in on either side. Technically, these are heliostatic mirrors, which are controlled by a central computer that tilts their positioning to reflect the sun onto a specific, static location.

The “hot spot,” in this case, is a 2,000-square-foot circle on the town square–soon to be converted into an ice rink (apparently, the reflected light still won’t be terribly warm).

Okay, so here’s the plan– “Use a giant magnifying glass to concentrate the beam and set the town ablaze?!” What? No! Well, not until they fail to deliver the ransom anyways. Remember: good plans have steps.

Hit the jump for a shot of the town and the conceptual light beam (which won’t be tested until September).

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StubHub launches Spotify app for direct access to concert listings and tickets


Just in time for the summer concert season, Spotify’s launching a StubHub app to give fans of sweaty, cramped music venues (indoor and out) quick ticket access. Starting today, Spotify users in the US and UK will be able to access the free app using App Finder to search upcoming concert schedules by location and purchase tickets through provided StubHub links. It’s pretty basic stuff, but if you’re the impulsive type, this mini-app could be the best thing for your social life and the worst for your wallet.

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