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Wikipad’s Android tablet amps up with Gaikai game streaming, quad-core, 10-inch screen

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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Wikipad’s Android 4.0 gaming tablet still hasn’t received a definitive release date despite having just half a season left to meet its launch target, but that hasn’t stopped its creator from boosting the feature set. When the tablet does arrive, it will now bake in Gaikai’s game streaming service for you to start playing games as soon as the shrink wrap’s off the box. In return for the long wait since CES, Wikipad is also giving its slate a heavy makeover: the 8.1-inch screen is ballooning to 10.1 inches, while a lighter body will carry an unnamed quad-core processor and an option for 3G. Otherwise, you’re looking at much of the same formula that first emerged in January, which includes traditional gamepad-like controls on either side as well as front and back cameras, 1080p video support and 8GB of space to store your games when you don’t want to bring a microSD card. We’re looking forward to getting our paws on those dual analog sticks soon, but for now you can check the news release after the break.

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Wikipad’s Android tablet amps up with Gaikai game streaming, quad-core, 10-inch screen originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 May 2012 05:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Galaxy Beam crosses paths with FCC, sports 3G connectivity for AT&T

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Beam crosses paths with FCC, sports 3G connectivity for AT&T

The FCC comes across many smartphones in its daily routine, but it’s hardly an everyday occurrence for one of those handsets to rock a miniature projector. That’s the claim to fame of the Samsung Galaxy Beam, which just made its way through the regulatory body with full 3G support for AT&T’s 1900MHz and 850MHz bands. We were first introduced to this updated version of the original Galaxy Beam at Mobile World Congress, and for a quick refresher, the Android 2.3 device packs a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 768MB of RAM, a 4-inch WVGA display and a projector that’ll toss 50-inch imagery onto the wall. Naturally, whether AT&T chooses to sell the smartphone is another consideration entirely, but this certification will keep users in proper standing with the feds, and that’s a good thing.

Samsung Galaxy Beam crosses paths with FCC, sports 3G connectivity for AT&T originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495
A vivid memory of Cisco’s would-be FlipLive streaming camera is all we’ve got, but thankfully there’s existing devices out there like the Livestream Broadcaster to help fill that void. Priced at a whopping $495, Livestream’s Broadcaster allows it to be paired with an array of shooters via HDMI and used to stream live high-def vids to any Livestream-equipped device over Ethernet, WiFi, or with a 3G / 4G USB dongle. Aside from being capable of sending out 1080i waves, the Broadcaster can also push 720p and 480i resolutions (in case you don’t feel like being a bandwidth hog), while all video and audio encoding is done with H.264 and ACC, respectively. It’s also worth noting that the near 500 bucks includes a three-month sub to Livestream’s service, which usually costs an extra $45 per month. For now, this bright red streamer’s only available to Euros and Americans, with shipping set to commence by May 31st.

Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 13 Apr 2012 06:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony to launch NEX-FS700E 4K cinema camera for $9,000 at NAB?

Friday, March 30th, 2012
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What would you pay for the ability to capture cinema quality 4K video? $36,000? $18,000? Try $9,000. That’s the expected price of Sony’s rumored NEX-FS700E, which could launch at NAB next month with a June ship date. EOSHD reports that the camera will pipe 4K video to a dedicated external recorder over 3G HD-SDI. It will reportedly use the same NEX E-mount as its predecessor, the FS100, and may include a trio of neutral density filters to increase versatility. We haven’t been able to track down an image of the rumored cinema cam (the model in that image above looks identical to the FS100), but we wouldn’t be surprised to see another detail or two leak out before the broadcast community’s annual Vegas gathering kicks off in a little over two weeks. For its part, Canon is also expected to announce a 4K EOS-format DSLR at NAB, as a less-expensive alternative to the $16,000 C300, while RED’s Scarlet already has 4K capabilities, and a $9,000 price tag.

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Sony to launch NEX-FS700E 4K cinema camera for $9,000 at NAB? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sierra Wireless Tri-Network hotspot to launch May 18th on Sprint

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Sprint’s first 4G LTE device will be the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network mobile hotspot, SprintFeed reported on Tuesday. The device was originally announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but was overshadowed by the Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper. The Tri-Network hotspot can support up to eight simultaneous data connections using 3G, WiMAX or LTE connectivity. SprintFeed’s sources were able to confirm that the hotspot is scheduled to be released on May 18th, although pricing and data plan information is not yet available.

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Study: free apps drain 75 percent more power, badly built advertising to blame

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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It’s often said there’s no such thing as a free lunch and that’s doubly the case for free apps. A team from Purdue University found that nearly quarters of the power used when you run an app like Angry Birds is actually used for adverts. It developed eprof, an app that investigates what processes are draining from your battery. Loading it onto the very old-school Android-powered myTouch 3G and Nexus One (not to mention a HTC HyTn II running Windows Mobile 6.5). Drilling down into those Angry Birds figures: the game itself only consumes 18 percent of the power, while advertising platform Flurry has 45 percent and GPS location tracking a further 15 percent. Project leader Abhinav Pathak lays the blame at the feet of poorly coded apps that need to be made significantly more efficient. He’s now working with Microsoft to bring his software to Windows Phone and will present his findings at the EuroSys conference in Bern next month. If you don’t think you’ll be able to give up free apps, just remember to shut down GPS before you start smashing those pigs.

Study: free apps drain 75 percent more power, badly built advertising to blame originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint offering free 3G / 4G Plug-in-connect, clears space for faster dongles

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Sprint offering free 3G / 4G Plug-in-connect, clears space for faster dongles
Over the weekend, Sprint announced it’s handing out one of its 3G / 4G dongles free of charge to its customers — with a catch, though. The gratis U602 Plug-in-connect can be yours now if you’re rockin’ an American Express Prepaid Reward Card, getting a new line or willing to sign a fresh two-year deal. And, if those options aren’t tempting enough, you’ll unfortunately have to part ways with a mere 50 bucks in order to take one home. However, don’t expect this Now Network USB connector to let you surf on those promised LTE waves, since beloved WiMax speeds (with 3G as a fallback option) are all you can get. Sound good? The Plug-in-connect is up for grabs now at your local store or via the source link below.

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Sprint offering free 3G / 4G Plug-in-connect, clears space for faster dongles originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wireless Data Could Move 1,000 Times Faster Thanks to Frequency Combs [Wireless]

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Last year CBS and Turner Sports brought every game of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament home in HD on four cable channels, and streaming for free to PCs and iOS devices. While the broadcast plans remain the same this year, if you want to stream the 41 games broadcast on cable networks then you’ll need to subscribe to an affiliated TV provider (all the major guys except Time Warner) and log into the TNT, TBS, or TruTV website on your Windows PC or Mac. For the other 41 games broadcast on CBS, CBSSports.com is your (free) online resource. Live streaming on mobiles (over WiFi or 3G) has been extended to the Android platform for the first time, however after being offered for free last year the rebranded March Madness Live app will cost $3.99 this time around, which is still less than the $10 it cost in 2010. Check out the press release after the break for all the details on what’s viewable where — cord cutting sports fans will want to make some alternate arrangements.

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March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Withings Smart Baby Monitor drops through FCC’s chimney

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Baby monitors. If you’re in the market for one (er, congrats) and you run an Apple-flavored household, then this Withings device looks sufficiently over-specced for your needs. It’s been out in the UK for a couple of months already priced at £269 ($425), and judging from the FCC filing it’s coming to the US too, where it’ll face sibling rivalry from the likes of Samsung, Evoz and the Exmobaby bodysuit. The base station fixes to the side of the crib, hooks up over WiFi or Ethernet, and streams audio and three-megapixel video (with night-vision mode) over the web, so you can access it via the iOS app using 3G or any good internet connection — not only when you’re within range of your router. It’s even said that if you turn the mic’s sensitivity right up, you’ll hear the sounds of your old life, calling to you.

Withings Smart Baby Monitor drops through FCC’s chimney originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Vimeo app lands for Windows Phone, lets you upload your next student film over 3G

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
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Hello there Mango fans, is YouTube just a little too lowbrow for you? Well, fret not, Vimeo is here to stream all the HD student shorts your little Microsoft-loving heart desires. The official app doesn’t just let you browse, search and view clips on the site, though — it completely integrates with your account, allowing you to upload HD video, tweak the details of your uploads and even check stats. Basically, with this app in your pocket there’s almost no reason to visit the desktop site ever again. Of course, the prerequisite sharing features are also included, because, what good is capturing and uploading all this lovely video if you can’t tweet it out to all your friends. Check out the gallery below and hit up the source to download it for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Vimeo app lands for Windows Phone, lets you upload your next student film over 3G originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 05 Feb 2012 02:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ban on iPhones and iPad suspended in Germany, sales resume

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Sales of Apple’s iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G resumed on Friday after a permanent injunction had gone into effect early Friday morning. ”All iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple’s online store in Germany shortly” an Apple spokesperson told SlashGear in a statement. “Apple appealed this ruling because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms, despite having declared it an industry standard patent seven years ago.” Apple’s iOS devices with embedded 3G were deemed to being infringing on a Motorola patent this past December. A judge ordered an injunction at that time that went into effect on Friday, forcing Apple to remove the infringing devices from its German website. Motorola filed a separate complaint against Apple’s new iPhone 4S last month.

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RIM’s 2012 roadmap: 3G PlayBook, Curves, and possible London delay

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

We reported on RIM’s 2012 release schedule earlier this week and now we’re back to paint a more complete picture with RIM’s full 2012 roadmap, which is loaded with information. The deck provides details on everything from the company’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook with built-in 3G, to the new Curve lineup including the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and BlackBerry Curve 9320, to new features like Wi-Fi media server sharing and more. From the calendar in the document, it looks like the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, codenamed London, is currently scheduled for release in late September, but could be pushed to October based on the roadmap, which is a long way off considering we’re looking a a relatively slow three quarters leading up to BlackBerry 10. We’ve dropped 15 slides from this massive deck into a gallery, so check out all of the images below!

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