Array | Cell Phone Tracking Blog

Posts Tagged ‘Array’

The 9 Weirdest Places in Reddit [WTFriday]

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Reddit is the best possible argument anyone can muster against direct democracy: a perfect cross section of the internet and all horrible people on it. It’s bloated with racism, depravity, more racism, but moreover with an incredibly diverse array of strange and absurd subcultures. More »


 Mail this post

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.

Gallery: Livestream Broadcaster press shots

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.

Permalink The Verge  |  sourceLivestream  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Intel and Nissan collaborate on Infiniti’s 2013 infotainment system, Atom inside

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Intel and Nissan collaborate on infotainment system for Infiniti's 2013 lineup, Atom processor lurks within

Intel is notorious for marking its territory on a wide array of consumer gear, but one piece of kit that’s unlikely to sport that famous sticker is the infotainment system of Nissan’s 2013 Infiniti lineup. Unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show, the in-vehicle computer represents a collaboration between Intel and Nissan and was showcased within the Infiniti LE concept vehicle. On the inside lurks an Atom CPU, which bucks the general trend toward ARM architecture in these systems. Both companies put their collective heads together to create cloud-based services for smartphone users such as video surveillance, vehicle control and monitoring. As another nice refinement, users will also be able to use their phone’s NFC capabilities for keyless entry to the carriage — no word on whether it can similarly activate the ignition. You’ll find the full PR after the break.

Continue reading Intel and Nissan collaborate on Infiniti’s 2013 infotainment system, Atom inside

Intel and Nissan collaborate on Infiniti’s 2013 infotainment system, Atom inside originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Electronista  |   | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Siine Keyboard for Android brings ‘Sexy Delete,’ icons do all the talking (video)

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Siine Keyboard for Android brings 'Sexy Delete,' icons do all the talking
It goes without saying that one of the beauties of Android is how easily customizable it can be. For example, you’re not shackled to its stock keys and can easily swap in a third-party solution such as Siine; which is packing strange, but useful, features like “Sexy Delete.” To go along with the provocative erasing, Siine offers an array of tap-driven icons that act as phrase shortcuts, allowing you to enter anything from “what’s up” to “miss me” — you can even program your own. Siine Keyboard won’t ask anything from your wallet, and you can grab it now via the source link below. We’re also hooking you up with a quick tutorial courtesy of its creators after the break.

Continue reading Siine Keyboard for Android brings ‘Sexy Delete,’ icons do all the talking (video)

Siine Keyboard for Android brings ‘Sexy Delete,’ icons do all the talking (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Mar 2012 09:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Lifehacker  |  sourceGoogle Play  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Samsung Galaxy S Advance sets a fire in the FCC

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Where you may see GT-I9070P, we see a variant of Samsung’s Galaxy S Advance that’s been pushed through the FCC’s sausage machine and lived to tell the tale. We gave the mid-range handset a thorough going-over at MWC, where we found it to be attractive for a phone of its modest stature. It’s got the usual array of GSM/GPRS/EDGE and vanilla-HSPA bands we’d expect a budget handset to include, as well as WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. Now that it’s emerged from the FCC, we can start hoping a domestic version of the device will arrive, but it’s more likely this is just for those weary travelers from far-flung lands.

Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S Advance sets a fire in the FCC

Samsung Galaxy S Advance sets a fire in the FCC originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceFCC  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

TV stations predictably sue Aereo over antenna-to-internet streaming plans

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

We had to wonder if Aereo / fka Bamboom would actually be able to launch its $12 / month antenna-based live TV over the internet service before the networks tried to sue it out of existence and the answer is in: no. Ahead of Aereo’s planned March 14th launch, AllThingsD reports several New York Area broadcasters including Fox and PBS have filed suit in US District Court to stop it from getting off the ground. Put simply, they don’t believe copyright law allows Aereo to retransmit their OTA broadcasts on the internet without obtaining a license from them to do so, whether it uses one large antenna or an array of tiny antennas (pictured above) — one for each subscriber — as it says it will. Clearly Aereo disagrees, however we don’t recall that argument working out so well for Zediva. Hit the source link to read the entire complaint in PDF form for yourself or just peep a press release from the National Association of Broadcasters after the break, we’ll let you know if Aereo has any response.

Continue reading TV stations predictably sue Aereo over antenna-to-internet streaming plans

TV stations predictably sue Aereo over antenna-to-internet streaming plans originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink AllThingsD  |  sourceNAB  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Google looks to plant a field of satellite dishes in Iowa

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Google seeks to build antenna farm in IowaIowa. Fertile home to 14 million acres of corn, nine million acres of soybeans, and — if the FCC looks favorably on a recent application from Farmer Google — a blooming array of 15-foot satellite dishes too. The request for a “receive only earth station” comes from Google Fiber, and the bands it hopes to receive are typical satellite TV frequencies, hinting that the purpose of the station will be to receive audio and video content that will then be piped through a high-speed fiber data service. First stop, Kansas City!

Google looks to plant a field of satellite dishes in Iowa originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 03:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceDataCenterKnowledge  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Vizio reveals $3,499 price for its 58-inch ultrawidescreen HDTV

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

We were told at CES last month to expect Vizio’s ultrawidescreen LCDs would hit the market sooner rather than later, now we know how it will fit into our budgets, even if we’re not sure how the aspect ratio will fit in our living rooms. Similar to the way its first Theater 3D TVs popped up last year, the XVT 3D CinemaWide product page reveals a 58-inch model (50- and 71-inchers are also planned) sporting its trademark 21:9 aspect ratio (compared to a traditional HDTV’s 16:9) and 2560×1080 resolution will start at $3,499. It also has an array of specs, measuring the 120Hz Edge LED lit screen at 56.7-inches wide by 29-inches high and 1.8-inches deep. Just as we saw when they were first announced at CES 2011, Vizio upscales Blu-ray and other wider-than-widescreen sources to fill the screen without those black bars we’ve become accustomed to. If you’re watching standard HD programming, the extra space alongside can accommodate tiles for Yahoo! Widgets pulling information from the internet without blocking the picture at all. Check our gallery below for a better look and a demo video after the break, we’ll keep an ear to the ground to find out when and where these displays might hit the market first.

[Thanks, chilipalm]

Continue reading Vizio reveals $3,499 price for its 58-inch ultrawidescreen HDTV

Vizio reveals $3,499 price for its 58-inch ultrawidescreen HDTV originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Israel announces plans to build national broadband network, increases fiber intake

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Israel is home to a burgeoning tech industry, but the country’s broadband infrastructure hasn’t really been able to keep pace. In terms of broadband penetration, in fact, Israel ranks just 21st out of 34 developed nations, according to statistics gathered by the OECD. All this may be changing, however, now that the country’s state-run electric company has announced plans to create a new national broadband network. According to the AP, the forthcoming network will use so-called fiber to the home (FTTH) technology, which is capable of providing connections at speeds of between 100Mbps and 1Gbps. That would be about ten to 100 times faster than the connections most Israelis have today, and could offer obvious benefits to a wide array of businesses and industries. The electric company is aiming to have 10 percent of the country connected to its new network by next year, and to have two-thirds covered within the next seven years.

Israel announces plans to build national broadband network, increases fiber intake originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceAP (The Australian)  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Arman Ahnood teases OLED display with solar cells, idealizes the self-sustaining smartphone

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Plenty of effort is going into improving smartphone battery life, but only a few individuals are delving into radical realms to achieve the goal. Take for example, Arman Ahnood, a researcher at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, whose latest prototype uses solar cells to capture wasted energy from OLEDs. Similar to Wysips (which uses only ambient light), and equipment from UCLA (designed for LCDs), each project faces the unenviable task of making the smartphone a self-sustaining piece of gear.

Ahnood’s handiwork relies on an array of solar cells that surround and sit beneath the phone’s display. Currently, the system averages 11 percent efficiency in its energy capture, with a peak efficiency of 18 percent. Naturally, there are gains to be made. Of the light generated from OLEDs, Ahnood approximates that only 36 percent is actually projected outward. Critically speaking, this also suggests that similar power savings could be achieved with dimmer, more efficient displays, but we’ll let that slide. As it stands, Ahnood’s system is able to generate approximately five milliwatts of additional power, given a screen size of 3.7-inches. It’s hardly sustainable, but if the creation lets us squeeze in a few more text messages on Friday night, we’ll take it.

Arman Ahnood teases OLED display with solar cells, idealizes the self-sustaining smartphone originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink ExtremeTech  |  sourceIEEE Spectrum  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

DROID 3, LG Revolution, and all of Verizon’s 4G LTE Hotspots to be discontinued in January, report claims

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

In 2011, carriers and manufacturers were releasing smartphones at such short intervals that within weeks, your once new and high-end device would most likely already be outdated. Unfortunately, it looks like things won’t be slowing down in 2012. After a mere six months on the market, Verizon Wireless has issued an end-of-life discontinuation for the Motorola DROID 3, The Verge reports. The article also claims that Verizon has issued EOL’s for the Blackberry Curve 3G, Palm Pre 2, LG Revolution and all of their 4G LTE Mi-Fi Hotspots. The carrier will soon be left with not a single LTE hotspot and a hole in its smartphone line up, however, we expect to see an array of new devices at the Consumer Electronics Show which kicks off January 10th.

Read

 Mail this post

P.S. it’s not a Vita: Yinlips’ Android-based YDPG18

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Don’t call it a KIRF — it’s a Yinlips “Android Smart Game Player.” Which is to say, it’s an Xperia Play-like experience wrapped in PS Vita clothing. So basically, yeah, it’s a KIRF. This form factor doppleganger hails from China and lacks the internal quad-core pizazz of the Sony next generation handheld it purports to be. Instead of standing on the precipice of portable gaming, this 5-inch pretender will net you a hum drum FroYo / Gingerbread-based (even its own website couldn’t decide) OS packed with a slew of old school gaming emulators (from NES to N64), an array of ports including HDMI, a single core 1.2GHz processor complemented by 512MB of DDR2 RAM and WiFi. It’s a must have device for, well, no one. But if you’re the type who likes to burn money and carry about a virtual collection of video games past, then by all means, import away.

P.S. it’s not a Vita: Yinlips’ Android-based YDPG18 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Kotaku, ASCII (Translated)  |  sourceYinlips (Translated)  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

JVC’s Procision, Reference Series projectors now available, replete with ’4K precision’

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
After making their grand debut at this year’s CEDIA Expo, JVC‘s line of Procision and Reference series projectors have finally begun marching out to market. The manufacturer announced the news this week, confirming that its array of seven new projectors are now available for purchase, with prices ranging from $3,500 to $12,000. All seven devices feature JVC’s proprietary e-Shift technology, and are capable of projecting images in 3840 x 2160 resolution — not exactly 4K, but still four times what you’ll get with full HD. The Procision Series, including the DLA-X90R, DLA-X70R and DLA-X30, is geared toward the consumer market, while the Reference Series (DLA-RS65, DLA-RS55, DLA-RS4800 and DLA-RS45) is now available through JVC’s Professional Products Company. For more details on pricing and availability, check out the full PR after the break.

Continue reading JVC’s Procision, Reference Series projectors now available, replete with ’4K precision’

JVC’s Procision, Reference Series projectors now available, replete with ’4K precision’ originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceJVC  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Microsoft’s Andy Lees: talking to your phone isn’t super useful, NFC coming soon to Windows Phone

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Microsoft’s President of Windows Phone, Mr. Andy Lees, just wrapped up a diverse interview with Ina Fried at AsiaD, in which he took the chance to gloat on Nokia’s behalf about the impending launch of its wide array of WP7-based smartphones. Moreover, he proudly responded to claims that WP7 sales have been suboptimal by clarifying that Windows Phone 7 sold more in its first 12 months on the market than did Android. Granted, the smartphone market was entirely more prepared for another entrant when Microsoft arrived, but we digress. He also held no punches when asked to opine on Andy Rubin’s swings at Windows Phone from last night’s interview, noting that “Android is very techy,” and that it’s a great OS for a certain population. He stated that Android hits you “with a grid of apps,” instead of taking a “people approach,” which WP7 presumably has. Of course, we all know how The Social went over

All jesting aside, he responded to Ina’s questions surrounding hardware choices with this: “We wanted to stop problems with fragmentation, so we’ve locked a lot of things down. We want partners to add value, but not in a way that’s chaotic. As an example, we do hardware acceleration of the browser — no matter which WP device you choose, it all works in a consistent way. Some things in 2012 will extend that.” Moving on to more competitive questions (surrounding Siri, mostly), he affirmed that users can indeed talk to their Windows Phone handsets, but that the kind of implementation seen in Siri isn’t “super useful.” He also — oddly, we must say — noted that WP7′s voice implementations rely on Bing, which harnesses “the full power of the internet, rather than a certain subset.” Last we checked, Siri and Wolfram Alpha were connected to the internet, but we get his point — in theory, at least. He confirmed that speaking to one’s phone was practical in places like motorcars, but he seemed to imply that barking commands to a phone in public wasn’t something that Microsoft was inclined to ask its users to do.

On a hardware-related note, Andy affirmed that NFC chipsets will indeed ship on WP7 devices within the next year, and while Microsoft’s not interested in competing with Google and the like from a platform standpoint, it’s more than happy to enable mobile payments via services that already exist. To quote: “Microsoft is providing technological building blocks so payments can be done on the phone — we aren’t competing with other people providing services. We’ll have a platform approach.” Finally, he also alluded to the inclusion of LTE as the infrastructure behind WP evolves, leaving us to wonder if it’ll be Apple (or someone else entirely) as the final 4G holdout.

Microsoft’s Andy Lees: talking to your phone isn’t super useful, NFC coming soon to Windows Phone originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

RIBA-II healthcare robot now stronger, smarter — still a bear

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

RIKEN’s original RIBA healthcare robot was already fairly adept at lifting patients while not completely terrifying them but, as is the case with such things, it’s now been succeeded by a new and improved model. While its outward, bear-like appearance hasn’t changed, the new bot boasts a series of upgrades that now lets it bend over and lift patients up directly off the floor, not just off a bed or wheelchair. It’s also now able to lift patients that weight up to 176 pounds (41 pounds more than before), and it packs an array of new sensors that let it more accurately gauge a person’s weight and carry them more comfortably — not to mention some touchscreen controls on its back for when it needs a bit of direction. Hit the source link below for a video.

[Thanks, robotbling]

Continue reading RIBA-II healthcare robot now stronger, smarter — still a bear

RIBA-II healthcare robot now stronger, smarter — still a bear originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 02 Aug 2011 15:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Plastic Pals  |  sourceRIKEN (YouTube)  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Crescent’s Immersive Digital Entertainment VR: it’s like a Virtual Boy that you wear

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

From what we’ve gathered in the video just below the break, the graphical capabilities aren’t terribly impressive on Crescent’s Immersive Digital Entertainment VR system, but really — who cares? It’s a motion gaming solution… that you wear. On your head. When placed in the proper scenario, it gives gamers a full 360 degree space to interact in, with an array of HD motion capture cameras making the virtual reality that much less virtual (and in turn, that much more reality). Hard to say if this thing will ever have a life in the commercial realm, but yeah, we’d buy one.

Continue reading Crescent’s Immersive Digital Entertainment VR: it’s like a Virtual Boy that you wear

Crescent’s Immersive Digital Entertainment VR: it’s like a Virtual Boy that you wear originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 09 Jul 2011 10:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceDigInfo TV  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Panasonic’s new suite of colorful camcorders hits stores this July, gets priced right now

Friday, June 10th, 2011
Panasonic's new suite of colorful camcorders hits stores this July, gets priced right now

When Panasonic introduced us to its Skittles-like array of candy-coated camcorders, they gave us a taste of the little things, but left us hanging on price and availability. Well, if you’ve been slobbering over the specs since February, you can sate your appetite soon, because the HM-TA20, HM-TA2, HX-WA10, HX-DC10, and HX-DC1 will hit stores starting in early July. The Flip-style, 1080p HM-TA20 rings in at $200, while its less rugged little brother, the HM-TA2, will run you $170. The upright and rugged HX-WA10 will do 1080p video and 16-megapixel stills for $350, and you’ll drop $280 on the HX-DC10 for the same functionality without the weather-proofing. For the same look at an even lower price, you can shoot 14-megapixel stills on the HX-DC1 for $200. Hungry for more? Full PR awaits you after the break.

Continue reading Panasonic’s new suite of colorful camcorders hits stores this July, gets priced right now

Panasonic’s new suite of colorful camcorders hits stores this July, gets priced right now originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 11 Jun 2011 01:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourcePanasonic  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post