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Apple investigated over iPad 4G claims in the U.K.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Apple investigated over iPad 4G claims

Regulators in the United Kingdom confirmed in late March that they were looking into various complaints concerning Apple’s latest tablet. Now, according to the BBC, the Advertising Standards Authority has begun to widen its inquiry into Apple’s advertising practices regarding the new iPad. Earlier complaints were resolved after discussions with the Cupertino-based company, however the agency is now looking into further concerns raised by consumers. Regulators are reportedly not satisfied with Apple’s complied agreement to amend claims about the latest iPad’s 4G capabilities, because when 4G coverage becomes more widely available in the U.K., the iPad will still be incompatible. The ASA told BBC that when it approached the iPad maker, the company said it had removed references to 4G from its web page and had edited a video that contained references to 4G. Apple’s U.K. website still offers consumers the chance to buy a “Wi-Fi + 4G” iPad, however, and it only offers a small footnote explaining that “4G LTE” is supported only on certain networks in the United States and Canada.

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Microsoft updates Bing Translator for Windows Phone with offline features (video)

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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Never again will Windows Phone owners worry about ordering raw beef in Spain without first knowing what’ll arrive on their plate. That’s because the crew at Microsoft have updated the Bing Translator app, which is available for free in the Marketplace. It now allows users to point their cameras at otherwise unintelligible text and then view a proper translation as an overlay on the photograph. As another nifty trick, Bing Translate allows users to speak phrases into their phone, which will then be audibly translated into a foreign language of choice. Most impressive, however, is the app’s new offline capabilities, which can be enabled with the simple download of a language pack. Bing Translator supports English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Chinese Simplified, and if you’d like a peek into its functionality, just hop the break for the video.

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Microsoft updates Bing Translator for Windows Phone with offline features (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 01:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Canonical’s AWSOME API bridges OpenStack and Amazon clouds, Ubuntu has its head in both

Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Canonical's AWESOME API bridges OpenStack and Amazon clouds, Ubuntu has its head in both

New features and services that improve Canonical’s latest version of Ubuntu seem to keep rolling in. The latest addition being the announcement of its AWSOME proxy service. No, that’s not us getting over excited about it, that stands for Any Web Service Over Me, and it includes APIs that smooth the transition to OpenStack from Amazon cloud services. Although not open source, Amazon’s Web Service has such a large market share, that Canonical clearly want to make integrating with it as smooth as possible. The AWSOME proxy will only provide basic functionality for the AWS side of things, with users still encouraged to adopt the OpenStack infrastructure for deeper capabilities. Still, if you’re currently working with Bezos’ platform, and this was the last barrier to hopping aboard the Precise Pangolin ship, you’re in luck.

Canonical’s AWSOME API bridges OpenStack and Amazon clouds, Ubuntu has its head in both originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 15 Apr 2012 03:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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.

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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.

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Apple may run into trouble with rumored ‘iTV’

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Anthony DiClemente, a media analyst for Barclays, said in a recent note to investors that he doesn’t believe Apple will be able to change the cable industry with its rumored “iTV,” AllThingsD reported on Monday. DiClemente thinks Apple could unveil an incredible piece of hardware, possibly one that looks like a “large-scale iPad,” that would tie together the Internet with the company’s existing suite of iOS apps and services. The analyst also speculates that the Cupertino-based company’s device could retail for $1,500 or more and incorporate its Siri voice assistant with a “groundbreaking interface” that is ”so much more than a TV — including gaming, video communication, content delivery, apps, computing and all the capabilities of the current Apple TV.” DiClemente argues that TV programmers have no incentive to stray from their current bundles, however, which could be a big problem for Apple. Cable providers pay upwards of $30 billion each year for these bundles, and the analyst suggests there is too much money on the line for Apple to offer an innovative content model. DiClemente also notes that he doesn’t believe Apple’s HDTV will be release in 2012.

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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.

[Thanks, Andrew]

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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Sony Japan announces ICS for Tablet S and Tablet P

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Sony Japan on Thursday confirmed that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is soon headed to the Tablet S and Tablet P. Sony Tablet owners will receive an Android 4.0.3 update next month, however it is unclear if this is only for the Japanese market. Along with Google’s latest operating system, the update will also expand the tablet’s photo capabilities, allowing the photo app to be launched from the lock screen and enabling users to take panoramic pictures. A new “Recopla” app will also be included in the update for viewing TV programs that have been recorded on Sony Blu-ray players, along with a “Small Apps” feature that lets users multitask more efficiently. Lastly, Sony also announced a Wi-Fi-only version of its Tablet P that will launch on April 21st.

[Via Engadget]

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Sony Japan announces ICS for tablets in late April, WiFi-only Tablet P April 21st

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Owners of Sony’s Tablet S and Tablet P can look forward to receiving Android 4.0.3 next month, at least in Japan. Beyond the latest and greatest Google-provided underpinnings, the update will also expand their photo capabilities with activation from the lock screen and the ability to take panoramic pictures, plus a new “Recopla” app for viewing DVR’d TV programs from its Blu-ray recorders. They’ll also have an enhanced “Small Apps” feature that lets users multitask more efficiently, pulling up a windowed web browser, calculator or remote control app. Finally, if the only thing keeping you from the dual-screen Tablet P was its 3G radio and associated data plans, Sony has also announced a WiFi-only version due April 21st with optional color panels for 50,000 yen ($600 US). There’s no word yet on hardware or software availability over here, or further details on Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia line, but more details and pics can be found at the source links below.

Sony Japan announces ICS for tablets in late April, WiFi-only Tablet P April 21st originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Why Doesn’t the New iPad Allow FaceTime Over LTE? [Ipad]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012