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PSA: If you purchased extra Gmail storage, your Google Drive just got bigger

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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5GB, huh? Not quite enough for you? If you were wise enough to up the capacity of your Gmail inbox + Picasa allotment before today, your Google Drive experience just got a lot more awesome. A trio of editors here at Engadget HQ managed to upgrade their Gmail boxes a couple of years ago, and at the time (read: it’s no longer an available option), Google was offering an extra 20GB for use across its properties for a mere $5 per year. Upon loading Google Drive today, we each found a healthy 25GB waiting to be filled, with no expectation of additional payments to Google. Be sure to let us know if you’re seeing a similar boost in capaciousness down in comments below, particularly for those who splurged on one of the more current Gmail add-on plans.

PSA: If you purchased extra Gmail storage, your Google Drive just got bigger originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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North Korea’s Big Bad Missile Launch Begins [Video]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

North Korea is being extra naughty this week: the piss-broke dictatorship is about to launch a giant rocket for scientific purposes. Translation: a giant F U to the rest of the world, and a thermonuclear threat. More »


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North Korea’s Big Bad Missile Launch Begins [Video]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

YouTube lets you watch 1080p 2D videos in ’3D’ with your anaglyph specs

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Another day, another bit of news out of Mountain View. Stereoscopic 3D videos have been on on YouTube nearly three years, and since last year, the site has given viewers the option to transform “short-form” 2D content to 3D — with a single click on the settings bar, that is. Today, the beta feature comes to 1080p videos, meaning you’ll now be able to watch your favorite Phillip DeFranco and Shay Carl vlogs with extra chromatic impact in full HD. YouTube notes that it’s “constantly improving the underlying conversion technology,” which figures out how to simulate the effect based on characteristics of the video itself and true 3D videos uploaded to the site. We’d say there’s still something slightly amiss about using folding blue and red glasses to watch two-dimensional HD video in faux anaglyph 3D, but you can make the call for yourself by reading up about the magic at the source link below.

YouTube lets you watch 1080p 2D videos in ’3D’ with your anaglyph specs originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Insert Coin: Alarm clock makes you enter a code to silence it, in another room (video)

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you’d like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with “Insert Coin” as the subject line.

We love the snooze button as much as everyone else. But we’ve all postponed exiting the comfort of our Tempur-Pedic one too many times. Enter the Ramos alarm clock, a rise-and-shine solution that integrates a Defuse Panel in order to silence your wake-up call. Don’t expect to stay in bed to enter the code either, as the keypad can be wirelessly situated in another room to prevent further slumber. Two time keeping options, LED and Nixie models, await your minimum pledges of $160 and $350 before the April 1st deadline. The latter features a nixie tube display that will put any regular ol’ alarm clock’s digits to shame. You can spring for a long-range kit if you need to place your key panel more than 50 feet away from your nightstand. If you’re feeling extra generous, a pledge of more than $800 will allow you to select the type of wood used for your Ramos. In need of a bit more convincing? Peep the video on the other side of the break for a closer look.

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Insert Coin: Alarm clock makes you enter a code to silence it, in another room (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Maingear’s Titan 17 has a change of heart, keyboard

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Maingear has been tickling us with its gaming PCs for a while, and now it’s adding some extra muscle to its catalog. The company’s Titan 17 notebook is hitting the operating table for a processor transplant, the previous Intel i7-990X being swapped out for either the i7-3930K or i7-3960X. But what good is an internal update without some external flourish so folk know where you stand on the spec table? Maingear appreciates this, and that’s why it’s throwing a backlit keyboard into the mix. The souped-up Titan is up for pre-order now, with prices starting at $3,499. Tap the PR after the break for the full specs.

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Maingear’s Titan 17 has a change of heart, keyboard originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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PlayStation Vita gets updated 3G data plan, offers an extra gigabyte for a Lincoln

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

We can’t say we were overly concerned about busting through the Vita’s 2GB monthly data threshold when the handheld’s 3G variant hits AT&T next month, but the network, it seems, isn’t taking any chances. According to the Vita’s AT&T page, Ma Bell’s making sure you’ll never be blocked from nabbing those download-capped PlayStation Minis by upping the previously announced 2GB for $25 plan to 3GB for $30. Surprised? Don’t be — this change just brings Sony’s next generation handheld in-line with the network’s updated data plans. The Vita’s budget-friendly $15 for 250MB option is still ripe for the picking, but that won’t get you far if you plan to watch Netflix on the go, will it?

PlayStation Vita gets updated 3G data plan, offers an extra gigabyte for a Lincoln originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 22 Jan 2012 19:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AT&T to adjust data plans January 22nd, offers more gigs for more money

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Good news and bad news here, folks: the good news is that AT&T will begin offering new data plans with a higher monthly allotment. The bad news is that, once again, it’s going to cost you more. The plans, which will offer 300MB of data for $20, 3GB for $30 and 5GB (including mobile hotspot access) for $50, will take effect beginning this Sunday. Are you still on one of the older plans? Fortunately, you’re still grandfathered in and won’t have to change unless you absolutely want to. But remember that once you move to the new data rate, there’s no going back; the only legacy plan sticking around is AT&T’s 250MB tablet feature for $15. The change in plans appears to be priced the same as Verizon, though the two higher rate plans on AT&T have an advantage in that it hooks you up with an extra gigabyte of data capacity. The question is, will it be worth paying an additional $5 per month for that extra gig? Oh, and we’re still waiting on that shared data plan in the meantime, Ralph.

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AT&T to adjust data plans January 22nd, offers more gigs for more money originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Etymotic revamps its ETY-Kids3 in-ear headphones, kid-safe volume, now with iPhone controls

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Got your kid an iDevice for the holidays? Now they’d like some headphones with inline controls, you say? Well, being the amazing that parent that you are, you’re okay with it, but you’d also like to ensure they can’t blow-out their eardrums before hitting high school. Fret not, as Etymotic has just unveiled its updated volume-limiting ETY-kids3 in-ear headphones with an iPhone-certified inline remote / mic. The intra-aurals also come with Ety’s Awareness app, which mixes in louder noises like traffic, for the sake of extra safety. Ety plans to show off the ‘buds during CES, and you can expect to find them on store shelves come January 30th for about 80 bucks. Full press release after the break.

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Etymotic revamps its ETY-Kids3 in-ear headphones, kid-safe volume, now with iPhone controls originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Logitech’s Mini Boombox is a $99 Bluetooth speaker, we go hands-on (video)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

$99? For a portable speaker? Yup, that was our reaction too — especially when the Mini Boombox’s larger sibling boasts four times as many drivers (eight instead of two) and costs just $50 extra. But then we gave this more suitcase-friendly version a whirl and discovered that it’s actually loud and balanced enough to do some justice to your tunes while you’re on the move. In fact, it could well make a smarter purchase than those $30 speakers you keep buying in airports and then deliberately losing. It’s available now, works with any Bluetooth-equipped smartphone or tablet and incorporates a mic for handling calls — plus its rechargeable battery is claimed to last up to ten hours. Ears-on video and a quick round of ‘name that tune’ right after the break.

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Logitech’s Mini Boombox is a $99 Bluetooth speaker, we go hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Olly: the web-connected robot that converts pings to odors

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

What if there were a way to add smells to the things you see every single day on the internet? To some, just the thought of that there scenario would induce nausea. To others — primarily those who spend their days Googling various rose gardens around the globe — it just might be the extra dimension to surfing that they’ve been waiting for. If you happen to find yourself tucked into that second camp, we’d like to introduce you to Olly, the web-connected robot that’s capable of emitting smells based on inputs from the ‘net. The critter was dreamed up by Tim Pryde and the folks surrounding the Don-8r, and while there’s currently no way to purchase one, instructions are forthcoming to produce your own with a 3D printer. In fact, it’s recommended that users build a few, stack ‘em up and connect different inputs (Twitter, Instagram, your mum’s vegetarian cooking blog) to each one. It’s the perfect cacophony… or the perfect disaster, depending on your browsing habits.

[Thanks, Tim]

Olly: the web-connected robot that converts pings to odors originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 29 Oct 2011 04:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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No iPhone 4S for You! Come Back, Two Weeks! [Apple]

Friday, October 7th, 2011

HTC Flyer Honeycomb ROM leaks, not for the timid tableter

Friday, September 2nd, 2011
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One of the biggest knocks against the HTC Flyer when it launched (besides the extra $80 the stylus would cost you) was that it shipped with a Sensed-up version of Gingerbread, instead of the more tablet-appropriate Honeycomb. But, with the Android 3.1-packing Puccini now official, the Taiwanese manufacturer is working to bring the rest of its inbetweeners up to speed and, as usual, the devs appear to have sprung a leak. There’s not much information about the early Flyer Honeycomb beta that just dropped on MoDaCo, courtesy of Paul O’Brien, but it’s already packaged up in RUU form and ready for flashing. It goes without saying, this is not for the faint of heart. If you cherish things like stability and reliability (you know, if you’re a wimp) it’s probably best to hold out for an official release. The bold can download it now at the source link.

HTC Flyer Honeycomb ROM leaks, not for the timid tableter originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft Doubles Down On the "PC Era" with Healthy Dose of Rhetoric [Blip]

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The PC is awesome; the future rosy! So says Frank Shaw, Microsoft spokesman, who blogged this week we’re in a “PC Plus” era, not “post-PC.” Embarrassingly, I thought PC plus meant the extra adware that came standard with Windows. [AppleInsider] More »


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Visualized: 3D3 Solutions scans our face in two seconds flat

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

See that bloke? That’s Darren Murph. Well, a digital representation of the human version, anyway. That image was captured in two painless seconds at the hands of 3D3 Solutions, which was on-hand here at SIGGRAPH to demonstrate its newest FlexScan setups. The rig that snapped our face rings up at around $10,000, and relies on a Canon DSLR (strictly for capturing textures), a projector and a secondary camera. As you’ve likely picked up on, this is hardly designed for average DIYers, but these solutions are also far more detailed and flexible than using Microsoft’s Kinect. We’re told that the company recently started to support Nikon cameras as well, and for those who’d prefer to use their existing cameras / PJs, a hobbyist-centric software package will allow you to do just that. The only problem? Figuring out where the $2,700 (for software) is going to come from. Head on past the break for a demonstration vid, or peruse the gallery below if you’re feeling extra creepy.

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Visualized: 3D3 Solutions scans our face in two seconds flat originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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