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North America’s Biggest Collection of Carnivorous Plants Is a Rather Large Shop of Horrors [Video]

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Pitcher plants are so large that they can digest entire rats without thinking twice—that is, if they had brains or a nervous system. And at California Carnivores outside of Sebastopol, California, they have an entire nursery full of them. Venus fly traps too, and a whole collection of plants that have a taste for flesh. So let that digest for bit. [Cool Hunting] More »


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BMW adds extra sportiness to its i-series lineup, unveils i8 Concept Spyder

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
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We’ve swooned over BMW’s i3 and i8 plug-in gasoline electric hybrids for some time now, so naturally our hearts raced today when the company announced its latest addition to the series, the i8 Concept Spyder. What you’re looking at is essentially a sportier version of the i8 Coupe, with the appropriate accents and design tweaks to match. So, what’s different in this variant of the nearly gull-winged wonder with a 96 kW / 131hp electric motor up front and 164 kW / 223hp gasoline engine on back? BMW notes that the vehicle features a shorter wheelbase and overall length (all while maintaining its 50-50 weight distribution), a slighter darker interior and refreshed paint job on its exterior, topless roof and even a pair of matching folded kickboards(!) that stow in the back. BMW hasn’t mentioned when they’ll be showing this Spyder in flesh, but as Autoblog notes, the New York Auto show is only a week way — and we’ll be sure to let you know if we spot it ourselves. In the meantime, you can zip over to Autoblog and the press release after the break for the details.

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BMW adds extra sportiness to its i-series lineup, unveils i8 Concept Spyder originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple has Apple Stores, Samsung has… this!

Friday, March 30th, 2012
Samsung store inside Phones 4u

You know those heady dreams of a new Samsung product launch today? Well consider them punctured. There’s no new gadgets to announce, but instead a teaming-up with UK retailer Phones 4u, offering a dedicated space for Samsung to dip its toes into retail waters. Located on London’s Oxford Street — and just around the corner from an Apple Store — the shop-within-a-shop displays all of the Korean makers’ big hitters, with several tables housing Galaxy Tab 10.1s, Galaxy Notes and Galaxy S IIs. The rest of that expansive galactic family dot the periphery of the room, but then you’d probably come here primarily to test-drive the aforementioned flagships. The tables themselves are dressed down; no pricing or carrier information clogging up the surfaces, just the devices and some Galaxy branding. Samsung’s claimed the whole top floor and the shop is already training up dedicated Samsung staff to answer pressing questions like what’s the point of the Galaxy Ace Plus whether that phone has Gorilla glass and when we can expect to see a Galaxy S III in the flesh.

Apple has Apple Stores, Samsung has… this! originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Panasonic Eluga gets official launch date in Japan and Europe

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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No, it’s not the noise of an air-raid siren. It’s Panasonic’s bold return to the smartphone game. Eluga admittedly isn’t the most attractive of appellations, but in the flesh it’s drop dead gorgeous. It’ll arrive as the P-04D in Japan on NTT DoCoMo on the 29th of this month, while Panasonic’s European site now teases that it’ll arrive in that continent in April. Oh, and if anyone gives you stick about the name, just remind ‘em that its meatier older brother will be along shortly.

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Panasonic Eluga gets official launch date in Japan and Europe originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 07:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Panasonic Eluga gets official launch date in Japan and Europe

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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No, it’s not the noise of an air-raid siren. It’s Panasonic’s bold return to the smartphone game. Eluga admittedly isn’t the most attractive of appellations, but in the flesh it’s drop dead gorgeous. It’ll arrive as the P-04D in Japan on NTT DoCoMo on the 29th of this month, while Panasonic’s European site now teases that it’ll arrive in that continent in April. Oh, and if anyone gives you stick about the name, just remind ‘em that its meatier older brother will be along shortly.

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Panasonic Eluga gets official launch date in Japan and Europe originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 07:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Audi R18 Hybrid spotted in the flesh, sounds as good as it looks

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
Remember that gorgeous looking R18 hybrid from Audi that raced into our hearts earlier this week? Well, we found this video of it in action. If you can look past the flock of applauding suits, you’ll get a sneak-peek at this beast on the track. Sadly we’ll have to wait until Le Mans before we can really smell the rubber, but in the meantime, there’s a gallery of renders below to keep you going.

Gallery: Audi R81 Hybrid

Audi R81 Hybrid

Audi R18 Hybrid spotted in the flesh, sounds as good as it looks originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 04 Mar 2012 06:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mitsubishi Electric to build world’s fastest elevator, usher in the death of small talk

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Cheer up, ladies, because Mitsubishi Electric is about to make your elevator ride substantially less awkward. Yesterday, the company unveiled plans to construct what it hopes will become the world’s fastest lifts, as part of a new project in China. The forthcoming set of elevators will be housed within the still-incomplete Shanghai Tower, where they’ll travel between the basement and 119th floor at a speed of 59 feet per second — a rate that would narrowly eclipse the current Guinness world record, which sits at about 55 feet per second. These elevators, of course, would be significantly slower if they were filled with vomit, which is why Mitsubishi will add active roller guides, vibration-dampening roof covers and pneumatic controls to make the ride a bit easier on the human body. Unfortunately, it’ll be a while before these flesh wagons enter the record books, as the Shanghai Tower likely won’t be completed until 2014. Willy Wonka, however, has already begun the appeals process. Elevate past the break for more information in the full press release.

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Mitsubishi Electric to build world’s fastest elevator, usher in the death of small talk originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ASUS Eee PC X101 product page goes live, still no release date

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

ASUS has gone and made its super svelte Eee PC X101 official with a dedicated product page live on its site. We’d already gotten our hands-on with the crimson-colored ultraportable, but now there’s a whole list of specs to flesh out this 920g wonder. The MeeGo-running netbook’s rocking a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 display, 1.33 GHz Intel Atom N435 (or N455) processor, 8GB SSD, Bluetooth, WiFi, SDHC card support and USB 2.0. Oh, and did we mention this 17.6 millimeter thin beauty comes in three shades of awesome? That’s right, when this $199 netbook finally hits retailers’ shelves, you can also snag it in white and brown (a Zune homage, we presume). There’s still no word on just when this slight badboy’s going to be available, but at least you now have a place to go and drool in anticipation.

ASUS Eee PC X101 product page goes live, still no release date originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft’s Andy Lees on Windows’ future: one ecosystem to rule them all

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Microsoft has seen the future of personal computing, and it’s a world with a single Windows ecosystem. Windows Phone head honcho Andy Lees — who said that we won’t be seeing WP7 on tablets during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference yesterday — still sees slates, phones, consoles, and PCs playing together in perfect harmony. His plan is to provide users with a consistent experience across all Microsoft-powered devices, though he didn’t flesh out exactly how this singular ecosystem will work. Given recent evidence indicating Xbox integration in Windows 8 and the UI similarities between the forthcoming desktop OS and WP7, it seems that Microsoft is well on its way to a consolidated future. But, only time will tell if Mr. Lees’ can deliver us from fragmentation with a unified Windows.

Microsoft’s Andy Lees on Windows’ future: one ecosystem to rule them all originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google working on video chat for Chrome, Skype cowers in fear

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Watch out Skype, Google Chrome is comin’ for ya. Not long after releasing WebRTC audio and video chat software as open-source, Google has started to integrate these capabilities into its prized browser. Looking to move past the played out features of Gmail and Google Voice, the company is planning for WebRTC to be a frontrunner for video conferencing and online chatting. The software was introduced as royalty-free, too, even promising to work with other browsers devs (namely Mozilla and Opera) to flesh out the project. This means that anyone building a site can make use of the new tech, and in theory, construct their own personal Skype battering ram. With the company being pro-web apps on all fronts, this is another step forward in its quest to bring the aforementioned technology up to par with native apps. Is this one of many dominoes to fall in the web-based app takeover, at least in terms of Chrome OS? It very well could be, especially if companies would rather see the traffic in-browser vs. within a native app. Now, if only Instagram could make use of that dusty webcam…

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Google working on video chat for Chrome, Skype cowers in fear originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HTC Flyer hits UK pre-order status at £600, comes with 3G and 32GB of storage

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The one Android tablet that isn’t riding NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core chip and Google’s Honeycomb iteration (but might still be worth buying) has this weekend become available to pre-order in the UK. The Carphone Warehouse is listing a £600 ($983) fee for owning the HTC Flyer, which is more or less a match for the €669 price Amazon.de is offering to German slate lovers. In exchange for a dozen rose-tinted notes with the Queen’s face on them, you’ll get a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 display, encased in an aluminum unibody case and powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip. HTC’s Sense UI has undergone some tablet-friendly tweaks and there is of course that Scribe stylus to flex your artistic muscles with. 3G connectivity and 32GB of storage flesh out the Flyer’s hardware offering, while the underlying Android Gingerbread OS is promised to get a Honeycomb-flavored update, most likely some time this summer.

HTC Flyer hits UK pre-order status at £600, comes with 3G and 32GB of storage originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint HTC Arrive with Windows Phone 7 copy and paste first hands-on! (video)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

HTC also brought along a Sprint-branded Arrive to our San Francisco reader meetup, and while we’re already familiar with this Windows Phone 7 slider from our time with the HTC 7 Pro it’s still nice to see a CDMA WP7 device in the flesh. Oh, and the keyboard is pretty fantastic — not only does it feel great, but the dedicated number row alone is reason for keyboard fans to give this thing a look. The best part? The demo unit was loaded up with the Windows Phone 7 copy and paste update, which is the first time we’ve seen it in the wild. The system worked well, but we noticed that you once you paste out of the clipboard your text is gone, so you can’t multiple paste. It’s a little odd — we’ll have a video up shortly.

Update: The video is up — check it below!

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Sprint HTC Arrive with Windows Phone 7 copy and paste first hands-on! (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 20:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nissan ESFLOW pictured in the flesh ahead of Geneva unveil

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Rendery concept images not doing enough to pique your interest in the future-Z concept ESFLOW from Nissan? Maybe you’d be into some honest to gosh pictures of the real thing sitting pretty on a white-walled photo stage, prepping for its glamour shoot. All Cars Electric has a suite of photos of the inside, highlighting its sweeping lines and decidedly fanciful interior. The car is said to manage the 0 – 60 sprint in under five seconds while also delivering 150 miles of range from its Li-ion battery pack, helped by a lightweight composite body and aluminum chassis. Whether the car ever hits production remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt it’s looking good already.

Nissan ESFLOW pictured in the flesh ahead of Geneva unveil originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Evolve III Maestro slate triple-boots Android, MeeGo and Windows 7 (video)

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

We inevitably miss things at tradeshows, and here’s one we regret — we didn’t catch this obscure Australian tablet in the flesh at CES 2011. Apparently, this Evolve III Maestro was casually chilling at Intel’s booth with Android, Windows 7 and a 1.83GHz Atom N475 CPU inside, but representatives were willing to reveal grander plans if you spent a little time with the device. You see, come Q2 2011, the slate will graduate to a dual-core Oak Trail CPU, and add MeeGo to the stack for a grand total of three operating systems. TabletPCBuzz says Windows 7 and Android are getting eight and sixteen hours of battery life on the Oak Trail chip respectively, and the tablet weighs less than two pounds.

It’s hard to say what other features the Oak Trail version will have, but even the existing tablet isn’t a pushover, with a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 32GB of solid state storage, 3G and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and a pair of full-size USB ports on one edge. Sources suggest the original will find a $500 price point, with the Oak Trail commanding an additional $100. After the break, you’ll find a disappointingly static video, but follow the links below for a walkthrough of the MeeGo UI and all the specs you could want.

[Thanks, Garf]

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Evolve III Maestro slate triple-boots Android, MeeGo and Windows 7 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CPT’s Colorful Sunlight Readable screen uses half the power of an LCD (video)

Monday, November 8th, 2010
CPT's Colorful Sunlight Readable screen uses half the power of an LCD (video)

The last time we heard from CPT it was showing off what looked to be a competitor to Pixel Qi, a super low-power transflective display. Now the company is demonstrating something completely different, new enough to not really have a name but promising to deliver all the quality of a standard LCD at less than half the consumption of a typical backlit display while also working well in direct sunlight. Sadly that’s about all that’s known about it at this point, but you can see a prototype working in the flesh after the break. Well, a video of one in the flesh, anyway.

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CPT’s Colorful Sunlight Readable screen uses half the power of an LCD (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 08 Nov 2010 19:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Medtronic debuts tiny lead-less pacemaker at TEDMED 2010

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

There are two pacemakers in the picture above. There’s the typical clunky, stone shaped device with wires on the right — and on the left, a device dwarfed even by a one-cent coin. This is the Medtronic wireless pacemaker, just revealed at TEDMED 2010, which can be implanted directly into your heart via catheter and permanently latch itself into flesh with tiny claws. Then, doctors can wirelessly monitor and even control the device from a nearby smartphone. Medtronic’s working to make it even smaller still, and we’re hoping to get more information soon. Welcome to the future, folks.

Medtronic debuts tiny lead-less pacemaker at TEDMED 2010 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Father-daughter team use a 3D printer to create awesome nanobot art [Concept Art]

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

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