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Apple sells 1 million copies of iPhoto for iPad, iPhone in less than 10 days

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Apple on Wednesday revealed that its newest iOS app, iPhoto, has sold 1 million copies in less than 10 days, The Loop reports. The Cupertino-based company unveiled the iPhoto app towards the end of its iPad press conference in San Francisco earlier this month. The application relies heavily on gestures and features smart browsing, auto-enhancing, professional quality effects, brushes, photo beaming between devices, photo journals and multi-touch editing, and it allows users to share images via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and email. iPhoto is available in the App Store for $4.99.


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‘Select’ PS Vita apps hit the US PlayStation Store: Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr (Update: video hands-on)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Did you just brave the lines of a midnight launch party and snag yourself a PS Vita in the US? Good news ye early adopters, Sony’s PlayStation.Blog.US has just announced that select free apps will be available as part of today’s PlayStation Store update. Currently, you’ll find Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr, but there’s still nary of trace of Facebook or Foursquare among the bunch (nor any official word on release dates for that matter). We gave each app a download and quick spin prior to them being officially listed without much in the way of hiccups — however, Netflix does take its sweet time to start-up. Disappointingly, Vita’s 20MB cap on 3G data is totally in effect on Netflix, as switching to our cellular connection denied us any access to the service. We’re giving the apps some extended use to bring you our initial impressions shortly, but for now, you’ll find more info at the source link below.

Update: We’ve added a brief video hands-on just past the break to let you grab a taste of each app before downloading them for yourself.

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‘Select’ PS Vita apps hit the US PlayStation Store: Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr (Update: video hands-on) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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I Wish I Had Long Exposure Vision To See Reality Like This [Image Cache]

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Carmageddon + Planking = Plankmageddon [Memes]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Motorola DROID X2 will launch on May 26th from Verizon Wireless

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Motorola on Wednesday announced that its sequel to the popular DROID X smartphone will launch later this month. The Motorola DROID X2 will become available for pre-order on May 19th and will launch on May 26th, as previously rumored. The device will cost $199.99 with a new two-year contract, and will feature a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), an 8-megapixel camera with support for HD video capture, an HDMI-out port, a case that is nearly identical to the original Motorola DROID X, and “double the does,” according to Verizon Wireless. Hit the break for the full press release from Verizon Wireless.


Fast and Powerful DROID X2 by Motorola With Broad Range Of New Features To Be Available Online Beginning May 19

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the second-generation DROID X2 by Motorola, designed for the consumer who does everything on their smartphone.

Fly through the Web with the DROID X2, which boasts Verizon Wireless’ first dual-core 1 GHz processor for fast webpage loading and Adobe® Flash® Player, allowing Verizon Wireless customers to experience rich content online.  The 4.3-inch scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD display delivers a sharp, clear view ideal for watching movies, typing emails and playing your favorite games.  Never miss a moment using the 8-megapixel camera with continuous autofocus and stunning HD video capture.  Use the new Gallery app to view, tag and post photos on sites like Flickr® and Facebook®, all from one place.

Additional features:

  • Powered by Android 2.2, to be updated to Android 2.3
  • Mirror Mode allows you to view and share your photos, videos and downloaded movies on a larger TV via HDMI output
  • Enterprise-ready with security and IT-grade policies, allowing you to use your DROID X2 for work and play
  • Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
  • Mobile Hotspot capability, allowing you to share your 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology for quick and easy typing of messages and emails

Pricing and availability:

  • The DROID X2 will be available online at on May 19 and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • DROID X2 customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.

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Hey, Some People Actually Use the iPad 2 to Take Pictures [Image Cache]

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Noam Galai took a few photos of himself in 2006 and uploaded them to his Flickr. A few people liked those photos, but he didn’t think of it. Over time, he began to see his photos popping up all over magazines, the internet and as street art. Then it began appearing on commodities (clothes, books, etc.). Now, it’s being used as a symbol of protest in Iran. The crazy part is that nobody asked his permission. More »

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Motorola updates Motoblur and Media Link client for Macs and PCs

Monday, February 14th, 2011

A couple of changes for Motorola this morning. First up is a new version of Moto’s Media Link iTunes sync software. Media Link version 1.5 is available now for Mac users or March for the beige box bunch. More importantly, perhaps, is a new version of Motoblur with enhanced location, messaging, music, and gallery features. The new Connected Music service features streaming lyrics and a social aspect that lets you follow the tracks your friends are listening to. Connected Gallery unites your photos and videos with your friends’ online albums from sites like Facebook, Flickr, Photobucket, and Picasa. Aloga, meanwhile, is a Motoblur-integrated location-triggered push platform that provides third-party publishers with information about your location, identity, and social relationships. The idea is to offer users non-intrusive information about places, events, or bargains for the “channels” they select. Look for the new Motoblur to arrive on “recently announced devices” like the Cliq 2 and Atrix 4G. Full detail in the press release after the break.

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Motorola updates Motoblur and Media Link client for Macs and PCs originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 04:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ancient acoustic engineers used stucco, drugs, and architecture to rock and confuse audiences

Sunday, December 26th, 2010
It’s always fun when scientists discover new stuff about really old cultures, especially when it has to do with getting weird and rocking out. Recent research suggests temples built around 600 A.D. in Palenque, Mexico were designed with projection rooms that shot the sound of voices and instruments 300 feet away with the help of stucco-coated surfaces. 1600 years before that, in the Peruvian Andes, a pre-Incan society in Chavín was constructing a nightmarish Gallery of Labyrinths to play “strange acoustic tricks” during cult initiations: animal-like roars from horns, disorienting echoes, and maybe even choirs designed to produce otherworldly effects. And all of this while the poor inductees were being fed psychedelic San Pedro cacti. Yikes! To a certain extent this is all speculation, but we can tell you that if we were ancient priests with this kind of gear at our disposal we’d be using it for mind-controlling purposes too. Just because!

[Photo adapted from Jenny Pansing’s flickr]

Ancient acoustic engineers used stucco, drugs, and architecture to rock and confuse audiences originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 26 Dec 2010 23:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Pope desires a solar-powered Popemobile, might just get one

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Remember how W said Americans were addicted to fossil fuels? Well, Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (better known by his crew as ’265-Cal’) is addicted to renewable energy. First he had photovoltaic arrays installed on the roof of an auditorium in the Vatican. Then he had a solar cooling system built into the Vatican cafeteria. Now, the Pope wants his mobile bulletproof shell to be solar-powered. While we’d love to see some PV cells rocking out on the roof of the custom Benz, they probably wouldn’t power a whole lot more than his DC Papal reading lights — to that end, we’re hoping he goes the practical route and installs a PV array on top of the Popegarage and simply juices the batteries between sessions of humbly waving to the teeming masses. Whatever he and his crack team of energy specialists figure out, we’re sure you’ll be able to read all about it in the next volume of The Energy of the Sun in the Vatican, a book that actually exists.

[Photo remixed from Catholic Westminster’s flickr]

The Pope desires a solar-powered Popemobile, might just get one originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Nexus S is the Samsung GT-i9020?

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

We’ve already established that the Nexus S is almost certainly a Samsung — but what else do we know about it? Well, a quick search for pictures taken with a Nexus S on Flickr and Picasa produced some 5 megapixel results, believe it or not, and some of those users’ albums had been using a Samsung handset with model number GT-i9020 just a few days earlier. If we had to guess, a recent firmware update changed the EXIF identifier for these shots from the code to the actual retail name — Nexus S, that is — which explains the switchover. We’ve got both an FCC filing and a Wi-Fi Alliance certification for the i9020, and it’s definitely a smartphone with 802.11 b / g / n (single-band, unfortunately) and AWS 3G, a radio choice that ties it in nicely with T-Mobile as the Best Buy leak would have us believe.

Interestingly, a little digging reveals that all of these shots on photo sharing sites are coming from Google employees and families of Google employees — and Sammy’s i9000 series is closely tied to the Galaxy S line, which makes sense considering how much the Nexus S seems to look like a Galaxy S. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, the FCC label documentation for the i9020 lines up perfectly with the leaked picture. So yeah, it’s all kind of coming together — all we need now, Google, is an official Gingerbread and hardware announce. Let’s do this thing.

Google Nexus S is the Samsung GT-i9020? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mitsubishi’s LaserVue HDTV makes triumphant 75-inch return, becomes 3D-ready

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Ah, the LaserVue. Launched way back in the heyday that was 2008, Mitsubishi’s 65-inch monster didn’t exactly fly off shelves being priced at seven large, but we still maintain that it’s the best looking consumer-level set we’ve ever laid eyes on. ‘Course, the fat-backed design didn’t exactly do it any favors in a world dominated by flatscreens, but we’ve always been willing to bend a little on the design for beautiful execution in the image quality department. To that end, we’re downright elated to hear that the forgotten line has been revived for 2010, with an all new 75-inch model (L75-A91) being introduced for those who just can’t find a television big enough to fill their 8,000 square foot den. The behemoth measures in at 41.7- x 66.4- x 15-inches (so yeah, it’s still got some junk in the trunk), and as you’d expect, it’s fully 3D ready. Mistu’s 3D Starter Pack is being sold alongside of it, containing a 3D emitter, 3D Adapter with remote, an HDMI cable and a Blu-ray Disc with a collection of clips to really show off your new purchase. Other specs include web connectivity (StreamTV can hit up VUDU, Pandora, Flickr, Picasa and more), four HDMI-CEC inputs, a wired IR output, 1080p native resolution and a price tag of “only” $5,999, not including the $399 3D Starter Pack and $99 3D Adapter. Oh, and be sure to call a buddy or four when it arrives — you know, considering that you can’t lift a 154 pound television on your own.

Mitsubishi’s LaserVue HDTV makes triumphant 75-inch return, becomes 3D-ready originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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