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Screen Grabs: Are agents on Fringe flashing their Google Wallet?

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today’s movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.

Screen Grabs: Are agents on Fringe flashing their Google Wallet?

We’re not sure exactly what the FBI’s standard issue kit consists of, but we imagine it has more than a few bits of secret tech. These screen grabs from this week’s Fringe, however, would have us believe that the rogue agents like to pick up their tabs with what looks like Google Wallet. We can clearly see a Sprint-branded Galaxy Nexus being used to for a not-so-undercover financial transaction. At least it looks like the agents might have had an upgrade since we last saw them around these parts.

Update: As many of you have pointed out, there was something wrong with our own intel on this case, and it wasn’t one of the agents using the service. Perhaps the bureau isn’t comfortable with e-wallets just yet.

[Thanks, Te-je]

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Screen Grabs: Are agents on Fringe flashing their Google Wallet? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 06 May 2012 08:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Simple Paper Flashlight Folds As Flat As a Bookmark [Flashlights]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

LEDs are not only incredibly energy-efficient, but they’re also small enough to be squeezed into the tiniest of gadgets. Or in the case of the Lite Lite, a simple piece of paper that folds into a working flashlight. More »


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The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We’ve got a very special episode of the Engadget Show coming at you tonight! We took our film crew to Asia this time out, to check out the markets of Taipei, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. We’ll also be speaking with top reps from Huawei and ASUS on our trip, plus bringing you the latest and greatest gadgets, surprises, a performance by Brooklyn’s Suckers and a whole bunch more. Keep your browsers locked to this spot!

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The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET! originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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IRL: Blue Mics Yeti, Western Digital My Passport and Razer’s Naga Hex gaming mouse

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.

It’s been a busy week for tech writers. Capping out a week populated by not one, not two, but three smartphone reviews, we’re happy to take a breather and return our attention to life’s littler pleasures. Like USB mics and portable 2TB hard drives. And also, gaming mice.

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IRL: Blue Mics Yeti, Western Digital My Passport and Razer’s Naga Hex gaming mouse originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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We’re hiring!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Do you flip out every time a new Android phone is reviewed and desperately wish you yourself could be the reviewer? Maybe you’ve had an apple with a bite out of it tattooed on your wrist? Want to write about technology, test devices, and work with one of the most influential tech sites out there? We have a lean team, and we’re setting traffic records all the time (March was our biggest month — ever!), but we’re looking for the right people to come on board and help us take things to the next level. A lot of tech news can be boring and regurgitated, and we want to change that. Here’s what we’re looking for right now:

  • Full-time East Coast News Editor
  • Full-time East Coast Writer

If you’d like to apply, please send an email to jobs at bgr dot com with the position you’re applying for in the subject. Please include the following:

  • Some information about yourself. Your name, where you live, what you like, your passion for all things tech, etc.
  • Education and work-related information. A background in journalism or tech blogging is a big plus.
  • Your top-four favorite gadgets or pieces of tech of all time. Phones, TVs, gaming systems — whatever!
  • Three sample posts written in the BGR flavor. Be comfortable with the writing, keep it professional, and write things you think would appear on the site, written by one of us.

Please don’t send us attachments!

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Screen Grabs: Vampire Diaries uses Galaxy Note to scratch out sinister signals

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today’s movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.

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The residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia are the most tech-savvy bunch of supernatural creatures we’ve ever seen. If Edward Cullen and Bella Swan bothered to email each other, then we’d have been spared the horrors of New Moon. Quite the opposite here, as The Vampire Diaries folks have their fingers close to the undead pulse of gadgets, with one character in last night’s episode refusing to type a text message so they could write out their response with an S-Pen. Fans of the show that keep score should know that it currently stands two to Microsoft, two to Google and the fate of humanity all to play for.

[Thanks, Mark]

Screen Grabs: Vampire Diaries uses Galaxy Note to scratch out sinister signals originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 01 Apr 2012 04:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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IRL: Rayovac Mobile Power Pack, a TomTom car charger and cleaning a DSLR sensor

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.

This week’s edition of IRL is geekier than usual because really, only the nerdiest of you would be reading a tech site when you could be pretending to be Irish. On tap (har!) we have James and Andy talking about their favorite ways to charge gadgets on the go, while Darren, a man after serious photographers’ hearts, tells what happened when he took his beloved D3S in to have the sensor cleaned.

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IRL: Rayovac Mobile Power Pack, a TomTom car charger and cleaning a DSLR sensor originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HP Envy 14 Spectre review

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

In a previous life, the HP Envy 14 was a laptop’s laptop: a 5.69-pound slugger with an optical drive, discrete AMD graphics and a battery that couldn’t last four hours in our battery rundown test. That notebook — one of our favorites in the 2010-2011 year — met its fate last fall when HP redesigned its high-end Envy line, but instead of going wherever it is gadgets go to die it was reincarnated as an Ultrabook. The new Envy 14, dubbed the Spectre, has shed almost two pounds, along with its discrete graphics and outmoded optical drive. It’s also one of the first 14-inch Ultrabooks to hit the market, but even if it weren’t so oddly sized we’d have no trouble remembering it: after all, how many laptops have a built-in NFC chip, or a glass palm rest?

There’s no doubt about it: the Spectre is a premium machine, and it’s not just that HP needed something high-end to take the place of the last-gen Envy 14. This also happens to be the company’s first consumer-grade Ultrabook, and it arrives at a time when there are many to choose from. Enter HP’s marketing department: the outfit’s touting this thing as a “premium Ultrabook” — the kind of machine you’d choose if you wanted a 1600 x 900 IPS-quality display or an unorthodox design. For that kind of beauty, though, you’re looking at $1,400 and up — a princely cost of entry when you consider lots of similarly specced models go for $1,100 or less. But perhaps that splurge comes with more than just a head-turning design? There’s only one way to find out: follow past the break for our in-depth review.

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HP Envy 14 Spectre review originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Gadget Writers: Stop Saying "Feels Good In the Hand" [Gadgets]

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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