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Canada’s WIND Mobile lists Nokia Lumia 710, says it’s coming soon

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Canada's WIND Mobile lists Nokia Lumia 710, says it's coming soon

It’s now been a few months since we first laid our eager palms on Nokia’s Lumia 710, and although it isn’t getting any younger, some carriers are still adding the device to their lineup. We’d previously seen Rogers land the entry-level 710 as an exclusive in Canada, but now it’s looking like the deal’s expiring and WIND Mobile’s ready to give its users a taste of the Mango-flavored handset. So far, WIND’s keeping deets to a minimum, with the site only listing the device as “coming soon.” One thing we do know, however, is that specs-wise it’s likely to be a clone of any other network’s variant. Needless to say, WIND may have to match, if not best, Rogers’ prices in order to attract a new breed of customers to its white and orange shop. While you wait for the rest of the info to spill, you can always give those free Nokia covers a gander and decide which one you’re snagging when the time’s right.

Canada’s WIND Mobile lists Nokia Lumia 710, says it’s coming soon originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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National Geographic Today: Gander at Gorgeous Photos From Across the Globe [App Of The Day]

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

A big part of what makes National Geographic such a fantastic publication is its images. Its new iPad app, National Geographic Today, ensures that you’ll never miss any of the photos of alluring places around the planet, giving a curated look at highlights from its website all in a neat little package. More »


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IDrive Connect offers Google Docs access via virtual folder on your Windows machine

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
IDrive Connect offers Google Docs access via virtual folder on your Windows machine
Need a way to access those Google Docs outside of the native interface? IDrive Online Backup has unveiled its free software that does just that. IDrive Connect allows folks who fancy the document-sharing platform to access files as if they were resting in a folder on their PC — in a DropBox-esque fashion. The application enables drag-and-drop capabilities for easy upload, conversion for popular document types to the Google Docs format and file sharing directly within the Connect interface. If that wasn’t enough, you can also save those Google Docs to an existing IDrive account, which offers up to 5GB of backup / storage (not just documents, either) at no cost. If you’re looking for all the details, hit the PR below or take a gander and the source links to download the app and get started.

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IDrive Connect offers Google Docs access via virtual folder on your Windows machine originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Optimus Elite gets photographed, decked out in Sprint and Virgin livery

Friday, March 30th, 2012
LG Optimus Elite gets photographed, decked out in Sprint and Virgin livery
Not a fan of that 5-inch, IPS display on the Optimus Vu? Perhaps, you’d be more interested in a smaller, lesser-specced member of the family. According to PocketNow, the Optimus Elite is sprinting its way toward The Now Network and Virgin Mobile, with an expected launch on the former “rather soon” and the latter as early as May. The Elite is allegedly packing some run-of-the-mill features, including a 3.5-inch, HVGA screen alongside a five-megapixel rear shooter and an 800Mhz CPU. Both flavors look identical, save for Virgin’s prepaid flavor going with a darker look, which you can gander at by jumping past the break.

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LG Optimus Elite gets photographed, decked out in Sprint and Virgin livery originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Windows 8 app keeps perps under virtual lock and key, frightens pedestrians (video)

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Need something to sate that Windows 8-lust Microsoft stirred up with its Consumer Preview? Then take a gander at this in-development vehicle control app shown off at the company’s Redmond campus as part of this year’s Worldwide Public Safety Symposium. Developed by Modularis, an outfit known for their enterprise, federal and OEM automation solutions, the Metro-style application turns its host slate into a virtual controller, granting users remote access to door locks, sirens, lights, as well as the ability to pull cloud-based data — courtesy of Windows Azure — from multiple cars to determine GPS location. And, as you’ll see in the video after the break, it also has the unintended and wholly amusing benefit of freaking out innocent passers-by.

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Windows 8 app keeps perps under virtual lock and key, frightens pedestrians (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola outs Android 4.0 upgrade schedule, adds Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and others to the ICS party list

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Ever since the debut of Ice Cream Sandwich, the masses of Motorola owners have yearned to discover when (if?) their devices would receive Android’s latest and greatest. Well, Moto’s finally let the cat out of the bag, setting out domestic and global timelines for its tablets and phones to get Android 4.0. Xoom WiFi owners here in the states have been enjoying ICS for a month, and Family Edition owners can expect the same tasty treat in Q2 of this year. Folks with RAZRs (including the Chinese MT917 variant) or XT928 (the Chinese evolution of the Droid X) in areas outside the US will be getting ICS in Q2 as well. Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, and Photon 4G owners around the world will have to wait until Q3 of 2012 for theirs, as will Xoom 2 and Xyboard owners. Motorola’s blog, Inside Motorola, states that the Bionic, Droid 4, RAZR Maxx, and Electrify will be getting in on the action, too, but its engineers have yet to set a date for their upgrades. Head on down to the source links below to take a gander at the good news yourself.

Motorola outs Android 4.0 upgrade schedule, adds Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and others to the ICS party list originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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MasterImage 3D touts 720p glasses-free 3D smartphone display, WUXGA tablet panel

Friday, January 6th, 2012

3D had its way with CES 2011, and despite throngs of consumers who could not possibly care less, it looks as if the third dimension will be doing its best to seem important at this year’s gala, too. MasterImage 3D has just announced that it’ll be showcasing a pair of new panels here in Las Vegas, with both relying on cell-matrix parallax barrier technology to pull off the “glasses-free” effect. Up first is a CMI-rivaling 720p HD 3D display meant for 4.3-inch smartphones; given the popularity of the EVO 3D, we’re guessing it won’t take HTC too long to snap a couple of these up in a bid to concoct an equally successful successor. Over on the tablet front, there’s a 10.1-incher with a native WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution, but there’s no word yet on any OEMs selecting it for use on their next slate. We’re told that all of the demos given will rely on Texas Instruments’ OMAP4430 and OMAP4460 mobile processors, and not surprisingly, Android will be the OS underneath. We’ll have a gander once the show floor opens up, but something tells us it’ll look precisely like every other glasses-free 3D application: subpar.

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MasterImage 3D touts 720p glasses-free 3D smartphone display, WUXGA tablet panel originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Droid Xyboard accessories arrive at Verzion, can’t hide from Mr. Blurrycam

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

If you’ve had any doubts regarding the likelihood Motorola Mobility’s Xoom 2 LTE tablets arriving at Verizon under the Droid Xyboard moniker, Mr. Blurrycam would like you to have a gander at the picture above. Following the 8.2 and 10.1-inch variants being handled by CNET last week, and soon after caught passing through the FCC, a trio of snapshots have now been posted over at Droid-Life of what’s said to be some the device’s optional accessories. Among the lot, you’ll find a Smart Cover-esque Protective Portfolio for the 8.2-incher, two versions of an HD dock, and lastly, set screen films for the 10.1-inch version. While there’s still no definitive word on price or availability, it certainley appears like a formal reveal of the slates will be zooming in imminently. Hit the source link below for all the details.

Droid Xyboard accessories arrive at Verzion, can’t hide from Mr. Blurrycam originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 04 Dec 2011 01:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Aperion Audio’s second-gen Zona Home Audio Link cuts the musical tether for $150

Monday, September 19th, 2011

No need for the bookshelf speakers? No problem. Aperion Audio just introduced the second-generation Zona Home Audio Link system, enabling cable detesters to send music from any USB / 3.5mm-enabled source to, well… just about anything. The basic HAL package is comprised of a compact wireless transmitter and receiver, and since there’s no proprietary shenanigans going on, it’s about as universal in nature as you’ll find. Needless to say, folks who’ve been trying to find an easy(ish) way to convert their existing indoor / outdoor speakers into wireless speakers should certainly have a gander, and given that it’ll stream uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz CD-quality audio to up to three simultaneous zones, the $149 price tag just might be justified. Hit the source to learn more (or place your order, if you’ve heard enough).

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Aperion Audio’s second-gen Zona Home Audio Link cuts the musical tether for $150 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 01:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HP refreshes the Pavilion dm1 with a new design, optional Intel ULV Core i3 CPU (video)

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Eight months is dog years in the world of consumer electronics and yet, we still have a soft spot
for the HP Pavilion dm1, a dirt-cheap 11.6-inch ultraportable that ushered in AMD’s long-awaited Fusion chips. HP just announced the second-gen model, a refresh that includes some spec bumps, as well as a new design and some software add-ons (because we loved the bloatware load so much in the original!). Getting the performance boost out of the way, it’ll now be offered with an ultra-low voltage Core i3 processor, while the Fusion options now include the E-300 and E-450 chips (until now, it’s been sold with the E-350). The AMD versions will start at $399 with the Core i3 model fetching $599 and up. For some reason even HP doesn’t seem able to explain, the Intel version will come with an external optical drive, but the AMD models won’t. At least you know you’ll be getting more than Intel’s brand name for those extra two hundred bucks. The version with the black, non-reflecting lid will go on sale “this fall”, with a glossier charcoal number available sooner. Until then have a gander at our hands-on shots and walk-through video.

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HP refreshes the Pavilion dm1 with a new design, optional Intel ULV Core i3 CPU (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon opens Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, we go eyes-on (video)

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Verizon’s made good on its promise to open an Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, and kindly invited us down to have a gander. It’s much like its sister facility in Boston, except it eschews the LTE focus for one on mobile-app innovation. Developers both big and small will be able to take advantage of several labs, where they’ll be privy to Verizon equipment and services “not available elsewhere,” all while being a stone’s throw from Big Red’s in-house engineers and developers. On hand was Qualcomm, whose MDPs garnished the test lab, and Chomp, whose app-search tech powered an impressive nine pane multi-touch App Wall — allowing one to find and explore apps, replete with informative videos and QR codes for each. Want to know more? Check the gallery, videos and PR after the break.

Myriam Joire contributed to this report.

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Verizon opens Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, we go eyes-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Crapgadget: ‘after school special’ edition

Monday, August 8th, 2011

School can be tough, especially when you’re different. So what better way to keep the bullies at bay than to get your craptastic accessory freak on. In this special back to school bonanza of creeper tech, Hong Kong-based watchmaker o.d.m. mashes E.T. with a gummy bunny for a wrist-rocking return to infancy, Strapya World takes you by the baby’s hand for iPhone 4 case comfort, while Dane-Elec’s E-Razor USB stick goes undercover in a block full of erasing rubber. And if you’re looking for a soundtrack throwback to match the solar-powered butterfly you’ve stuck in your Jansport, Brando’s got you covered with its USB Cassette Capture & Player. Take a gander at the roundup below and make sure to vote for the crapgadget most likely to not succeed.

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Crapgadget: ‘after school special’ edition originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 08 Aug 2011 13:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ASUS Eee Slider update: 16GB gone, 32GB model in September, 3G edition in 2012

Monday, August 1st, 2011

You know, it wouldn’t even bother us if it didn’t look so amazing. But alas, the Eee Slider from ASUS is easily one of the most anticipated Honeycomb tablets around, and our unending love for the since-departed HTC Advantage ensures that the flame for this guy will keep burning, too. Just a few weeks after hearing from ASUS’ UK branch that the Slider was being delayed until ‘autumn,’ in flies word from The Netherlands that we may be able to fix our gaze on September. Based on reports from Tablets Magazine, the 16GB model will be canned altogether in favor of a lone 32 gigger, which should sell for €499 across the pond. As for the 3G-enabled variant? We aren’t apt to see that surface until Q1 2012. It’s tough to pinpoint the reason for the holdup, but our guess is software — earlier in the week, a hands-on video emerged showcasing the Slider with Android 3.1, paying particular attention to the newfound USB accessory support. Have a gander at the video just past the break, and feel free to console one another in comments.

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ASUS Eee Slider update: 16GB gone, 32GB model in September, 3G edition in 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 01 Aug 2011 03:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Vizio Tablet (VTAB1008) priced at $349 within Walmart’s system

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Wait, Vizio’s concocting a tablet? For those with chronic short-term memory loss, you may have forgotten that America’s so-called low-cost TV leader branched out a bit during this year’s Super Bowl, but it’s been dead quiet on the tablet front ever since dropping the Via and sticking with Tablet. Looks like that’s about to change, though — a courteous tipster handed off the screenshot you see above, highlighting the appearance of a ‘VTAB1008′ within Walmart’s inventory system. The device was just added a couple of weeks ago, and while we’re still no closer to knowing if Vizio’s done the right thing and settled on Honeycomb, we do know that it’ll be pricing this thing competitively. How competitively? $349… competitively. We’ll keep you abreast of any release dates we see, but for now, catch up by having a gander at our preview video from a few months back.

[Thanks, Anonymous]

Vizio Tablet (VTAB1008) priced at $349 within Walmart’s system originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Researchers hack Kinect for glasses-free 3D teleconferencing (video)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Since the dawn of Kinect hacking, we’ve seen cameras strung together (or rotated) to create 3D, video game-like environments, while others have tweaked it for headtracking. Others, still, have used it for teleconferencing (albeit, the flat, two-dimensional variety). Now, a team of researchers have gone and thrown it all together to achieve 3D video chats, and if we do say so, the result is greater than a sum of its parts. The group, based out of UNC-Chapel Hill, uses 3D mapping (and at least four Kinects) to render the video, and then employs headtracking on the receiving end so that people tuning in will actually see the live video in 3D, even without wearing 3D glasses. The result: a tableau that follows you as you move your head and spin around restlessly in your desk chair waiting for the meeting to end. That’s mighty impressive, but we can’t help but wonder: do you really want to see your colleagues in such lifelike detail? Have a gander at the video and decide for yourself.

Researchers hack Kinect for glasses-free 3D teleconferencing (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Caption Contest: HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang drops by Apple’s Palo Alto Store

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

So what if Apple might be suing your company for millions and billions of dollars? You’re Cher Wang and Cher Wang shops wherever she damn well pleases. HTC’s co-founder and Chairwoman was recently photographed taking a leisurely gander at Apple’s wares, with husband Wen-Chi Chen — who just happens to be CEO of VIA Technologies — tagging along as well. The Palo Alto Geniuses look to have been their usual friendly selves, though their failure to put an iPhone in Mrs. Wang’s hands qualifies as a major missed opportunity in our eyes.

Thomas: “In Taiwan, iPhone means horse.”
Josh F.: “Go ahead, cuff me if you can.”
Dana: “A stylus! You know. You hold it like this.”
Vlad: “Cher Wang thought impersonating a zombie would help her blend in with the Apple Store patrons. As we can tell from the unperturbed employees, she was right.”
Brad: “If you can guess which hand the candy’s in, you win!”
Terrence: “…and this is my trusty servant Patsy.”
Amar: “I’m sorry, Mrs. Wang, we’re all out of dirtbikes.”

Caption Contest: HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang drops by Apple’s Palo Alto Store originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 23 May 2011 09:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BlackBerry PlayBook to get Video Chat and Facebook apps in May

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Who’s going to get the very first “tablet-optimized” Facebook app? Why, it’s RIM and the PlayBook! The Canadian company has today revealed it’s bringing a native Facebook app to its 7-inch, QNX-based slate, which will also be joined by a new Video Chat application. The latter will be available to download on May 3rd, with an over-the-air update dishing it out to current PlayBook owners. Its functionality will be no different from what we’ve come to expect from such clients — both voice and video calls will be available anywhere you can find a a WiFi connection. As to the Facebook app, it’s coming some time later in the month, and will let you view and add your friends, share photos and videos “seamlessly,” access Facebook Chat, and view and interact with the news Feed. Both should be getting extensive demos at BlackBerry World, which is taking place this week, and we’ll be sure to have a gander and report our findings. Skip past the break for the full press releases.

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BlackBerry PlayBook to get Video Chat and Facebook apps in May originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 02 May 2011 08:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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