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MasterCard gives PayPass blessings to HTC One X, 16 other NFC phones

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

ImageMasterCard is widening the universe of phones that officially support PayPass in a big way, with a new MasterCard PayPass Ready program certifying that devices with NFC will play nicely with its mobile payment system. A total of 17 phones are part of the first wave getting the official A-OK. Some of these are known quantities already using PayPass, like the LG Viper 4G LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, but others are new to the PayPass ways. Among the picks are the HTC One X, Intel’s smartphone reference device and the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC. A raft of BlackBerrys and lower-end Samsung Galaxy phones are likewise in the fray. While only a handful of these might ever work with Google Wallet or other US-focused NFC payment methods, you can check out the full roster in the release after the break.

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MasterCard gives PayPass blessings to HTC One X, 16 other NFC phones originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 May 2012 22:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Warner Bros. intros ‘Inside the Script’ eBook series, gives film buffs a deeper look

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Warner Bros. intros 'Inside the Script' eBook series, gives film buffs a deeper look

From time to time, we see movie studio Warner Bros. bring forth ways to give its oldies-but-goodies a longer life span. On this occasion, Warner’s launching a novel eBook series titled “Inside the Script.” The new release will give movie buffs a deeper look into a handful of the studio’s films, which will include tidbits such as complete shooting scripts, deets about the flick’s development and other “rare” goods. At launch, Warner will offer classics like Casablanca, Ben-Hur, An American in Paris and North by Northwest — all available now on iBooks, Kindle and B&N’s NOOK for $10 each. Those eager to flip through the antique pages can head to the source below, where you’ll be able to grab the version best suited for your device.

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Warner Bros. intros ‘Inside the Script’ eBook series, gives film buffs a deeper look originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 01 May 2012 23:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Amazon’s Q1 2012 earnings: net income down 35 percent to $130 million, net sales at $13.18 billion

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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It’s no Apple-sized quarter, but you’d need to be on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms a handful of times over to scoff at Amazon’s Q1 2012 earnings. Or, you know, Wall Street. After reporting $177 million in net earnings last quarter (on $17.43 billion in revenue), the online sales behemoth has today registered $13.18 billion in net sales — proudly reporting that said tally was up from the $9.86 billion in its Q1 a year ago. Excluding the $56 million unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales would have grown 34 percent compared with first quarter 2011. As for operating income? That checked in at $192 million (compared to $322 million Q1 2011), with the outfit noting that the “unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter on operating income was $4 million.” Net income also sank 35 percent from $201 million a year ago, but it still left Amazon with $130 million more in the bank than it had just three months ago.

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Amazon’s Q1 2012 earnings: net income down 35 percent to $130 million, net sales at $13.18 billion originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Skype for Windows Phone sheds beta title, graduates to v1.0

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Skype for Windows Phone sheds beta title, graduates to v1.0

Skype’s fledgling Windows Phone app broke out of beta today, adding contact searching and landline calling to it’s VOIP repertoire. The update comes just shy of two months of the Beta’s introduction in February, and boasts a handful of minor improvements that should keep your calls connected. You’ll still be making those calls yourself, however, as the full version doesn’t yet have support for receiving calls in the background — if the app isn’t running, your phone isn’t ringing. Hit the source link below to update.

Skype for Windows Phone sheds beta title, graduates to v1.0 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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3DS firmware update promises folders, less cluttered home screens on April 25th

Friday, April 20th, 2012

3DS firmware update brings folders

Are all those ambassador games crowding your 3DS’ home screen? Sit tight, Nintendo’s got a fix. During the outfit’s Nintendo Direct conference livestream, head honcho Satoru Iwata announced that folder organization is coming to the 3DS. Fastidiously organized gamers can expect the firmware update to land on April 25th, bringing with it the joy of creating directories, stuffing them with up to 60 items and ascribing them fitting names. Iwata also detailed a handful of upcoming titles, including New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori (or, “Leap out Animal Crossing”) for the 3DS and a Kirby compilation for the Wii. Follow the source link below for a full playback of Iwata’s spiel, or check out Joystiq’s coverage of the event for more details.

3DS firmware update promises folders, less cluttered home screens on April 25th originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon’s upcoming Incredible 4G revealed in leaked images

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The first images of Verizon and HTC’s upcoming Incredible 4G were leaked on Wednesday. The images were published by Android Police, and they reveal a handful of previously unknown information. The Incredible 4G will reportedly feature a 4-inch qHD display, a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag, a microSD slot and run Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset is also reportedly equipped with an NFC chip, LTE connectivity and Beats Audio. HTC’s upcoming device is said to be “very light” and it seems to resemble a cross between the HTC Rezound and HTC’s One series of smartphones. The blog’s sources suggested a price tag between $99.99 and $149.99 with a two-year agreement, though details regarding a possible launch date were revealed. Read on for two additional images.


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Netflix reveals Android app tests that keep it running on ‘around 1000′ devices daily

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
In a quick peek behind the curtain at what life can be like as an Android developer, Netflix’s Tech Blog has posted details of the testing process for each iteration of its app. According to Netflix’s own stats, after being initially released for just a handful of phones nearly a year ago it now streams to “almost around 1,000″ different devices daily. The situation of building one app for different hardware, software (including CM7 and CM9), screen sizes and and other variations like hardware or software decoding presents many challenges, but the team has filtered down to 14 devices (10 phones, 4 tablets) that give maximum coverage for their daily tests. Add in an HTML5 frontend for the native video video player, and suddenly the staggered rollout across devices starts to make more sense. Hit the source link for more info on how it all gets put together and shaken down through both automated and human testing, while Apple fans can wait for a similar breakdown of the iOS process that’s on the way.

Netflix reveals Android app tests that keep it running on ‘around 1000′ devices daily originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WTF QR CODES: The Definitive Compendium of a Sad and Horrible Technology [Qr Codes]

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Engadget’s gear of CES 2012

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

We see an enormous number of gadgets each year at CES, and while the veil comes off a handful of notebooks, cameras and smartphones during the show, the gear that really makes the week for Engadget is our own. In each editor’s gear bag, you’d likely be able to find a notebook, camera with external microphone, an Android / iOS / Windows Phone device, an AT&T LTE USB modem and enough bottled beverages to make trips to the “posh restroom” as routine as checking email. Pizza, pasta, chips and beef jerky keep us going during 20-hour days in the trailer, where a stable (and pricey) Ethernet connection let us bring you dozens of posts each hour without interruption. Jump past the break for a look at our gear in a bit more detail.

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Engadget’s gear of CES 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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