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First solar-powered boat to circle the world pulls into home port, contemplates next move

Friday, May 4th, 2012

First solar-powered boat to circle the world pulls into home port, contemplates next move

It’s been two years since we last heard of the 98-foot-long solar-powered boat, which at the time was gearing up for its big journey around the world. Well, some 19 months and 37,286 miles after setting sail from Monaco, the MS Turanor PlanetSolar has finally made it home. The PlanetSolar broke four Guinness world records along the way, including the all-important “first circumnavigation by solar-powered boat,” and it made stops on six continents to promote solar energy. Oh, and the team fended off Somalian pirates in the process, too. Now that it has a moment to catch its breath and soak up some rays at leisure, the MS Turanor could become any number of things — from the world’s largest solar battery to a “green luxury yacht.” The latter option would certainly befit its chichi home port.

First solar-powered boat to circle the world pulls into home port, contemplates next move originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 04 May 2012 20:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Series revisits ARM’s humble beginnings, BBC Micro and all

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Series revisits ARM's humble beginnings, BBC Micro and all

If you read our interview with ARM co-founder John Biggs, you know the company behind the processor in mosts smartphones had quite modest beginnings, what with an office in a barn and all. But Biggs is only part of the story, and Reghardware fleshes the rest out with a two-part series on the “unsung heroes of tech”: Sophie Wilson, Steve Furber and Herman Hauser, the team behind Acorn Computers, the British PC company that spawned ARM in the mid-80s. We’ll let you click through to the source links to take the journey yourself, but here are a few highlights: earning a computer contract with the BBC, happening upon ARM chips’ low power consumption by accident and striking gold thanks to a partnership with Apple.

Series revisits ARM’s humble beginnings, BBC Micro and all originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 04 May 2012 10:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Deltron 3030: 3030 [Video]

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
There is one album I listen to more than any other at Gizmodo HQ: Deltron 3030. The futuristic hip-hop journey is a collaboration between (the mind-boggling lyrics of) Del the Funkee Homosapien, (incredible, epic beats from) Dan the Automator, and (the insane disc-spinning skills of) Kid Koala. It’s a musical dream team. More »


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Apogee MiC review

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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It’s no secret that a few of us here at Engadget HQ have an affinity for mobile recording tech. Perhaps you could blame some of our fledgling amateur music careers, but at any rate, we love to get our hands on tech that allows us to lay down tracks on-the-go. It’s also no surprise that Apogee would offer up another product that would look to do just that. As a complement to the outfit’s Jam guitar adapter, the Apogee MiC is the latest foray into mobile recording. Much like its guitar specific counterpart, the MiC is both iDevice and Mac compatible and its compact stature won’t take up precious real estate in your travel pack. But, as you may expect, staying mobile comes at a premium. So, is the $249 price tag a deal breaker for the MiC? Is it a small price to pay for adding a solid microphone to your mobile recording setup? Journey on past the break to find out.

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Apogee MiC review originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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US Cellular’s first LTE device ships, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 claims the honor

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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Just under two months after being officially unveiled, US Cellular’s first LTE device is now shipping. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s a tablet taking the first journey out on the carrier’s 4G superhighway, with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 on sale today online and in stores for… well, entirely too much. Despite being nearly a year old, USCC’s Tab 10.1 will sell for a staggering $499.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, though customers residing in one of its LTE markets will be able to grab it for a Benjamin less. Oh, and did we mention that a two-year agreement (with data plan) is still required? Yeah. Pardon us while we fire up the gravedigger — we’ve seen this one before.

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US Cellular’s first LTE device ships, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 claims the honor originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk services

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk servicesLet’s face it, walkie-talkies are far from glamorous, but for large and small enterprises that rely on real-time communication, the WWII artifact remains an integral part of the workday. Now, AT&T has set forth on a journey to give its push-to-talk services a modern makeover, and it’s recruiting a few partners to join the quest. In addition to providing PTT-enabled smartphones, the carrier will be testing IP-based technologies that offer workflow automation for tasks such as fleet management and dispatch. Additionally, the system will also offer integration with traditional radio systems such as PMR and LMR, which means an organization won’t need to transition its entire crew at once. You can find more about AT&T’s hybrid communications system in the PR after the break.

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AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk services originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AlphaDog robo pack-mule begins outdoor trials, noisily hikes into your nightmares

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Boston Dynamics LS3 AlphaDogBoston Dynamics’ LS3, better known ’round these parts as AlphaDog, has already wowed us with a display of its stability, power and mobility. Thing is, that little clip we caught back in October took place entirely within the safe and purposefully laid out confines of a laboratory. So, the question is, what happens when you take the rather noisy quadruped outside and strap a bunch of weight to it? Well, pretty much the same thing that happened while it was nice and cozy inside — the beast powered through the reasonably rugged terrain with nary a hitch. By the end of the tests DARPA hopes to have a mighty robotic porter capable of carrying 400 pounds of gear up to 20 miles without refueling. Though, the trek is expected to be slow and arduous as a full 24 hours is target time frame for such a journey. For full PR and to see the bot in action head on after the break.

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AlphaDog robo pack-mule begins outdoor trials, noisily hikes into your nightmares originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Facebook acquires Gowalla, service to begin ‘winding down’ in January

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Gowalla on Monday confirmed it was recently acquired by Facebook. “About two months ago, my co-founder Scott and I attended F8,” Gowalla co-founder and CEO Josh Williams wrote on the company blog Monday. “We were blown away by Facebook’s new developments. A few weeks later Facebook called, and it became clear that the way for our team to have the biggest impact was to work together. So we’re excited to announce that we’ll be making the journey to California to join Facebook.” Gowalla will begin to “wind down” its services in January but will allow users to export their passport and pin data, stamp collections and photos. Williams said Facebook is not acquiring Gowalla’s user data. Neither Facebook nor Gowalla discussed the terms of the acquisition.

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Autonomous Wave Gliders Attempt Historic Solo Pacific Crossing [Science]

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Film recreation of Soviet cosmonaut Gagarin’s historic spaceflight to be shown off next month

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

If you know anything about the history of spaceflight, you’re probably already familiar with the historic journey of USSR cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who flew around the Earth in 1961, making him the first person to ever travel beyond our planet’s atmosphere. While audio recordings of Gagarin’s observations exist, there are no video recordings except for those recently shot at the ISS following a similar plot of his trip, directed by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who currently lives on the space station. This video has now been matched up with Gagarin’s audio, and made into a film to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his flight, which is on April 12th. The movie will be made available on that date for free download on YouTube.

Film recreation of Soviet cosmonaut Gagarin’s historic spaceflight to be shown off next month originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 26 Mar 2011 07:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Walk the Appalachian Trail’s 2,200 Miles In Under Five Minutes [Video]

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Kevin Gallagher spent six months hiking the Appalachian Trail’s 2,200 miles, through snow and sun and wind fellow travelers. Lucky for you, he condensed the entire journey into a remarkable 4:37 of some of the most gorgeous stop-motion nature that the US has to offer. [Vimeo via Wired] More »


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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play finally announced

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play handset hasn’t exactly been a secret, but the journey ends (and begins) today, as it’s finally official. It’s the first Android device to feature Sony’s Playstation Suite gaming app and enviroment, and is scheduled to appear by the end of the year. The Xperia Play runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU with 4-inch 480×854 resolution display. There are, of course, the PSP-like game buttons on the slider part of the phone, a front facing camera, 5 megapixel rear camera, 512MB RAM, and a microSD card slot.

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Dodge sucks at Photoshop: the Verizon Droid with AT&T 3G

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Dodge sucks at Photoshop: the Verizon Droid running on AT&T 3G

Ever wish you could get a Verizon-labeled phone running on AT&T, and do it with full bars and a 3G no less? Get yourself one of the Dodge’s new and free virtual product manuals, available now for iPhone and soon coming to BlackBerry and Android. They’re a continuation of the sort of thing Chrysler announced back at CES, just letting you view information about your vehicle and maybe some aftermarket parts too. They’re available now for the Durango and Charger, with coverage for the Avenger, Journey, and Grand Caravan coming before the end of the month. Full details about the apps in the PR below, but sadly no information on exactly where we should stick the SIM card in our Droid.

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Dodge sucks at Photoshop: the Verizon Droid with AT&T 3G originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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We Have to Wait At Least 200 More Years for Interstellar Travel [Space]

Friday, January 7th, 2011

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