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Space travel coming to an airport near you? Maybe, if Skylon keeps its cool

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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Want to get from New York to Perth in under 4 hours, or maybe just head to outer space on a lark? Reaction Engines’ “Skylon” mach 5 spaceplane might be your chariot — or not. Its scheme of ingesting oxygen from the atmosphere instead of stowing it like a 50-year old modern multi-stage rocket sounds good, but the project’s fate may hang on critical new tests. Failure is still a possibility, but if the high-speed, superhot gases can be cooled enough for the hybrid Sabre engines to work, and if Reaction Engines Limited can secure another round of funding, punching your space-ticket could soon be a very real possibility.

Space travel coming to an airport near you? Maybe, if Skylon keeps its cool originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple’s sub-$300 ‘iPad mini’ to launch in Q3, report claims

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Apple plans to launch a new entry-level iPad tablet in the third quarter that will aim to draw attention away from the impending onslaught of Windows 8 tablets, a recent report claims. Chinese-language news site NetEase on Monday claimed that Apple’s “iPad mini” will be introduced during the third quarter this year. While details were limited, the report stated that Apple will have as many as 6 million units ready for launch, all of which it will likely need if the rumored price point of between $249 and $299 pans out, as NetEase claimed. Apple has been rumored on multiple occasions to be working on a smaller version of its wildly popular iPad tablet, and a third-quarter launch lines up with recent reports. With Apple’s rivals currently looking to compete by slashing prices, some speculate that a lower-cost iPad could be a serious blow from which their tablet efforts may not recover.

[Via Kotaku]

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Instagram for Android update adds support for tablets, WiFi handsets and SD card installs

Friday, April 6th, 2012
Instagram for Android update adds support for tablets, WiFi handsets and SD card installs

It’s only been three days since Instagram launched on Android and the only thing that seems to match the influx of new users is the pace at which the company is pushing out updates to enhance support and tweak a few glitches. The latest one to hit today (1.0.3) promises expanded support for tablets and WiFi handsets, app installation on the SD card for storage-limited users and fixing an audio mute bug during capture. If you haven’t delved into its photo sharing and filter features already, check out our hands-on to see how this highly anticipated app has made the transition to Android, or just hit the source link below and install it yourself.

Instagram for Android update adds support for tablets, WiFi handsets and SD card installs originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint confirms 4G LTE network will have unlimited data

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Sprint is known for its unlimited data plans and it is currently the only major carrier that doesn’t throttle excessive data use. Following the announcement that Sprint planned to discontinue its WiMAX buildout and switch to the more widely used LTE standard, however, the company never mentioned whether its upcoming LTE network would continue to offer unlimited data plans. To clarify the issue, Sprint on Tuesday confirmed to TechHog that its 4G LTE devices “will be available on Sprint’s network featuring unlimited data.” While the carrier’s initial 4G LTE rollout will be limited, data-hungry users who are not pleased with AT&T and Verizon’s 2GB and 5GB plans may be tempted to switch to Sprint when the carrier’s LTE services begin to go live in the coming weeks and months.

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Bharti Airtel first to deploy LTE in India, launching in Kolkata this month

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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It’s beginning on a very limited basis, but Bharti Airtel is achieving a rather significant milestone in India: it’s set to become the very first operator to deploy LTE service within the country. Having won spectrum for four markets nearly two years ago, the company will debut its ZTE-built 2300MHz next-gen network in Kolkata (Calcutta). There’s no word on when the coverage will expand to the other three circles — the operator’s announced that Nokia Siemens will be heading up the effort in Maharashtra later this year — but we imagine the initial deployment will be a good test to make sure Bharti’s network is up to the task first.

[Thanks, Shweta]

Bharti Airtel first to deploy LTE in India, launching in Kolkata this month originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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PatchWerk lets you control a monsterous modular synth with your browser (video)

Friday, March 16th, 2012
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The Paradiso Synthesizer at the MIT Museum might be the largest homemade instrument of its type. That fact alone does make it interesting but, what makes this room-sized collection of wooden cabinets connected by a web of cables really stand out is the fact that you can control it from the comfort of you home with nothing more than a browser. The web app, PatchWerk, lets individuals from around the world come together and commandeer Joe Paradiso’s creation… at least in a limited form. As you turn dials and flip switched you can hear the soundscape change, and their real life counterparts react in kind on the museum floor. Hit up the source link to try it out for yourself and check out the video after the break to see the monstrosity you’ll be hijacking.

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PatchWerk lets you control a monsterous modular synth with your browser (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Walmart to begin selling new iPad at 12:01AM tomorrow

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Anxious Apple fans who weren’t quick enough to place a pre-order before Apple sold out of pre-sales iPad inventory may end up getting their hands on the company’s highly anticipated new tablet well before their fellow buyers. Walmart on Thursday announced that while Apple Stores won’t open until 8:00 a.m. local time to hawk what little launch-day inventory they manage to obtain, Walmart stores across the country will begin selling new iPads eight hours earlier at 12:01 a.m. Stock is likely to be extremely limited if history has taught us anything, but heading over to your local Walmart at midnight is definitely better than the alternative. In an email to BGR, Walmart only mentioned having stock of Apple’s Wi-Fi-only iPad models, which start at $499. A Walmart spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for clarification.

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Custom radio files give Galaxy Note access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

If you were looking to get your enormous hands on a Galaxy Note in the U.S. but have no interest in switching to AT&T’s network, you may be in luck. AT&T’s “phablet” was previously limited to EDGE speeds on T-Mobile’s network, making the device a much less appealing option. XDA-Developers forum members have managed to figure out a way to enable HSPA+ support for AWS bands, however. After performing a SIM unlock, a user can flash one of three radio files that will allow the phone to access T-Mobile’s network with the proper SIM card. There are obvious risks involved, but T-Mobile subscribers in search of a supersized smartphone now have access to the king of the crop.

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Facebook Messenger for Windows 7 now official, Mac support coming soon

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Facebook’s Messenger app for Windows 7 computers leaked to the public late last year. The service was initially in a beta phase, but as of Monday it’s been officially released. Facebook previously created a Messenger app for iOS and Android smartphones, which allowed users to quickly chat with friends, share their location or photos and more. The desktop version, unfortunately, does not feature video chat and is limited to Windows 7, although Facebook is “working on making the app available for more operating systems, so stay tuned.”

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Aakash put on notice as BSNL and Pantel pair up to produce T-Pad

Monday, February 27th, 2012
The last thing that the Aakash project needed was a more handsome, similarly priced commercial rival swooping in and stealing all of its thunder. Sadly that’s what’s happened: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), itself currently under investigation for corruption allegations, has announced a similarly low priced tablet in partnership with Pantel International. The T-Pad IS701R costs Rs 3,250 ($66) compared to the Aakash’s Rs 2,999 ($60) but this device has a faster 1GHz processor and runs Gingerbread on a 7-inch 800 x 600 resistive display. However it’s not all sunshine and roses, unlike the Government-sponsored slate, there is no GPRS modem in this edition. If you want freedom from WiFi, it’ll cost you Rs 10,999 (or $223). So how do the two tablets stack up? Head on past the break and we’ll show you in a little more detail.

[Thanks, Syed]

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Aakash put on notice as BSNL and Pantel pair up to produce T-Pad originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Foursquare adds NFC support for Android 4.0, wants to touch base

Friday, February 10th, 2012

We knew the folk at Foursquare had been trying NFC out for a while, and Symbian’s had it since November, but now tap check-ins are available for Android 4.0. Okay, so that means it’s pretty much limited to Galaxy Nexus owners at the minute, but the chosen few can now share their Venue, Lists, Me pages, initiate friend requests and, of course, check-in at the touch of a phone. Foursquare claims it’ll save vital seconds when checking in, but we’re just glad there’s another way to use Andoid Beam.The update’s available now, so if you’re snacking on an Ice Cream Sandwich, head on down to the source link and get your download on.

Foursquare adds NFC support for Android 4.0, wants to touch base originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Thirty six megapixels. That’s the native resolution of Nikon’s long-awaited FX-format digital SLR. The D800 was designed with all professional photographers in mind, but with 36.3-megapixel captures (yes, that also means 36.3 megapixels in RAW, or 15.4 in DX format), the Japanese camera maker’s latest DSLR output is likely to far exceed the needs of many. It also limits low-light shooting capabilities — the D800 is a full-frame camera, but even so, with a standard sensor capturing 36.3 megapixels, its high-ISO performance is unlikely to match the likes of the D4, or Canon’s new 1D X. It’s for this reason that Nikon limited the camera’s top native sensitivity to ISO 6400, or 25,600 in Hi2 extended mode. Want to see more? Thumb through the gallery below and jump past the break for a closer look at the latest full-frame DSLR to hit the market.

Gallery: Nikon D800

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Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HTC’s 2011 Q4: good summer, bad winter

Monday, February 6th, 2012
HTC’s big 2011 was limited to those warm summer months, when everyone wanted a smartphone for the beach. Now the accountants have confirmed HTC’s initial statement: fourth quarter revenues were down 2.49 percent (year on year). It made 101.42 billion Taiwanese dollars (just under $3.5 billion) in the last three months of the year, which looks worse than it is because of the blockbuster 135.8 Taiwanese dollar takings in Q3. Overall year on year revenue was up by 67.09 percent, but profits were down 11.88 percent, with the company saying the outlook won’t get any better in the first quarter, but should pick up when it begins the process of shedding a few pounds phones.

HTC’s 2011 Q4: good summer, bad winter originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 06 Feb 2012 04:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Office Depot now testing PayPal’s new point-of-sale system

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Office Depot, the second-largest retailer of office supplies in the U.S., is testing PayPal’s new point-of-sale system in a limited number of locations according to Reuters. “It’s at this point in a small number of stores … because there are still some rough spots in that experience,” said Kevin Peters, president of Office Depot’s North American unit. “There are some limitations on who can use it, service carriers that support that.” PayPal’s new payment method, known as the wallet in the cloud, lets shoppers who have PayPal accounts pay by typing their mobile numbers and PINs at checkout counters. Customers will also be able to pay by swiping a PayPal card and entering a PIN. PayPal started testing in-store payments at 51 Home Depot locations with plans to offer the service at 20 major retailers by the end of the year, however no additional participants have been named. Peters said the company is eager to experiment with anything that helps with faster checkouts, although nothing will be widely available without further testing. “At this point, we are walking very, very slowly. The last thing we want to do is to roll out technology that doesn’t appreciably change the customer experience,” he said.

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Sony’s Music Unlimited cloud service comes to limited non-cloud Walkmans

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Sony’s connected Music Unlimited offering is already available online, on gaming devices, on Android phones and tablets, so nice to see it’s finally available on its, you know, Walkman music players. In what feels somewhat like an afterthought, “compatible Walkman devices” (currently just the NWZ-E465) can play your favorite channels and playlists on the move — no connection required. Only those paying the $9.99 premium, however, get to add songs from the actual Unlimited music catalogue. Plug-in at home, sync the music, and listen at your leisure offline via the dedicated app, but with so many other competing ways of enjoying your music from the cloud, on a plethora of connected devices, it really is surprising this wasn’t already possible. Still, if you own an NWZ-E465, and subscribe to the Music Unlimited, you can feel all gooey knowing Sony has your back. Hit the PR after the break for more info.

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Sony’s Music Unlimited cloud service comes to limited non-cloud Walkmans originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Louis CK Spent His Own Stupid Money to Stream His New Special to You [Comedy]

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

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