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Google MapsGL updates 3D buildings, improves virtual tourism

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Google MapsGL update adds parallax perspective, improves virtual tourism

Google’s been spending some quality time with its Maps offering of late. Most recently, it overhauled the 3D buildings and landmarks to make them, well, better. This time, its Maps’ juiced up sibling MapsGL that’s been feeling the paternal love. The WebGL-based 3D renderings have been the same treatment, making your virtual aerial tours all the more realistic. Now, as you glide over the landscape, your view of the buildings is much more like real life. Or you could just take the lazy tourism one step further. Hit the source for examples.

Google MapsGL updates 3D buildings, improves virtual tourism originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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You Can Buy Stocks on Facebook Soon [Stocks]

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

If you’ve been too lazy to figure out the stock market or have been wary of fees and brokers that come with trading, you will love this: coming this summer, you’ll be able to buy a company’s stock directly on Facebook. It’s like Likes but like uh, real. More »


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Canon shows off prototype 30-inch 4K reference display, won’t put a price tag on love

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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With 4K cameras suddenly popping up everywhere we look at NAB 2012, it’s little surprise that Canon is showing off this matching 30-inch prototype intended for the very professionals tasked with mastering video shot by its latest hardware. Like the retina display, it produces an effect where no matter how close you’re standing it’s still impossible to pick out the individual pixels, and easily matched what we’d seen from a prototype 20-inch 4K LCD from Panasonic at CES. The people we spoke to who handled some of the work on Canon’s demo footage preferred it to their 2K projectors for the clarity and ability to get pixel accurate representations of the source material, plus it probably fits more easily into a production suite. The big question from all who see this in person is when will it be available and for how much, and while Canon says it’s due to ship this year, we’re on our own to speculate about the (surely astronomical) price.

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Canon shows off prototype 30-inch 4K reference display, won’t put a price tag on love originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint website hints at Samsung Galaxy Note for the Now Network

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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Well, color us tickled, but upon our recent visit to Sprint’s website, we found a curious, unbranded device that looks awfully similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note. Might this fantastic phablet be the next big thing to hit the Now Network, or is it merely the whim of a careless graphic designer? Only time will tell, but with Sprint’s recent push for LTE handsets, it seems unlikely that — if this phone were to arrive — it’d feature Samsung’s mighty Exynos processor that we love so dearly.

Sprint website hints at Samsung Galaxy Note for the Now Network originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion.

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Facebook is acquiring Instagram for $1 billion, and Instagram’s team will be joining Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced the deal in a Facebook post:

I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.

For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.

We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.

We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.

These and many other features are important parts of the Instagram experience and we understand that. We will try to learn from Instagram’s experience to build similar features into our other products. At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.

This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.

We’re looking forward to working with the Instagram team and to all of the great new experiences we’re going to be able to build together.

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Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 rolls out to Symbian devices, breaks free from beta chains

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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Symbian users haven’t seen any shortage of love come their way in 2012. Just look to the 808 PureView for proof of that platform’s staying power. Now, Nokia’s doling out even more good news, dropping the beta tag from its Maps Suite 2.0 and officially rolling out that software to ^3, Anna and Belle handsets. For those unfamiliar with this bundle of location services, it’s primarily a tidy integration of Espoo’s Maps, Drive and Transport apps sewn into one, with tailored icons, enhanced UI customization, voice search and photo-tagging. Interested parties can get to downloading the currently available refresh via an OTA update on their phones now. And while you wait for that lengthy install, check out the source link below for additional shots of the packaged goods.

Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 rolls out to Symbian devices, breaks free from beta chains originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 Apr 2012 05:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung ships five million Galaxy Notes in just five months

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Five is an important number for Samsung’s Galaxy Note. It has a 5.3-inch screen and now, just five months since it debuted Samsung has announced it’s shipped five million units (the one million mark was crossed right around the end of December). That’s certainly long enough for you to decide if you’re in love with its super-sized frame or the accompanying S-Pen stylus, but unfortunately it has not been quite enough time for the highly-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich software update to be released. While the world waits for the Premium Suite of apps and Android 4.0, let’s think back to all the good times we had, including its initial unveiling, our original review and finally its arrival in the US on AT&T. So, are you convinced yet that there’s a place in the world for a device like this, or five million phablets later are you still thinking this is just a fad?

Update: If you prefer to use your stylus for kanji or kana, Engadget Japan has NTT Docomo’s announcement that it will release the Galaxy Note with LTE, branded the SC-05D, on its network April 6th.

[Thanks, ph00ny]

Samsung ships five million Galaxy Notes in just five months originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Photoshop CS6 Is the Best Version In Recent Memory—and the Beta Is Available Now [Photoshop]

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

I’m Totally Putting My Face On This Tricked Out Bag [Bags]

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Redbox notches its second billion rentals, offers freebies Thursday to celebrate

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

It took six years for Redbox to cross the one billion discs rented mark, but clearly the pace is picking up as it’s taken only 18 months to duplicate the feat. Sure, two billion is no 25 billion, but the red kiosk company isn’t just going to share the love with the milestone maker who just wanted to check out Ryan Gosling in Drive. Thursday, all customers can pick up a free DVD rental (Blu-ray and videogame rentals will just be discounted by the price of a DVD) courtesy of a promo code that can be found on the company’s Facebook page, hit the giveaway link below to snag it.

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Redbox notches its second billion rentals, offers freebies Thursday to celebrate originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple name-drops Corning as iPhone glass manufacturer, we feign surprise

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

For a company so focused on secrecy, Apple never really did all that good of a job keeping its connection with Corning under wraps. We’ve always suspected that the company enlisted the Gorilla Glass maker for the iPhone, though it didn’t really go out of its way to admit it — even going so far as omitting the New York-based company from its 2011 suppliers list. Cupertino offered it a little love today, however, giving Corning a nod in its chipper job creation report. While it didn’t actually mention Gorilla Glass by name on the page, Apple was happy to talk up the “Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone.”

Apple name-drops Corning as iPhone glass manufacturer, we feign surprise originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Withings Baby Monitor makes its official, expensive US debut

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Withings Baby Monitor

The Withings Baby Monitor has already been available in the UK for sometime now and recently made a splash over at the FCC. Now the iOS accessory is finally for sale here in the good ol’ US-of-A, for the rather staggering price of $299. That’s right, this sensor-packed web cam probably costs more than your handset. Then again, that $20 set of audio-only monitors you picked up at Walmart can’t keep you abreast of the temperature and humidity in your child’s sleeping quarters or let you watch your newborn sleep with the aid of a night vision mode. You can get the associated WithBaby app for free in the iTunes App Store now. The only question is, whether or not you love your baby enough to spend $300 on an iPhone accessory. We won’t judge you either way. Check out the PR after the break.

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Withings Baby Monitor makes its official, expensive US debut originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Facebook Ads Turn Unsuspecting Man Into Spokesperson for Giant Tub of Lube [Facebook]

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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