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Please Let This Bluetooth Gamepad for Smartphones Be Real [Gaming]

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The iPhone might be nibbling away at Nintendo’s market share, but there are still plenty of games that are damn near unplayable with a touchscreen. Physical buttons are the way to go, and if Levelup’s Bluetooth ROAM controller is legit, they won’t be able to take our money fast enough. More »


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Please Let This Bluetooth Gamepad for Smartphones Be Real [Gaming]

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The iPhone might be nibbling away at Nintendo’s market share, but there are still plenty of games that are damn near unplayable with a touchscreen. Physical buttons are the way to go, and if Levelup’s Bluetooth ROAM controller is legit, they won’t be able to take our money fast enough. More »


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ShelfX’s Vending Fridge nixes the cashier, uses QR codes, RFID to ‘know what you took’

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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QR codes and RFID tags aren’t uncommon when it comes to automated payment applications, and now Colorado-based ShelfX has purposed them for its new wireless-equipped Vending Fridges. Eliminating the need for a cashier — or cash, for that matter — each unit allows you to purchase any items packed inside by scanning a QR code with your phone (using the company’s app) or an RFID badge. Upon presenting either method to the machine, it’s able to tell who you are and unlocks its door. From there, you can grab whatever you’d like, while ShelfX automatically pulls funds your account for what’s been removed. The system is also smart enough to know when goods are put back, so you won’t have to worry about being charged while making up your mind. All of the money goes through ShelfX, allowing it to take “a small percentage” for itself before sending a monthly payment to owners. The Vending Fridge is currently on sale for $600, and a retrofitting kit for your own fridge is also available for half that amount — no word on whether it has kid-blocking or crab-proofing options, though. You’ll find more information in the press release just after the break.

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Nintendo’s gunning for retailers, expanding eShop offerings for Wii U, 3DS

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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Nintendo is going to sell its 3DS and Wii U games through the eShop as well as on the high street. Concerned about the money wasted in “inventory,” the company will let consumers choose where they get their fix from. The first two games to get the treatment will be New Super Mario Bros 2 and Onitore Brain Training (working title) for the handheld, with more expected in the future. As consumers transition to downloads, the company will keep its brick-and-mortar partners on-side by allowing them to sell “activation codes” to the digital titles — although that does mean you’ll have to drive down to Gamestop and back.

Nintendo’s gunning for retailers, expanding eShop offerings for Wii U, 3DS originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple and Proview likely to settle dispute over iPad trademark

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Last week, Apple and Proview initiated talks in an attempt to resolve an ongoing legal dispute over the iPad trademark, and the Chinese company is confident that it will receive a settlement offer from Apple, the Associated Press reports. “It is likely that we will settle out of court. The Guangdong High Court is helping to arrange it and the court also expects to do so,” said Ma Dongxiao, a lawyer for Proview. “Actually Proview always expected to settle out of court from the beginning. I don’t know if Apple has changed its attitude, but I believe that the key point now is the price.” In a previous statement, Apple claimed it would never “knowingly abuse someone else’s trademarks,” and said that Proview “still owe a lot of people a lot of money, they are now unfairly trying to get more from Apple for a trademark we already paid for.” Fu Shuangjian, the Deputy Director of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, however, has already stated that Proview is still the legitimate owner of the iPad trademark in the country. If the companies cannot reach a settlement, the Guangdong High Court will rule over the matter.

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The Man Who Quit Money [Video]

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Daniel Suelo quit money 12 years ago and has been living in a cave in Utah and survives by eating wild food and roadkill. He has no job, doesn’t take welfare and doesn’t ever use money. More »


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Adopting a Money-Sniffing Border Patrol Beagle Seems Like a Prudent Investment, Right? [Canada]

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Will Anybody Pay $3,700 for Tag Heuer’s New Phone? [Video]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Swappable Soles Let These Boots Adapt To Any Condition [Boots]

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

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