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Your Work Ethic Depends on Dopamine Levels Across the Brain [Science]

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Some of us work hard, others are slackers—and for a long time the reason behind radically different work ethics has been a mystery. But new research reveals that dopamine levels in three different areas of the brain influence our willingness to work. More »


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HTC launches trio of Dragons in China, Ice Cream Sandwich on all

Saturday, April 14th, 2012
HTC launches trio of Dragons in China, Ice Cream Sandwich on all
HTC’s been far from quiet since unveiling its One series to the masses, and today the company’s continuing the trend by launching three new devices in China. This trio makes up HTC’s Dragon lineup, which our partners at Engadget China first met at MWC. Leading the way is the 4-inch HTC VT T328t for China Mobile, featuring Sense 4, an S-LCD, WVGA screen, a 1GHz CPU alongside 512MB of RAM, the famed Beats Audio and of course, it’s running a flavor of Android ICS. As for the VC T328d (Telecom) and V T328w (Unicom), they’re both rocking similar specs as the VT model, with the exception of dual-SIM card slots on each. All three Dragons are expected to be available by month’s end, but save for the T328w costing 1999 yuan (around $320), pricing remains a mystery.

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HTC launches trio of Dragons in China, Ice Cream Sandwich on all originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14 Apr 2012 03:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 delayed for revisions

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

While we may finally have pricing and release dates for a majority of Samsung’s updated Galaxy line of music players and tablets, launch details for the Galaxy Note 10.1 that debuted at Mobile World Congress in February has remained a mystery. A company spokesperson told The Verge on Wednesday that Samsung has no release date to announce for the device yet, but the slate that was revealed in February may not match the final product that will will ship to end users. The “original” Galaxy Note 10.1 featured a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display and was equipped with a dual-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM and a 3-megapixel rear camera. Earlier rumors have suggested that Samsung may upgrade the slate to a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

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What do Samsung and Phones 4u have to show the UK on March 30th?

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
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We’re not saying this could be the date-of-reveal for the Galaxy S III, but we also can’t say it’s not. What we can surmise, however, is that either Samsung or UK retailer Phones 4u (possibly both) apparently have something to unveil on March 30th. According to Eurodroid, the window pictured above, simply reading “coming 30.03.12″ under a Samsung logo, was photographed by one of its readers outside of the Phones4u located on Oxford St. in London. The site also notes that this same location was the exclusive retailer for the Galaxy Nexus when it launched, making the little meat that’s currently here all the more juicy. Whatever Sammy has in store, you’ll just have to keep guessing as it remains a mystery for now. Hit up the links below for more photos and speculation, and be sure let us know your best guess in the comments.

What do Samsung and Phones 4u have to show the UK on March 30th? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Android 4.0 reportedly coming to Nexus S in ‘the next few weeks’

Friday, March 16th, 2012

It seemed as if Google had all but forgotten about its once beloved Nexus S. The company’s previous flagship handset was slated to receive an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in December, but due to unforeseen problems that still remain a mystery, Google pulled the update shortly after its release. Since then, there has been radio silence from Mountain View as owners anxiously awaited details regarding the company’s plan for the device. According to a source speaking to Engadget, Google will not be abandoning Nexus S users, and an official Android 4.0 update is expected to be made available “in the next few weeks.”

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Google’s Mystery HUD Glasses Could Be on Sale By the Holidays [Rumors]

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

HP Spectre teaser video: fantastically thin laptop, shrouded in mystery

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Why, what’s this? Funny you ask — we’re wondering the same thing. A source at HP just dropped us a mysterious teaser video of a so-called Spectre laptop, a heretofore unannounced lappie that looks to be the company’s next Ultrabook. In our wildest dreams, this rig has a dual-LCD setup — similar to Toshiba’s Libretto W100 — but perhaps the creators here were just coincidentally interested in showing us lots of glass panes. We’ll be digging for more details (we’re told that an official produce portal should surface tomorrow), but for now, lose your mind in the video just past the break.

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HP Spectre teaser video: fantastically thin laptop, shrouded in mystery originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 02 Jan 2012 19:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG and Intel to show off Medfield powered smartphone at CES

Friday, December 30th, 2011

LG and Intel are at it again, showing off another mobile device at the Consumer Electronics Show. The two companies teamed up for CES last year and showed off an Android smartphone running on Intel’s Moorestown chipset, which was ultimately scrapped. LG and Intel will be showing off a second Intel-powered smartphone during this year’s CES, according to the Korea Times. The mystery device will be running Google’s Android operating system and powered by Intel’s new Medfield chipset. However, not everyone is optimistic about LG’s future with Android. “Personally, I doubt that LG Electronics will release phones running on Android software based on any Intel platform,” an LG executive who asked not to be identified told Korea Times. “It’s quite possible for LG to push Intel’s reference mobiles but with huge subsidies from Intel for promotion.” The device is rumored to hit store shelves as early as March however, and with CES just around the corner, we won’t have to wait long for more information.

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FCC approves mysterious Archos DECT device, may or may not be secret death ray

Monday, December 26th, 2011

It’s amazing, it’s mysterious and it’s hard to say exactly what it does. On Friday, the FCC passed a device described as “a handset of internet tablet with DECT,” suggesting that the mystery gadget may be some sort of bizarre marriage between a DECT cordless phone and a tablet. Given the “Smart Home Phone” name on the back of the product, the tablet functionality could be used to view contacts and caller data. We’ll report additional details as they become available, but until then, the person with the best guess as to what this thing actually does gets the peace of mind of a job well done.

FCC approves mysterious Archos DECT device, may or may not be secret death ray originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Dec 2011 03:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia ready to start shipping Lumias to Launchpad developers

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Things were a lot less clear back in early 2011 when Nokia announced it would abandon its burning platform for Windows Phone 7. Amidst that uncertainty, Espoo pledged to give select developers an E7 as well as a mystery device running Redmond’s bits in the near future. The company’s now making good on the latter part of that promise, informing those registered under its Launchpad program that their gratis hardware is ready to ship. Kindly forwarded by a tipster is email proof (seen after the break), which in non-redacted form would provide instructions for procuring a complimentary Lumia 800. Previous whispers suggested the Lumia 710 will also be part of the scheme, so your mileage may vary. Still, a free handset is better than none — or at the very least a Nokla, right?

[Thanks, Jota]

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Nokia ready to start shipping Lumias to Launchpad developers originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Dec 2011 08:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Image of unannounced Sony Ericsson ‘Nozomi’ Android phone leaks along with early details

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

An image of an unannounced Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson code-named “Nozomi” has been published on a Chinese forum along with limited preliminary details. The smartphone reportedly features a 720p HD display and a dual-core processor, but additional specs remain a mystery. From the image, it looks like the phone features a display sized above 4 inches, and we can also see a unique lighting feature near the bottom of the device. The Nozomi is currently being tested by a carrier in Hong Kong according the forum user who posted the image, though a release could still be several months away. Earlier reports suggested that the Nozomi features a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

[Via Engadget]

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Ben Heck gets into the pinball business for real, pre-orders begin in January

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Ben Heck's Zombie Adventureland

Benjamin J. Heckendorn, the name likely conjures images of shrunken gaming consoles and specially modified controllers. But the modder extraordinaire also has an unapologetic love for pinball. He completed his first flipper project in March of 2007, a Bill Paxton-themed machine loaded with classic quotes from the actor. Then in 2011, he undertook an amazingly complex game based on the beloved, meandering (and highly overrated) show Lost. Now he’s teaming up with John Popadiuk, a renowned maker of limited run pinball machines, to offer his chrome-balled gaming visions to the public. The two are working together on a creation called Ben Heck’s Zombie Adventureland. All the artwork will be hand-drawn and each machine hand-assembled. How many will be made and how much it’ll cost for the privilege of putting one of these in your home or arcade (or home arcade) is still a mystery, but pre-orders begin in January and you can bet they’ll sell out quickly.

Ben Heck gets into the pinball business for real, pre-orders begin in January originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Alibaba unveils W800, second-gen Aliyun phone, and unnamed ‘cloud-powered’ tablet

Monday, October 24th, 2011
W800 and Aliyun tablet

In July we got our first taste of Aliyun OS, running on the W700. Now, with the Gregorian calendar year coming to a close, Alibaba is prepping its second wave “cloud-powered” hardware. First up is the W800, the successor to the original Aliyun handset. As far as specs go, the two look more or less the same — with the latest version still rocking a 1GHz Tegra 2. The one obvious difference is the slightly larger 4.3-inch display gracing the front of the W800. Perhaps more interesting though, is the still unnamed tablet which also clearly bares NVIDIA branding. Speed and exact model of the CPU inside is anyone’s guess, but we’re assuming this isn’t a Kal-el device. Price and release date for both are a mystery, but the W800 is expected to land sometime before November is out. Of course, you probably shouldn’t expect these to show up in your local Best Buy, but you’ve got a friend in Hong Kong who can send you one, right?

Alibaba unveils W800, second-gen Aliyun phone, and unnamed ‘cloud-powered’ tablet originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung teases next week’s ‘Unpacked,’ offers a momentary glance at a mysterious device

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
See that image above? It’s Samsung’s way of being sly. The company put out a teaser video for its “Google Episode” of Unpacked occurring on October 11th (we’ll be there live, by the way), stating that “something BIG is coming.” And if you’re not looking close enough, you may completely miss the brief glimpse Sammy gave us of a device with a curved screen. The vid doesn’t go so far as to loudly exclaim that this mystery device is the Nexus Prime, of course, but c’mon — we’re picking up what’s getting put down. Check out the video below to do some sleuthing of your own.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Samsung teases next week’s ‘Unpacked,’ offers a momentary glance at a mysterious device originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Why Time Passing Can Seem Like Torture [Science]

Monday, August 22nd, 2011