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Foxconn builds a fanless nano PC, forgets to put someone else’s name on it

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Foxconn builds a fanless nano PC, forgets to put someone else's name on it

Two nano PCs, actually, and both expected to be announced officially this week according to FanlessTech. The first is the Foxconn AT-5300, running off a 2.13GHz dual-core Cedar Trail D2700, while the second — the AT-5600 — is powered by AMD’s popular (but last-gen) 1.65GHz E450 APU. Each one consumes around 15W idle and 24W under load, which is the equivalent of somewhere between an Ultrabook and a regular laptop and low enough to be passively cooled. What’s distinctly unlaptop-like, though, is the 190 x 135 x 38mm form factor, which should sit discreetly on your desk, below your TV or on a VESA mount, and also the price, which is expected to be under $200 with worldwide availability. As with similar mini-ATX budget barebones, you’ll need to add your own HDD (or maybe a hybrid) to that, but you do get a pair of USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, a multilingual card reader and built-in 802.11n WiFi. The only thing missing? You guessed it.

Foxconn builds a fanless nano PC, forgets to put someone else’s name on it originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 May 2012 11:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How Apple Plans to Define the Industry Standard in SIM Cards [Phones]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Last week we reported that Nokia, Motorola and RIM were squaring up to Apple over a disagreement about the future of nano-SIM cards. Now, Apple is proposing that its patented design could be used for free, by anyone—dependent on one, rather large, condition. More »


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Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for freeIf you hadn’t heard, there are two rival nano-SIM designs going around, but only room for one of them to become an industry standard. Nokia, Motorola and RIM sit together in one corner, and we’ve already covered why they think their design is superior. On the other side of the ring sits Apple, which has its own tactics for bringing ETSI, the European Telecoms Standards Institute, over to its way of thinking. According to a legal letter shown to FOSS Patents by a “perfectly reliable source”, Apple is prepared to license its nano-SIM design royalty-free, so long as it becomes the new standard and all other nano-SIM patent holders reciprocate the gesture. Such a gambit may not appease Cupertino’s rivals and it certainly doesn’t address their technical concerns, but it might show that Apple isn’t looking to profit out of this particular format war and is simply continuing its quest for greater clarity on FRAND licensing terms. Then again, it could all just be lawyer-speak.

Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Engadget Mobile Podcast 131 – 03.25.2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

This week, the Engadget Mobile Podcast is freer than free 4G and now features 1000% more Sascha Segan. So what are you waiting for, really?

Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen, Joseph Volpe
Guest: Sascha Segan
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: TychoCoastal Brake (Ghostly International)

00:01:40 – The iPad Wins Because Android Tablet Apps Suck: An Illustrated Guide
00:10:23 – Android Lacks Focus, and It’s a Problem
00:29:42 – New iPad’s Screen Hogs Battery Power
00:45:10 – AT&T rolls out Android 4.0 to HTC Vivid, other devices getting ICS in the ‘coming months’
00:56:53 – FreedomPop rumored to introduce iPhone case with free WiMAX service
00:58:30 – NetZero launches ’4G’ wireless service, we go hands-on
01:04:10 – Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (Verizon Wireless LTE)
01:15:30 – Verizon updates Revolution with Remote Diagnostics, HTC turns to LogMeIn
01:25:30 – HTC and Sprint ready to show off a new ‘collaboration’ April 4th, might be the One X
01:32:05 – Nokia to Apple: don’t cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?
01:43:00 – Apple’s nano-SIM proposal draws fire from Motorola, Nokia, RIM
01:44:50 – Galaxy Note ICS upgrade pushed back to Q2, adds exclusive set of stylus-ready apps (video)
01:49:00 – FCC weighs Dish 4G network and 700MHz interoperability (updated)

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Engadget Mobile Podcast 131 – 03.25.2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia to Apple: don’t cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

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Don’t you hate it when the biggest wars can be started over the smallest things? This time around, we’re referring to this in a very literal sense, as Apple has been putting the heat on (no, not that kind of heat) against an alliance formed by Nokia, Motorola and RIM regarding nano-SIM standards. With the ETSI gearing up for a vote on various proposals next week, the two sides are locking horns, determined to prove theirs is the best. Last we heard, concerns were flying left and right that Apple was planning to move ahead with its nano-SIM unilaterally, snatch up a smorgasbord of patents along its path and seize control of the governing body by registering six subsidiaries to vote. Considering Nokia is the current vote leader and claims its design has “significant technical advantages,” we can understand why the Finnish giant would be worried. But how, exactly, is its design any better off?

A Nokia representative gave some more clarity to The Verge about the perks its version offers. The company claims Apple’s standard doesn’t meet the ETSI-approved requirements, which if true would make it incredibly difficult — in theory, anyway — to win over votes. Also, unlike Cupertino’s version, Nokia’s card doesn’t require a tray or drawer, which equates to more space, allows for more design innovations and decreases the cost of manufacturing in comparison. Lastly, Espoo also argues that its competitor’s proposal wouldn’t be backwards-compatible with micro-SIM slots. Sounds legit, but we’d love to hear the opposing team offer its rebuttal before next week’s vote. As it stands, we doubt this is the last round in the war of words before everything is settled. For now, head over to the source to see the explanation in its entirety.

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Nokia to Apple: don’t cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple’s nano-SIM proposal draws fire from Motorola, Nokia, RIM

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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Giesecke & Devrient’s nano-SIM design is fueling quite the standards battle over in Europe, with Apple sitting in one corner, and the troika of Motorola, Nokia and RIM looming in the other. That’s according to the Financial Times, which reports today that Cupertino is leading a charge to push its own nano-SIM proposal through Europe’s standards body, ETSI, much to the chagrin of its competitors. According to FT‘s sources, Apple’s version of the nano-SIM would call for a “drawer” to protect it, much like the designs already featured in the iPhone and iPad. Though the standard would be available to all manufacturers under license, there’s a lingering fear that Apple may eventually own all the patents pertaining to its proposal. Plus, its rivals would have to re-engineer their handsets to meet Apple’s proposed design, even though Nokia claims its solution offers “significant technical advantages.” ETSI is slated to vote on the proposals next week, but FT claims that the company has already garnered support from most of Europe’s providers. Just to be sure, though, Cupertino is applying to become the largest voting member at ETSI, and is looking to register a full six European subsidies under its name. Each subsidy can wield up to 45 votes, meaning that if approved, Apple would overtake Nokia as the organization’s largest voting body. Nokia, for its part, has filed a document in protest.

Apple’s nano-SIM proposal draws fire from Motorola, Nokia, RIM originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple’s Recalled First Gen iPod Nanos Are Now Being Replaced With New Models [Apple]

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Why the Fuck Would I Want My Smartphone to Smell Like Jellybeans? [Crap]

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Creative debuts compact, Bluetooth-enabled Zen Style M300 PMP

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
It may not be quite as convenient to wear as a watch, but Creative’s new Zen Style M300 PMP does have a leg up on the slightly smaller iPod nano in one key respect: it packs built-in Bluetooth 2.1 support so you can use wireless headphones with it. You can also expand the PMP’s memory beyond its basic 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB capacities thanks to its microSD card slot, although you won’t get a touchscreen here — the 1.45-inch display is simply complemented by a couple of touch buttons. Otherwise, you’ll get a built-in FM radio, a mic for voice recording, a promised 20 hours of battery life, and your choice of four different colors: black, white, red or yellow. Those that can do without Bluetooth can also opt for the slightly cheaper, and otherwise identical M100 model — look for both to be available in June, with prices running from $40 to $90. Full press release is after the break.

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Creative debuts compact, Bluetooth-enabled Zen Style M300 PMP originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 05 May 2011 14:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spotify launches music download service with iPod sync, puts iTunes on notice

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Look out iTunes, Spotify has just launched its new music download service. What’s more, the company that had been synonymous with music streaming will let you sync your downloaded MP3 playlist bundles to your USB-connected iPod classic, nano, or shuffle via a new “Devices” section of the Spotify app running on your computer. And listen up freeloaders, Spotify Mobile iOS and Android app users can now sync playlists wirelessly without requiring a premium subscription. Here’s a quote from Daniel Ek, Spotify CEO, sure to create some angst in Cupertino:

“From today, Spotify really is the only music player you’ll ever need. Our users don’t want to have to switch between music players, but they do want to take their playlists with them wherever they go, on a wider range of devices, more simply and at a price they can afford. Now we’ve made that possible on one of the world’s most popular consumer devices.”

Spotify download prices for its nine million users of the free service (not premium subscribers) breaks down as follows:

  • 10 tracks for €9.99 or €1.00 per track (£7.99 or just under 80p per track)
  • 15 tracks for €12.99 or €0.87 per track (£9.99 / 67p)
  • 40 tracks for €30.00 or €0.75 per track (£25 / 63p)
  • 100 tracks for €60.00 or €0.60 per track (£50 / 50p)

All the new features will begin rolling out today as part of an automatic update. See the full press release after the break as well as a quick introduction video to get you started.

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Spotify launches music download service with iPod sync, puts iTunes on notice originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 May 2011 02:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nike+ SportWatch GPS now on sale, $199 adds geek cred to your workout routine

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Wrist-mounted iPod nano not quite the running companion of which you’d originally dreamed? This Nike+ SportsWatch GPS will be happy to take its place. We spotted the TomTom-branded fitness watch at CES this year, and now it’s formally on sale — though unfortunately for a price far steeper than those of its immediate ancestors. Of course, the $199 band isn’t just a replacement for the Nike+ iPod system, it also uses that onboard GPS to keep track of where you run, much like the Nike+ GPS app but without the necessity for an iPhone 4 bouncing around your person. Did we mention it’s also a watch?

[Thanks, John S.]

Nike+ SportWatch GPS now on sale, $199 adds geek cred to your workout routine originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2011′s new HDTVs from Samsung, Panasonic, LG start to arrive in stores, pricing leaks out

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

After they strut their stuff on the CES runway the only thing left for 2011′s latest & greatest HDTVs to do is take their act on the road and that’s exactly what’s happening. CNET’s David Katzmaier has tweeted about finding a few Samsung and Panasonic models at various retailers already, though as usual it’s the lower end models that are coming in first — if you want a top of the line Panasonic VT30 instead of a 720p 3D Samsung D490 plasma (51-inch, $969), you’ll have to wait. Still, it’s good to ballpark what you’ll have to budget and while HDGuru has followed up on previous Panasonic pricing leaks with MAP and specs for most of Samsung’s line, cj1319 on AVSForum has early details on minimum advertised prices on LG’s Nano LED lit LCDs & plasmas. Check the source links below for all the details,but don’t expect any help from us while you’re scraping together 10 g’s for the 72-inch 72LZ9700 LG LCD pictured above.

2011′s new HDTVs from Samsung, Panasonic, LG start to arrive in stores, pricing leaks out originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Five Takes Each on Apple’s iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle [Apple]

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010