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What Is This? [What Is This]

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The British artist David Marsh has devised a clever way to combine his two favorite things—Adobe design software Pantone color swatches and album cover art—with a nod to Pointillism. Each finished piece uses 1,369 Pantone swatches to recreate a pixelated version of some of the most famous album artwork of the past half-century. More »


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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T gets the FCC nod

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
To its credit, AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE — known as the Skyrocket HD — has managed to elude its fair share of Mr. Blurrycams and other leaks for a full two months since it was originally announced at the carrier’s Developer Summit. Now the device, listed as the SGH-I757, has stepped one foot closer to the daylight, thanks to the FCC looking it up and down and nodding in approval. We still don’t have a date or price, but at least we have a solid indication that Ma Bell hasn’t simply forgotten about the smartphone or tossed it to the wayside. Sadly, we couldn’t eke many new details out of the massive stack of paperwork — just the usuals, like LTE 700 / 1700 support with WCDMA 850 / 1900 radios — but we found one interesting bit. The model supports two battery covers: one with an NFC antenna, and one without. Knowing AT&T’s reluctance to flip the NFC switch on other devices, we won’t be surprised if the latter option is included with the final production units — or will it just be built into the battery like its predecessors? As always, time will tell.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T gets the FCC nod originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:12:00 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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Verizon Wireless and Cricket handshake over spectrum, anticipate FCC nod of approval

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Verizon Wireless and Cricket are looking to swap spectrum holdings, according to a recent FCC filing. The proposed license exchange would see VZW’s Block A 700MHz holdings in Chicago handed to Cricket for the purpose of LTE service in the second city. Big Red’s purported gain has less to do with its burgeoning 4G build out and more to do with increased high-speed wireless coverage, as the bounty of AWS-1 and PCS licenses it might acquire would bolster its extensive nationwide network. The transaction still has to receive FCC approval, but both parties involved appear confident the transfer of radio waves won’t raise any red flags for the Commission, nor impact existing subscriber service. That’s all she wrote for now, but we’ll keep an eagle eye out and update you as this develops. In the meantime, hit up the source below to peruse the application.

Verizon Wireless and Cricket handshake over spectrum, anticipate FCC nod of approval originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Programming Language is Go for 2012 launch

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Compared to the gamut of conversational languages, the programming variety shifts at lighting-fast speed. And next year, a new language will get the official nod from Google, which first introduced Go in 2009. With its new language, Mountain View set out to create a programming environment that’s easier and faster to use, without sacrificing efficiency. Programmers may need to wait until early 2012 for Go to launch out of experimental status, but you can buy that cute Gopher mascot (in furry plush form) over at the Google Store today.

Google Programming Language is Go for 2012 launch originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Focus S wanders through FCC en route to AT&T

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Charts, diagrams, charts, measurements, and more charts. This summation of nearly every document that passes through the FCC sounds only slightly more fun than staring at the Matrix all day, yet we still find ourselves a bit giddy when seeing highly anticipated phones take their turn getting the Federal nod of approval. And so it is with the Samsung i937, which is most likely the Focus S — one of three tantalizing Windows Phone choices aimed at reaching stores “this fall.” It’s about what we’d expect, really: aside from sporting the usual AT&T frequencies, there’s not much more that we can discern from the pages and pages of numbers and colorful pictures that depict phone radiation. Exciting stuff, we know, but Windows Phone 7.5 is at least one step closer to being in the clutches of our lonely mitts.

Samsung Focus S wanders through FCC en route to AT&T originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Light the Way and Grow a Tree Simultaneously Within This Green Lantern Concept [Green]

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Sony’s Bare Bones XDR-S16DBP Radio a Nod to Simpler Times [Radios]

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Apple TV gaming hinted strongly in iOS 4.3 beta code

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Let’s not jump to any conclusions, but a trusted tipster has uncovered evidence that’s suggests some folks in Cupertino have learned a thing or two from Xbox Live. New code in the iOS 4.3 beta 3 firmware hints that Apple TV may soon support online gaming. Several references have been found pertaining to “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder” that point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards (think Game Center), a way to schedule games (multiplayer?), and a store front (think App Store, iTunes). We’re particularly intrigued by two strings — “com.apple.appletv.play.live.thunder” and “.play.archive.thunder” — but what those actually mean in the grand scheme of things is ultimately ambiguous. Apple TV’s minimum storage capacity (about 8GB) suggests the company might look to streaming not entirely unlike how OnLive works; as our tipster speculates, the OpenGL is mature and thoroughly implemented enough that streaming low bandwidth data and computing locally could happen, but that’s just theoretical with nothing in the code to back it up.

Additionally, there are two more codenames and a handful of other strings that popped up relating to Apple TV: Sedona and Flagstaff. Based on references to director, episode, season, and the like, we reckon Sedona is all about video merchandising and streaming, something tightly integrated into the traditional iTunes experience. As for Flagstaff, aside from a nod to Account Types and Merchants (i.e. iTunes merchandising), there’s really nothing else to say. Think of it as a mystery wrapped in an enigma hung on a, erm, flag staff. Our tipster found numerous other little goodies, but the only other one really worth bringing up is feature_remote_screensavers, which suggests that you can use screensavers from other devices — like, say, your Mac.

Finally, elsewhere in the world, Alex Hisrbrunner used a Harmony remote to find hidden Apple TV commands that resemble iOS functions — namely, wiggling icons that can me resorted using the directional pad. Video of that is after the break.

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Apple TV gaming hinted strongly in iOS 4.3 beta code originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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These Valentine’s Flowers Will Never Wilt [Design]

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Ask Engadget: best travel-friendly / portable DSLR tripod?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget question is coming to us from Deepanshu, who is already beginning to understand why the term “money pit” follows” DSLR.” If you’re looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

“I went out and got a Canon T2i, and now I am looking for a decent tripod, preferably one that travels well. I need one which is lightweight, with a price range of $75 to $125 or so. The main purpose of the tripod will be for HDR photography, night shots, etc. when I’m on-the-go. Thanks!”

We’re guessing Joby’s Gorillapod Focus will get a nod somewhere down in comments, but how’s about any suggestions in the more conventional line of tripods? Got any that extend out nicely without killing your back (or forcing you to check it on an airplane)? Let us (and him) know!

Ask Engadget: best travel-friendly / portable DSLR tripod? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 07 Oct 2010 23:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple backpedaling on some iOS development restrictions, will allow third party tools and ad services

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Woah, who saw this coming? Apple has changed its super-controversial stance on third party developer tools for iOS apps, now allowing any and all comers, “as long as the resulting apps do not download any code.” We’re guessing this is mostly a nod to game developers, who use ported engines like Unreal and interpreters like Lua, but it also apparently covers apps developed in Adobe Flash CS5. In addition, the rules on mobile advertising have changed, so AdMob ads are seemingly back in, and Apple’s also publishing its App Store Review Guidelines at long last, which will give developers a better idea of how their apps are going to be scrutinized by Apple before they submit them. We’re sure we’ll be hearing plenty in the coming weeks as developers and arm chair analysts rifle through Apple’s so-far-secretive guidelines, but mostly we’re just excited to see what sort of innovation and development accessibility we’ve been missing out on while these third party tools have been off the market. The full (and brief) release can be found after the break.

Update: Google’s responded to the newly-relaxed restrictions, saying “Apple’s new terms will keep in-app advertising on the iPhone open to many different mobile ad competitors and enable advertising solutions that operate across a wide range of platforms.”

Update 2: Our friend John Paczkowski at All Things Digital has Adobe’s statement: “We are encouraged to see Apple lifting its restrictions on its licensing terms, giving developers the freedom to choose what tools they use to develop applications for Apple devices.”

Update 3: In case the last update didn’t give it away enough, Adobe announced in a blog post that it’ll resume development on its Packager for iPhone tools, for Flash CS5 devs who want to convert their work to the portable powerhouse.

Meanwhile, it seems like it’s time for a little recap:

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Apple backpedaling on some iOS development restrictions, will allow third party tools and ad services originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 09 Sep 2010 22:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia C7 leaks again in press-quality photo shoot

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

We’ve yet to see an official announcement for Nokia’s all-but-real C7 with Symbian^3, but let’s be honest: wouldn’t you rather see a few more leaked shots of it posing next to a nip of Chivas Regal anyway? Of course you would, and Chinese site zol.com.cn has your number along with a few thoughts on the device: it’s got a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 8 megapixel camera sans Carl Zeiss branding (a nod to the fact that the Nseries will still reign supreme for photography), dual LED flash, and a pretty meager 1,200mAh battery, presumably to keep the shell sexy and slim. It’s unclear when we might see Nokia finally fess up to the C7′s existence, but Nokia World in the middle of next month seems like an obvious target; stay tuned.

Nokia C7 leaks again in press-quality photo shoot originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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