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HBO GO teases vocal controls via Kinect, coming soon to Xbox 360 (video)

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

We knew it’d be arriving on April 1st, but now we’re actually longing for it. HBO has just released a half-minute teaser propping up the impending release of HBO GO on Xbox 360, and while it’s available on a plethora of other platforms, being able to verbally command HBO (through Kinect, of course) to play your favorite shows just takes the enticement up another level. Care to see for yourself? Tap that video just after the jump.

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HBO GO teases vocal controls via Kinect, coming soon to Xbox 360 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AOC reveals iPhone-compatible e2343Fi monitor, boosts your Dock Connector peripheral count by one

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


We know you’ve faced a plethora of docking peripherals that aim to take your iPhone into transformer status. But, if the boombox or wired-phone look just weren’t cutting-edge enough for you, would a 23-inch display do the trick? AOC’s e2343Fi is packed up and heading to CES 2012 ready to share its Full-HD and SRS Premium Sound qualities with your Apple device. If you were pondering whether the sole purpose of the monitor was to act as a multimedia station, fret not — the screen can do what it’s accustomed to without its docked friend. There’s no word on how juicy (or dry) it is in the specs department, or how deep it’ll dig into your wallet, but you can bet we’ll be the hunt for further deets next month.

AOC reveals iPhone-compatible e2343Fi monitor, boosts your Dock Connector peripheral count by one originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony’s Music Unlimited cloud service comes to limited non-cloud Walkmans

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Sony’s connected Music Unlimited offering is already available online, on gaming devices, on Android phones and tablets, so nice to see it’s finally available on its, you know, Walkman music players. In what feels somewhat like an afterthought, “compatible Walkman devices” (currently just the NWZ-E465) can play your favorite channels and playlists on the move — no connection required. Only those paying the $9.99 premium, however, get to add songs from the actual Unlimited music catalogue. Plug-in at home, sync the music, and listen at your leisure offline via the dedicated app, but with so many other competing ways of enjoying your music from the cloud, on a plethora of connected devices, it really is surprising this wasn’t already possible. Still, if you own an NWZ-E465, and subscribe to the Music Unlimited, you can feel all gooey knowing Sony has your back. Hit the PR after the break for more info.

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Sony’s Music Unlimited cloud service comes to limited non-cloud Walkmans originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Popcorn Hour A-300 ready to sit quietly and enjoy the movies, starting October 18th (video)

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Syabas has released a torrent of details about its next media streamer. The forthcoming Popcorn Hour A-300 houses the latest Sigma 800MHz CPU and Real Media decoder support, plus USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet connections to ensure dizzying transfer speeds. Like its predecessor, the aluminum-encased streamer is entirely fanless, broadcasting your favorite content in stoic silence. The A300 will be available starting October 18th, direct from Syabas. You can prepare yourself by checking out the source link below for a plethora of detailed videos and screengrabs of the A-300′s interface in action.

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Popcorn Hour A-300 ready to sit quietly and enjoy the movies, starting October 18th (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 Oct 2011 02:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Kazaa raised from the dead as also-ran music subscription app

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Former renegade peer-to-peer file sharing service Kazaa is back from the dead. After numerous legal battles and settlements that reportedly reached into the hundreds of millions, Kazaa will attempt one last time to use what little heat surrounding its name is left in an effort to sell music. The firm now offers a like-named iPhone and iPad app that works just like Spotify, Rhapsody, Zune and the plethora of other music subscription services on the market today: pay $10 per month, stream as much music as you want, and store files locally if you choose. The apps touts a catalog of “millions and millions of songs,” and offers a free 7-day trial before the monthly fee is required. While seeing the Kazaa brand revived is amusing, we’re not sure what compelling argument Kazaa makes to draw users away from competitors, and we’ll likely stick with Spotify as a result.

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Comcast and FCC partner to give low-income families access to internet, Nyan Cats

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Like a giant warlock guarding the gates of the interwebs, financial barriers all too often block our young people from accessing the plethora of awesomeness found in front of those iconic triple-Ws-and-a-dot. In a bid to spread the love more evenly, the FCC and Comcast’s promised Internet Essentials platform is going live — giving low-income families $9.99 / month web access and “discounted” (read: $149.99) computers. The platform that we first heard about in August will also include a Norton Security Suite and computer training for youngsters and their parents alike. The cable provider is accepting participants until 2014, honoring the contract dependent on the child’s status and family income. Like other heavy hitters involved in similar initiatives, the goal is to bridge the education gap and to provide a more level playing field for kids. To get more details on the program, direct your attention to the source link.

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Comcast and FCC partner to give low-income families access to internet, Nyan Cats originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Chumby 8 gets reviewed, dubbed ‘best and biggest Chumby yet’

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The Chumby has never exactly been a device for everyone, and that’s not likely to change with the new Chumby 8 that’s recently started shipping. Those that do want a Chumby, however, aren’t likely to be disappointed by the new 8-inch model. According to CNET’s review of the device, the Chumby 8 is simply the “best and biggest Chumby yet,” with the larger display and additional USB ports making it better suited for use as a photo frame or media player, while the plethora of apps available make it as versatile as ever. Of course, it is still a Chumby, which CNET notes makes for an increasingly difficult sell in a world filled with tablets, smartphones, and widget-filled TVs. Hit up the source link below for the full review.

Chumby 8 gets reviewed, dubbed ‘best and biggest Chumby yet’ originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Collector concept turns unused microSD cards into a refillable thumb drive

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
The Collector

Digging through our drawers here at Engadget there is one thing we’re clearly not in desperate need of: USB flash drives. We also happen to have a plethora of microSD cards in 1GB an 2GB sizes, left over from the days when picking a smartphone meant Windows Mobile or BlackBerry. This concept USB drive, dubbed The Collector, could potentially solve our conundrum by allowing us to toss all those thumb drives and find a use for our now homeless microSD chips. The Collector wouldn’t have any storage of its own, instead you’d slip up to three microSD cards into it and, when full, simply swap them out for more. It would also combine your smaller chunks of storage into a single block, so those three 2GB scraps would become a slightly less useless 6GB drive. Of course, keeping that pile of microSD cards (now bound by common data) organized might actually be a bigger headache than rifling through your drawers looking for that OFWGKTA mixtape you downloaded so many months ago.

The Collector concept turns unused microSD cards into a refillable thumb drive originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CyanogenMod 7.0 final released for plethora of Android handsets

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Maybe your Android handset hasn’t been bless with an official build of Gingerbread just yet, or maybe your device’s iteration of Google’s latest mobile operating system isn’t performing up to snuff. Either way, you now have unofficial official options, as Cyanogen has announced the release of CyanogenMod 7.0 for a host of Android handsets. Based on Android 2.3.3, the code brings dozens of extra check-boxes and features to your device — allowing you to inflict more of your personal steez on to your phone. If you’re interested in further customizing your set, hit the read link, have yourself a download, and enjoy the mack-daddy of custom Android ROMs.

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BlackBerry PlayBook arriving at Office Depot on April 19th

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Research In Motion’s first QNX-powered device — the BlackBerry PlayBook — will be hitting a plethora of retailers beginning next month, and Office Depot has officially thrown its proverbial hat into the ring. Via a press release, the retailer has announced that beginning April 19th customers can purchase the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB PlayBooks for $499, $599, and $699 respectively. “Office Depot provides customers with the most innovative lineup of products that will help them take care of business, and the BlackBerry PlayBook is certainly one of those game-changing products,” said Randy Wick, the company’s Vice President of Merchandising. “There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.” RIM’s first tablet venture will be available at Office Depot’s retail stores and online at officedepot.com. The full press release is after the break.

Office Depot to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet In-Store and Online Starting April 19

Customers Can Pre-Order the Playbook Today by Visiting OfficeDepot.com

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that the Company will offer the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet at nationwide Office Depot retail store locations and online at www.officedepot.com beginning April 19, 2011.

“There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.”
Customers can secure a PlayBook in advance of the launch through a pre-order starting today at www.officedepot.com.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is the world’s first professional-grade tablet. It delivers industry leading performance in an ultra-portable design. In addition to offering true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, and out-of-the-box enterprise support, the BlackBerry PlayBook enables an uncompromised web browsing experience with support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, allowing customers to enjoy all the websites, videos, games, and just about any other content that is out there.

“Office Depot provides customers with the most innovative lineup of products that will help them take care of business, and the BlackBerry PlayBook is certainly one of those game-changing products,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Merchandising for Office Depot. “There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.”

The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi® is available in three models: 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599), and 64GB ($699).

BlackBerry PlayBook specifications include the following:

  • 7″1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
  • Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick: 0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1” x 7.6” x 0.4” (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
  • Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
  • 1080p HDMI out
  • Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
  • GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support

To learn more about the products and services available at Office Depot, please visit your local Office Depot retail store location or www.officedepot.com. To become a fan of Office Depot on Facebook and receive exclusive content, offers and more, please visit www.facebook.com/officedepot. To follow Office Depot on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/officedepot.

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Swann DVR4-2600 kit is 4 cameras and 500GB worth of remotely-accessible home security overkill

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Swann DVR4-2600 kit is four cameras worth of remotely-accessible home security overkill

We’ve seen IP cams before, inexpensive ones like the DCS-930L from D-Link that get the job done with no frills, rather fancier ones like the Logitech Alert system that offer a premium feel — at a premium cost. But nothing quite like this. It’s the Swann DVR4-2600, a system that comes with four separate cameras, each offering a “high resolution” VGA that are about 10 years past a time when VGA could reasonably be called “high resolution.” They do, at least, offer 65 feet worth of night vision and all-weather functionality. There’s also a 500GB DVR included that can be connected directly to a TV or accessed remotely from a plethora of mobile apps covering everything from Android and iOS to Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian. You can get e-mails whenever your prisoners guests move and, the pièce de résistance, the kit includes four theft deterrent stickers. If those don’t keep the crooks away, maybe the rottweiler* will. Full details in the PR below.

*Rottweiler not included.

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Swann DVR4-2600 kit is 4 cameras and 500GB worth of remotely-accessible home security overkill originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Iconic Stand for your iPhone can put any logo to good, unauthorized use

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Iconic Stand is seemingly still a concept, but an interesting one for sure. Korean-designed iPhone stands, they’re made of birch and have a serious natural feel to them. The makers have seen fit to design the stands with various famous logos for properties such as Twitter, Facebook, and Blogger built right into them. And while a nice little iPhone stand (which will apparently hold your phone whether it’s nude or Bumper-wearing) with an iconic logo on it sounds pretty neat to us, we can’t imagine these are actually… you know… licensed. Another example is after the break, hit up the source for a plethora of images.

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Iconic Stand for your iPhone can put any logo to good, unauthorized use originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Twitter given $3.7 billion valuation

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

AllThingsD is reporting that microblog Twitter has just completed a final round of investor funding. “Sources familiar with the situation” told the publication that the San Francisco based company raised over $200 million on a $3.7 billion valuation; an assertion Twitter later confirmed. The top investor was firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who the report notes was the “only new investor in the latest round”. Twitter, unlike Facebook, has yet to come up with a concrete and clear model for monetization, but does have a plethora of users and… a larger pile of cash to work with.

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Rumored Nintendo 3DS specs include two separate 266MHz ARM11 processors, 1.5GB storage

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

The mystery of what’s actually under the hood of the Nintendo 3DS is likely to elude us until launch date, when the inevitable teardown commences. That isn’t stopping IGN, however, from pooling together its rolodex of sources to report what it believes the specs are: two 266MHz ARM11 CPUs, a 133MHz GPU, 4MB dedicated VRAM, 64MB RAM, and 1.5GB flash storage (in addition to the previously-known SD card expansion). If based on ARM11 architecture, it’d certainly be in good (if not wildly disparate) company: iPhone (original and 3G), the first two generations of iPod touch, all Amazon Kindles, Palm Pixi, a plethora of Nokia handsets, and… the Kin One and Zune HD. Two separate processors isn’t too far fetched, either, as the original DS had both a 67MHz ARM9 and a 33.5MHz ARM7 (quite an uptick, eh?). Digital Media Productions took credit for the GPU back in June, claiming its Pica200 would be the chip of choice. That’s got a maximum speed of 200MHz, which according to this rumor is being underclocked.

So, nothing that runs counter to the admittedly little we got via the 3DS’ FCC leak, and still nothing to keep the Tegra 2 hopeful in check (poor souls). Those with a need to know so passionate it runs through their very being will, as we said before, probably have to wait until it hits retail. And we should find out when that is next week.

Rumored Nintendo 3DS specs include two separate 266MHz ARM11 processors, 1.5GB storage originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint getting BlackBerry Curve 3G

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Today, Sprint announced that it too would carry the latest update to the BlackBerry Curve family, the Curve 3G. The specs of the device are identical to the handset available on a plethora of other carriers — 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BlackBerry OS 5 , optical trackpad, BlackBerry 6 ready — but Sprint’s offering will be priced $20 higher than CDMA rival, Verizon Wireless, at $49.99 with a 2-year contract. The device will be available via Sprint’s direct sales channels on September 26th and via the remaining sales channels on October 10th.

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Sprint getting BlackBerry Curve 3G

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Today, Sprint announced that it too would carry the latest update to the BlackBerry Curve family, the Curve 3G. The specs of the device are identical to the handset available on a plethora of other carriers — 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BlackBerry OS 5 , optical trackpad, BlackBerry 6 ready — but Sprint’s offering will be priced $20 higher than CDMA rival, Verizon Wireless, at $49.99 with a 2-year contract. The device will be available via Sprint’s direct sales channels on September 26th and via the remaining sales channels on October 10th.

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AT&T’s holiday lineup leaked, Galaxy Tab, WP7, Torch and more

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Engadget has been sent in a plethora of screen shots detailing what appears to be AT&T’s entire holiday lineup. The site details that the 7-inch, Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy Tab will debut on Ma’ Bell and will be shipping “prior to December.” AT&T will also be offering the Samsung Cetus — a Windows Phone 7 device — along with three other WP7 devices in time for the holiday buying season. News of two new, mysterious devices dubbed the Samsung Focus and the HTC Surround was also reported. Lastly, AT&T will launch that BlackBerry Torch 9800 in both white and red in the not-to-distant future. Sound of AT&T faithful, what on this list excites you most?

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