Monthly Archives: December 2011

Coby to intro five Ice Cream Sandwich slates at CES, satiate your budget tablet cravings

Not prepared to pony up for the ICS-ready Transformer Prime? No worries, Coby has five alternative flavors, each offering its own helping of Android 4.0. The quintet of tablets bear the same model number format as the outfit’s Kyros tablets, … Continue reading

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Not so much …

This the only Verizon Galaxy Nexus post we intend on doing today, unless actual news breaks. But it was just too good to pass up. This store in Memphis, Tenn., apparently didn't get the message. Either that or it has … Continue reading

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Motorola’s Droid Xyboard tablets go up for sale at Verizon, prices start at $430 (update: in stores on December 12th)

Motorola’s pair of Droid Xyboard tablets has finally gone up for order on Verizon’s site this morning, fulfilling the promise that Big Red made earlier this week. The 8.2-inch version is now available with 16GB of storage for $430, or … Continue reading

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Security firm RSA attacked using Excel-Flash one-two sucker punch

It has emerged that the underlying cause of RSA’s SecurID gaffe was the recently-reported zero-day vulnerability found in Adobe’s Flash Player. The exploit, which used specially-crafted Flash embedding in Excel spreadsheets, was first reported on March 15 and has since … Continue reading

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Rumor: Next iPad coming in February with Retina display?

Take this one with a 9.7-inch grain of salt, but according to Citi analyst Richard Gardner, Apple has overcome all technical hurdles and will be releasing the iPad 3 in February sporting a full 2048×1536 Retina display. According to “several … Continue reading

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Deal of the Day ? 27? Planar 1080p LCD Monitor

Today?s LogicBUY Deal is the 27? Planar (PX2710MW) 1080p LCD monitor for $219.99.  Features:  2ms response time, 1200:1 contrast ratio, built-in stereo speakers, thin black bezel, more. $469.99  ? $250 off coupon code  =  $219.99 with $28 shipping (based on … Continue reading

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Engadget Distro Issue 17 takes a bite out of Android Ice Cream Sandwich — get your om nom on!

No matter how you feel about Roboto, there’s no denying the anticipation that’s built up around the latest overhaul of the Android operating system. In this week’s issue of Distro, Brad Molen gives you the sweet lowdown on Mountain View’s … Continue reading

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Tapping Your Smartphone to Stay Fit

One of the most-used leisure-oriented apps on my Android smartphones has been Google’s free My Tracks. The app brilliantly measures data related to hikes and bike rides via the GPS radio. It tracks distance, speed, time, elevation, grade and so … Continue reading

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In-app payment support arrives on Android

Right on cue, Google has launched in-app payment support for Android applications. Developer testing began last week, and now many popular apps — like the ones pictured above — can begin charging users for add-on functionality, content, or whatever the … Continue reading

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Australian High Court just says no to Apple appeal, Samsung breathes a sigh of relief

First, Apple got Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from Oz, then Sammy got the temporary injunction lifted. Undaunted, Apple vowed to appeal the Korean company’s victory to the High Court of Australia, and today, The Register reports that the court … Continue reading

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Big Ups to Jawbone For Doing Right By UP Customers [Jawbone Up]

Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman addressed the problems surrounding its UP bracelet (some of which had a tendency to die) with a dramatic unconditional guarantee today. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/h-aQAquQZJE/big-ups-to-jawbone-for-supporting-up Elpida Memory Emc Fidelity National Information Svcs. Fiserv

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Microsoft launches AnswerDesk online, brings tech support to your basement apartment

Love getting others to fix your computer, but hate the nuisance of putting on pants and leaving your house? Great news! Microsoft has launched an online version of its in-store AnswerDesk tech support, letting customers get the help they need … Continue reading

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Slowbizz Wants to Help Bands Play Your Living Room [Music]

If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing musicians perform in someone’s home, you should try it some time. The beer is cheaper, the bathroom line shorter, and the audience (usually) more familiar. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/7zeD1-a3AJk/slowbizz-wants-to-help-bands-play-your-living-room Salesforce Com Saic Rockwell … Continue reading

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Survival Lab is a fun pixelated game where dying doesn’t matter

In most games, dying is a bad thing. You have to start all over again, or at least revert to the last save point and lose some progress. Not so in Survival Lab: in this pixelated gem you play as … Continue reading

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Kobo Vox review

Kobo has long been happy to position itself as the underdog in the e-reader race, a spin that’s based on more than a few grains of truth. After all, what else should this small Canadian company call itself after years … Continue reading

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Samsung wins Galaxy Tab fight in Australia

In the great battle of Apple v. Samsung, Apple has now lost the battle in Australia. The High Court of Australia has ruled that Apples case lacks merit, meaning Samsung is now in the clear to sell the tablet as … Continue reading

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Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro

It’s not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven’t seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now … Continue reading

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Windows 8 to feature adaptive Aero colorization, get it now on Windows 7

While we’ve still yet to see anything truly Earth-shattering, the tandem of Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott continues to churn out insight about interesting new features they’ve discovered in Windows 8 milestone 3. The latest discovery is that Aero in … Continue reading

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Meizu MX hangs out with the M9, Xiaomi Phone, Nokia N9 and many more friends

What better way to welcome a new boy in town than just a quick hands-on with it? Well, how about throwing a mini phone party for the Meizu MX? We just so happened to have a stash of phones with … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson The Experience HD: Just Beat It [App Of The Day]

I don’t care who you are, at some point in your life you have moonwalked while singing a Michael Jackson song. Now Michael’s joined the app world in a new rhythm game. Exploitation or fitting homage? You decide. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Social Video Sharing iOS App Klip Ups The Personalization In New Version

Klip, a mobile app that allows users to capture, share, discover and view mobile videos, is releasing a new version of its iOS app with new suggested recommendations, SMS functionality and more. Klip, which launched in September, is focused is … Continue reading

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Ask DLS: Cross-platform multiplayer games that work on Android and iOS

Here’s one for our knowledgeable commenters: I recently bought my girlfriend an iPad. I, on the other hand, own an Android device. And now we’re looking for games we can play using both devices. There’s no dearth of multiplayer games … Continue reading

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Google shows off Ice Cream Sandwich features — including on tablets — at LeWeb

Youtube link for mobile viewing Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt took an hour this week at LeWeb 11 in Paris. And leading off his keynote was none other than Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There's not a lot there we haven't … Continue reading

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Broadcom Offers 10-Year Battery Life for Bluetooth Keyboards

What are the things that annoy you most about Bluetooth? If you answered “poor battery life, and pairing,” then Broadcom has some good news. It is already making a chip that will allows keyboards to last for ten years on … Continue reading

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First Firefox 6 build next week, Firefox 7 by May, and aurora channel introduced

Mozilla’s Engineering Project Manager, Christian Legnitto, has detailed the release schedule for Firefox 5, 6 and 7. If all goes to plan, Firefox 6.0a1 will be released next week, April 12, and Firefox 7.0a1 in the middle of May. The … Continue reading

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Flipboard Launches a New iPhone App

Flipboard is taking its celebrated iPad magazine and shrinking it down so you can take your page flipping, graphics-filled social media experience with you on your iPhone, everywhere you go. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/12/flipboard-iphone-app/ Fiserv Google Grupo Iusacell Harris

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Jetbus is a retro-tastic physics game, with a bus

Once upon a time, there used to be a DOS game with a caveman and a human powered helicopter. The caveman would shuttle around the screen, madly trying to get customers to where they wanted to go. Jetbus is not … Continue reading

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Logitech Revue’s Honeycomb update rolling out now

Both Logitech and Google have come out this morning with statements that the hotly anticipated Google TV update is rolling out to the Revue starting today.  Revue owners have had to wait what seems like a lifetime since the Sony Google … Continue reading

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Amazon will give you $5 if you use its Price Check app this weekend

No joke, it really will. All you have to do is walk into a retailer this Saturday, whip out your smartphone and use Amazon’s Price Check app to collect price data on in-store items. In exchange, the company will offer … Continue reading

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Altaro Hyper-V Backup beta launched, only 250 places available

This one’s for the sysadmins in the audience: Altaro, makers of our favorite “time machine for Windows” back solution, OopsBackup, have just announced a new product entering beta called Hyper-V Backup. It’s a backup solution for virtual machines running on … Continue reading

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Eric Schmidt: ‘Android will be bigger than iOS’

Eric Schmidt was addressing the crowd at Le Web in Paris and recounted a tale when an Android user asked why apps were often written for iOS first, and then ported over to Google’s OS. His response? “My prediction is … Continue reading

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Cloud Girlfriend will use a swarm of females to satisfy men

Cloud Girlfriend, despite what it sounds like, doesn’t really have anything to do with cloud computing. Rather, it uses a cloud of women to pose as your girlfriend on Facebook, or your favorite social network of choice. The service is … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs biography officially the #1 selling book on Amazon for 2011

The official biography of Steve Jobs authored by Walter Isaacson has made its way to number one among books sales from Amazon for the entirety of 2011, despite being released late in the year. Originally slated for release in 2012, … Continue reading

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Awesome NASA Video Captures What Looks Like an Alien Spaceship [Video]

A camera on board NASA’s STEREO A satellite seems to have captured video of an unknown object that looks like an actual spaceship. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/F1hH02nidRc/has-nasas-satellite-captured-an-unidentified-object-near-mercury Lam Research Liberty Global Lm Ericsson Logitech International

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Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game

Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you’re hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can … Continue reading

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Live the Life of a College Cheerleader Through Her Eyes [Video]

Wanna know what it feels like to be a cheerleader? Sure you do! Thanks to an LSU cheerleader who attached a GoPro camera to her head while performing her usual round of stunts, jumps, twirls and chants, you finally can. … Continue reading

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First Firefox 6 build next week, Firefox 7 by May, and aurora channel introduced

Mozilla’s Engineering Project Manager, Christian Legnitto, has detailed the release schedule for Firefox 5, 6 and 7. If all goes to plan, Firefox 6.0a1 will be released next week, April 12, and Firefox 7.0a1 in the middle of May. The … Continue reading

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Facebook Timeline Rollout Starts Today, First In New Zealand

Facebook has announced that it will begin rollout of Timeline, starting with New Zealand. If successful there it will release the profile redesign elsewhere. The country was likely picked because it speaks English, which eases feedback processing, and isn’t as interconnected … Continue reading

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UXPin Instantly Converts Photos Of Offline User Experience Prototypes Into Digital Wireframes

Bootstrapped Polish startup UXPin is about to revolutionize the user experience design process. Typically, building a project requires a steady hand, paper and pencil prototyping, and then a redundant, painstaking manual conversion of offline designs into digital wireframes. It’s slow … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Check-In Edition

MConcierge rolls out Guest Relationship Management solution for hospitality sector Art Lebedev Studio? Optimus Mini Six Hits Production, Will Land On Desks Later This Year Whiteboard Wall Clock Is Minimal And Practical The Nissan Leaf Review: A Fun And Practical … Continue reading

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Engadget HD Podcast 277 – 12.06.2011

We’ve been talking about initiatives with the potential to change how we watch TV and now, one of them is finally ready to launch. We spent a lot of time going over Microsoft’s new dashboard for the Xbox 360 and … Continue reading

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FBI Agent Playset—For Teaching Kids That the Most Important Part of Law Enforcement Involves Beatings and Restraints [Wtf]

It’s funny, when I was a kid there was a huge move away from realistic toy guns—and playing “guns” in general. Now apparently the pendulum has swung back: you can buy your kid a 15-plus-inch toy baton and handcuffs for … Continue reading

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First molybdenite IC delivers silicon-crushing, chip-shrinking, graphene-blasting action

Never heard of molybdenite? We’re not shocked. Its not nearly as hyped as graphene or quantum dots, but it could be the key to smaller, bendable microchips. The problem with silicon is that, in layers less than two nanometers thick, … Continue reading

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Adblock Plus developer pokes holes in Mozilla’s new add-on performance tests

Wladimir Palant, developer of the most popular add-on in the world, Adblock Plus, is also an active contributor to the Planet Mozilla blog community. Over the last few days, in response to Mozilla’s new name and shame list of slow … Continue reading

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Microsoft delays Windows Phone launch in China until next year

Next week will mark the one-year anniversary of Microsoft’s declaration that Windows Phone 7 would come to China during the second half of 2011, but the company has officially stated that it’s not going to make the December 31st deadline. … Continue reading

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