Couldn’t stay awake for Samsung and Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich event? Fear not, because we were there, documenting and analyzing every second of it on the internet. You can either re-live the magic at our Homeric liveblog
, or check out the links below to get educated and up to speed.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Galaxy Nexus, Ice Cream Sandwich roundup: specs, details and insight, oh my! originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Instapaper, the internet equivalent of a bookmark, has been given a top-to-toe makeover for its latest outing on the iPad. Fear not, your reading materials remain easy to read (and ad-free), but version 4 has now been smoothed over with a thick layer of tablet gloss. Navigation is all done through a bar on the left, and remains available for prodding as you read through your article selection. The upgrade also adds a subscription option for searching all your previous reads, as well as better social skills, with the ability to pick up and store articles and posts shared by your Twitter buddies — ensuring that you’ll probably never run out of reading material again.
Instapaper gets iPad refresh: more friends, more reading originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 03:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
With barely a few weeks before the phone giant’s annual hurrah, Nokia World, kicks off in London, details have leaked of a new phone possibly winging its way to the Finnish faithful. According to MyNokiaBlog, the 710 is slightly longer and wider than the MeeGo-powered N9, with a 1.4GHz Cortex A8 processor, a 3.7-inch TFT screen and a five megapixel camera topped with some 720p video-capture frosting. All these details were swiftly pulled from the site, but not before the blog managed grab the screenshot above. A Nokia 710 also made a brief appearance on Occasional Gamer, which registers phone use on WP7 games. Most of the details match up with the Nokia Sun we saw earlier this month, though there are some inconsistencies — is it TFT or AMOLED? We’re hoping for the latter. It’ll be a few weeks before Nokia has anything official to say, but whatever it is, it’s going to have to wow us. The competition’s never been tougher.
Nokia 710 spotted on developer site, probably not running ‘Internet Tablet OS 2008 Edition’ originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Well, that was quick. Mere hours after holding a press conference stating that it didn’t know when BlackBerry users would have their BBM, internet, and email working again, services have begun to come back online. Apparently email is up across the globe, as is BBM and web browsing, though EMEIA service providers in Latin America are still experiencing issues. There is, naturally a considerable backlog of messages to get through, but the good news is that all the BlackBerry bits and bites are flowing freely once again. Hit the source link to get the news straight from the horse’s mouth.
RIM recovers, BlackBerry services coming back online originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Do you have Verizon broadband and an overwhelming desire to dim your lights remotely and spy on the kids while you’re out on a date? Verizon’s mew Home Monitoring and Control service lets internet subscribers add Motorola’s Z-Wave-based 4Home automation system to their existing package, enabling access to networked cameras, light controls, smart thermostats and door locks. With the $10 monthly service, you can monitor a collection of wireless cameras, unlock doors for family members or guests, or adjust the thermostat using a web-connected tablet or smartphone. The basic Home Monitoring Kit will run you $70, and includes a wireless camera and single light control. A $170 Energy Control Kit swaps the wireless cam for a connected thermostat and Energy Reader, while a $220 Home Monitoring and Control Kit includes all of the above. Door locks, window sensors and additional cameras are sold a la carte, making a complete system a rather pricey proposition. Jump past the break for a handful of man on the street customer testimonials (spoiler alert: they love it!).
Continue reading Motorola and Verizon team up for Z-Wave monitoring service, let you control your home as you roam
Motorola and Verizon team up for Z-Wave monitoring service, let you control your home as you roam originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Looks like Prime Minister David Cameron’s not content with just shuttering the internet
during social unrest (whilst condemning others who do the same
). He’s declared that four of the UK’s biggest ISPs have entered into an opt-in system for adult material. The move is backed by the Mothers Union but has been flatly denied by the ISPs, who insist they’re offering McAfee parental controls with new signups rather than Government-level web filtering
. (Probably a massive let down to those eagerly waiting to delegate their parental responsibilities.) Of course, given the flaky nature of web filtering, any sanguine word that contained an expletive (the word “arsenal”, for example) could be impossible to access until you had an awkward conversation with someone over the phone.
UK Gov wants opt-in system for adult material, imagine a boot stamping on a trackpad, forever originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Initially, T-Mobile’s Bobsled brand simply offered a way to VoIP call your Facebook friends for free but with that angle sufficiently covered, it has moved on to wider access. Starting today it supports dialing out to mobile and landline numbers in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico right from their desktop browser. Also new are free apps for Android and iOS devices, however those are still limited to calling your Facebook friends (and enemies.) Still not quite sure what all this newfangled internet telephone business is? Check out the video demo above and press release embedded after the break.
Continue reading Bobsled by T-Mobile’s free VoIP magic now available via browser, Android or iOS
Bobsled by T-Mobile’s free VoIP magic now available via browser, Android or iOS originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 01:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Google takes steady aim at web programming with Dart originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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 inquiry is coming to us from Doug, who seems pretty fed up with those troubling WiFi dead zones in his abode. If you’re looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
“I have a Wireless-N router, but it had to go in the basement. As a result, there are a few areas that get little or no signal in my home. What can I do to fill those deadspots?”
So, networking gurus of the world — what’s your repeater setup like? We’re aiming for something simplistic, something that a consumer could toss together without having to hire the equivalent of a Geek Squad. Any swell repeater / router recommendations for a brother in need?
Ask Engadget: best WiFi repeater setup for killing wireless dead zones? originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 08 Oct 2011 22:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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If your work environment consists of coworkers constantly yelling “venti half-caf red eye” across the “office,” then you’ll be pleased to know that Starbucks has made it faster and easier to get online. By extending its free
one-click two-click WiFi service to 650 stores in the UK, over caffeinated Brits will now be able to access gratis internet without having to sign up for a Starbucks Rewards card — a former requirement on the coffee conglomerate’s BT Openzone network. Now, if we could only find a chair…
Continue reading Starbucks brews up free, two-click WiFi in the UK
Starbucks brews up free, two-click WiFi in the UK originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 Oct 2011 22:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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