Ever wanted to soar majestically through the clouds? Good news, freedom from your earthly ties is a 5.3-inch display and S Pen away. All that and more in the Galaxy Note ad after the break — though as we can attest, the whole creating beautiful landscapes thing isn’t quite as easy as Samsung’s simulated images make it out to be. No one ever said freedom was simple.
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New Samsung Galaxy Note ad: freedom’s just a stylus away (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
You’ve probably flown the friendly skies surfing along intermittent WiFi, but a hopper flight with the same amenities? Not until now. Delta’s continuing its commitment to in-flight WiFi by rolling the service out to its regional jets. Hailing it as a first for its “two-class regional fleet,” the airline plans to add 250 Delta Connection jets to the 560 plus roster of currently internet-enabled planes. The carrier’s inaugural service flight took off from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and treated passengers to free WiFi courtesy of a complimentary 30-day Gogo pass. Now, instead of catching up with those long lost Zzzs and arm wrestling with your aisle frenemy, you can keep up with the Kardashians or relive the Pan Am nostalgia on your cruise through the clouds. Jump past the break to read the company’s celebratory spiel for yourself.
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Delta intros WiFi-enabled regional jets, Christina Ricci absent from flight launch originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Last week, Microsoft quietly confirmed that cloud data stored on its European servers can still be handed over to American investigators — and the EU is none too pleased about it. As it turns out, the revelation has shed new light on a fundamental conflict between US law and the EU’s Data Protection Directive — an edict requiring that companies notify consumers whenever sharing their personal information. The bi-lateral Safe Harbor agreement calls for similarly strict protocol, but under the Patriot Act (which trumps all else), companies like Microsoft could be forced to hand over private data without informing targeted individuals. In response, some members of the European Parliament are calling upon legislators to take action and to implement safeguards that can’t be overridden by third-party governments. It remains to be seen whether or not this leads to any new laws or transatlantic tensions, but if we’ve learned anything, it’s that Europeans take their clouds very seriously.
Microsoft’s Patriot Act admission has the EU up in arms originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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This week is all about stuff we knew was happening actually happening: we got a big ol’ slice of Apple pie raining down from the clouds, a new way to control your Nintendo fever, and…a bunch of not-so-exciting news from the folks who bought you Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Notepad. Join Tim, Darren, and Brian as they recount their journeys through piles of press conferences and trade shows here — on the Engadget Podcast.
Host: Tim Stevens
Guests: Brian Heater, Darren Murph
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Got My Mind Set On You
03:55 – WWDC 2011 liveblog: Steve Jobs talks iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!
06:27 – OS X Lion launching in July for $29.99, Lion Server to run $49.99
12:39 – Apple turns iOS ‘PC Free’ with OTA updates and wireless sync
19:11 – Apple unveils iMessage, its BBM competitor, at WWDC
22:24 – Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match
30:05 – Live from Microsoft’s E3 2011 keynote!
31:00 – Kinect support explodes, EA Sports, Mass Effect 3, and more hop on board
31:30 – Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 UI has Bing voice search across Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and live TV
32:52 – Kinect Star Wars hands-on: Engadget and Joystiq get in touch with the Force
34:11 – Sony’s PlayStation Vita official: $249 for WiFi, $299 for 3G
35:00 – Sony’s PlayStation Vita: first hands-on impressions
37:43 – Live from Nintendo’s E3 2011 keynote!
39:05 – Nintendo admits its Wii U highlight reel was spiced up with PS3 and Xbox 360 footage
40:00 – Nintendo Wii U console eyes-on
41:50 – Nintendo Wii U controller, first hands-on! (video)
47:33 – Hyperkin SupaBoy portable SNES console hands-on (video)
50:24 – Listener questions
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Engadget Podcast 243 – 06.10.2011 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 10 Jun 2011 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Google’s headed ever deeper into the clouds this year with a new function for Google Docs: video playback. As of this week, users can upload videos (up to 1GB) in a supported format, and make them available for viewing in Google Docs. As with the previous video sharing set up, you can still download video, including previous versions. Google engineers have warned of excessive processing time, but once videos are up, viewing is as easy as clicking play — and having a Flash player, of course. We’re not entirely sure what the advantage is over Youtube, but we’re on board for anything that lets us share our love of creepy robot workout videos with our coworkers.
Google Docs introduces video player, yet another way to kill time in the office originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.