That Boxee client update we saw recently wasn’t the only thing brewing over at DVBLogic. It was part of a wider refresh of the company’s DVBLink products, including the final release of its Connect! server software that can stream live TV from a network-connected tuner out to Android, iOS and WP client apps with EPG and remote recording. Other improvements include the ability to connect up to eight virtual tuners to Windows Media Center, the promise of less painful WMC setup, as well as a DVBLink Remote API that will allow third parties to create clients for other devices. Check out the full PR for pricing and other details after the break.
Continue reading DVBLink v4 out of beta, brings live TV, EPG and remote recording on the go
DVBLink v4 out of beta, brings live TV, EPG and remote recording on the go originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 06 Oct 2011 20:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Is there still any lingering doubt that something big’s getting cooked up in Overland Park in time for October 2nd? We’ve already seen leaked screenshots showing that Sprint’s aiming to launch its CDMA-based Direct Connect service
that day, as well as a Sprint-backed vid of the Motorola Admiral
, the first smartphone to sport the new feature. Courtesy of SprintFeed
, another gem has been unearthed: the Direct Connect
-compatible Kyocera Duramax. Said to start at $100 with a two-year agreement, the rugged clamshell bears a great deal of resemblance to a large number of legacy iDEN handsets. It’s nothing to write home about, but it still sports the proper military specs to keep it protected, as well as a 3 megapixel camera and a non-slip surface. Anyone who isn’t looking for a smartphone but is in need of a Direct Connect device will want to keep a close eye on this one as we get closer to the day of destiny. Oh, and Sprint? The cat’s out of the bag — perhaps it’s time to make it real.
Kyocera Duramax is in the batter’s box, launching with Sprint Direct Connect October 2nd originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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That unnamed Motorola smartphone
coming this fall to help usher in Sprint’s new CDMA-based Direct Connect service? It appears to be the Admiral. If the name sounds familiar, its trademarked logo
actually appeared simultaneously with the Samsung Epic 4G Touch
. But it’s so much more
than a name now, thanks to a tipster who sent in an image of the device next to some well-detailed specs. The Admiral will likely be a portrait QWERTY
Android 2.3 device powered by a 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, and will feature a 3.1-inch VGA display, 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and a stellar 1,860mAh battery. Oh, and it’s a rugged phone that’s built according to 810G military specifications. If this truly is the mystery Motorola Direct Connect smartphone we’ve been waiting for, it’s bound to turn a few hard-hat-donning heads.
Motorola Admiral outed as mystery Sprint Direct Connect device, strikes a pose for the camera originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Sep 2011 01:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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An Ode to the Philips GoGear Connect 7:
It’s rumored to be launching soon,
Supposedly hitting shelves in June.
Instead of picking Honeycomb,
Philips decided to go it on its own.
Underneath its skin you’ll find Gingerbread,
We’d prefer an “entirely for tablet” OS instead.
There’s a front facing camera for video chat
And a “drawing area” — imagine that!
It’s got a 7-inch screen and microSD,
As for price and processor it’s wait and see.
Philips GoGear Connect 7 Android tablet launching in China soon? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 May 2011 19:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It’s been a while since we last saw Philip’s GoGear Connect PMP, and in the meantime it’s acquired a new look and a new flavor of Android. The new GoGear has gone from white to black, lost its trackball in favor of a capacitive touchscreen display, and exchanged the lowly Android 2.1 for Gingerbread. Like its competition from Samsung, the device also has access to the Android Market and all those apps that lesser PMPs lack. After getting some quality time with a prototype of the new device, we found the copper-colored buttons and speaker grill running along its right side to form an intriguing design, but the overall fit and finish — not to mention the lack of a backlight for the screen — demonstrated that it wasn’t quite ready for primetime. Luckily, there’s plenty of time to work out the kinks, as Philips has pegged a September debut for the 8GB and 16GB versions (at $179 and to-be-determined price points, respectively), and promised a 32GB iteration will come later. PR after the break.
Continue reading Philips GoGear Connect gets Gingerbread and some new threads, we go hands-on
Philips GoGear Connect gets Gingerbread and some new threads, we go hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Work At Home Jobs
Gostai, a company specialized in Artificial Intelligence solutions, is launching Jazz, its telepresence robot that can be remotely operated via a web-based user interface. The robot can be used for video conferencing, visiting a place or telesurveillance. Jazz can effectively patrol at night, thanks to its infrared camera, laser system and a map of its surroundings. In case of a security alert, the remote operator can take control of the robot in real time using a regular web browser and check on the situation. Check the complete feature list in the full post.
Jazz Security features:
- Jazz Security is equipped with a camera that detects motion and can be controlled by a person via a web-based interface
- Jazz Security record video while patrolling a place and send alerts via SMS or email in case of suspicious activities
- A Laser Range Finder will soon be proposed with Jazz Security. This powerful device allows the robot to build a map of the area where it stands, and then use this map to localize itself.
- Using this map displayed on the user’s screen, it is possible to setup waypoints that the Jazz robot will follow
- Random patrolling can be used as well, to avoid regular patterns that can be monitored by potential thieves
- Learn more on the product page http://gostai.com/security/
Jazz Connect features:
- Jazz Connect robot stands in a remote location and will serve as your personal avatar. It can move and perceive its surrounding with its embedded camera, speaker and microphone, and the user remotely controls Jazz Connect via a web browser from a computer, or a smartphone.
- Easy to use: the robot can connect itself to the Internet via a WiFi connection and it will be operated using a 3D pointer on the real-time image displayed on the web interface to indicate the direction to follow.
- An optional LCD screen (not in the product picture here) can display the user’s face during a video conference meeting, so that people know who is controlling Jazz Connect.
- The rotating head enables the robot to better (video-)capture the surroundings
Learn more on the product page: http://gostai.com/connect/
Jazz Icon features:
Learn more n the product page: http://gostai.com/icon/
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Gostai Jazz Robot at Your Service
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Hell. That’s what. Made famous by this year’s World Cup, the humble vuvuzela’s been tricked out to become the world’s most irritating burglar alarm. Seriously, you thought the vuvuzela’s sound was bad coming through your TV speakers? Watch this, below.
The UK’s Alarm Monitoring Company put the call out to customers, asking them to recommend ideas for the “Ultimate Alarm System.” The VuVutech 5000 has come out of that competition, and ruddy heck will it make your ears bleed. Someone needs to put an end to 2010′s fifth-most-tweeted-about subject, quick-smart. YouTube via Engadget
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What Do You Get if You Connect a Bunch of Vuvuzelas to Air Horns? Video
Of all the Atom-powered, Windows 7 tablets we’ve seen over the last year and a half (and boy have there been a lot!), the 11.6-inch ExoPC has been the one we’ve been waiting on. Sure, its specs are similar to the recently reviewed Tega v2 and CTL 2goPad — it’s also got a capacitive touchscreen, accelerometer, Atom Pinetrail processor and 2GB of RAM — but unlike the others the company has put some serious love into its Windows 7 software layer, which we’ve dubbed the Connect Four UI. ExoPC’s also preloaded the tablet with touch apps, built out its own app store and included a Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator to handle full 1080p video. You can clearly see why we’ve had high hopes for the ExoPC ever since we got to check it out at Computex, but does it live up to the promise and provide the more enhanced and finger-friendly Windows experience we’ve been looking for? And is the software stable and robust enough for the average consumer? We’ve spent the last week with the $599 tablet so read on to find out in our full review.
Continue reading ExoPC Slate review
ExoPC Slate review originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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