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Time Warner Cable’s tablet app available for Android, live TV streaming still iPad only

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

As promised, a Honeycomb compatible version of Time Warner Cable’s tablet app has arrived before the return of the NBA. Dubbed TWC TV in its Android iteration, v1.0 includes an integrated guide, the ability to act as a remote control, search TV listings, and schedule DVR recordings. So far it’s only promised to operate on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Xoom tablets, but the notes indicate it should scale to whatever Honeycomb slate you happen to have handy at the moment. The marquee live TV streaming feature is still on hold waiting for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich, but if what you need is a couch companion instead of a kitchen / bathroom TV screen it’s ready to go. Check out the Time Warner blog for more notes or just hit the Android Market link below to download it yourself.

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Engadget HD Podcast 276 – 11.29.2011

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Even with the holiday break, it’s been a busy week and we’ve got plenty to discuss including some long-awaited events, like a new HD guide from Comcast, the DirecTiVo, and SlingPlayer for Boxee Box. That’s not all however, since we’re just a week away from Microsoft’s latest assault on the living room with the new Xbox 360 dashboard, and with CES just over a month away rumors are heating up including news about Samsung and Google TV. We’ve also got our holiday shopping guide for 2011 to talk about, so check out that list and what we’re watching over the next week and add in your suggestions in the comments below.

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05:23 – Revamped Xbox 360 dashboard to launch on December 6th, Microsoft confirms
16:50 – Microsoft acquires VideoSurf, promises to bring better video search and discovery to Xbox Live
20:02 – Comcast shows off its new ‘Barcelona’ HD guide upgrade
25:07 – TiVo Q4 results bring first sub growth in years, DirecTiVo is imminent
30:32 – Samsung in ‘last-stage talks’ to use Google TV, will show off hardware after CES
32:46 – Blu-ray video encryption cracked using 0 kit
38:33 – SlingPlayer for Connected Devices is here, arrives first on Boxee Box
41:15 – Sky Sports dedicated F1 HD channel coming next season
44:10 – Engadget’s holiday gift guide 2011: HDTV and home theater
54:00 – Must See HDTV (November 28th – December 4th)

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Engadget’s holiday gift guide 2011: HDTV and home theater

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We’re well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we’re here to help you sort out this year’s tech treasures. Below is today’s bevy of curated picks, and you can head back to the Gift Guide hub to see the rest of the product guides as they’re added throughout the holiday season.

For a crowd-pleasing holiday gift, it’s hard to do better than a TV (or something that plays on or plugs into a TV), so naturally we’re here to help you out once again. Of course, this is an ever-changing industry segment, but we’ve got you covered — regardless of whether you need a flat panel or a projector. If you’re out shopping for someone that has (or wants to) cut the cable, or someone that has every channel, there’s something for you. Of course, we’d also recommend keeping a close eye on the tablet and gaming categories too, but companies like Roku, Samsung and Ceton are making sure you have all kinds of options dedicated purely to video. Give them a look after the break.

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Engadget’s Cyber Monday 2011 roundup

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Didn’t feel like brawling for two-dollar waffle makers at Wally World this past Black Friday? Don’t fret, because Cyber Monday is just a few hours away — there are literally only a few clicks between you and some awesome online deals. Best of all, you don’t even need leave your abode or bear lines in the cold. Just like we did for BF, we’ve spotted some deals in advance and thrown ‘em just past the break — sure, it’s only Sunday, but don’t tell that to the retailers whose sales are currently ongoing! Unless you want to miss out on some chances to save on the gadgets you’ve been pining for, join us past the break for our full rundown. And as usual, if you spot anything we’ve missed, be sure to let us know in the comments. Ready. Set. Save!

(pssst: Don’t forget to keep checking back, as we’ll be constantly updating this post with even more deals as we come across them!)

Update (6:45PM ET 11/28): Now with even more deals!

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Pure Contour 100Di pictures and hands-on

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Pocket-Lint: Pure has dominated the airwaves with its radio rich line up for quite a while now. The company has plentiful different products that offer all sorts of takes on the conventional radio….



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Sony 4K home cinema projector coming in January for £18,000

Monday, November 28th, 2011

You were so happy with that 1080p projection spread across your garage wall. But then you got up to fetch a beer and noticed horrible fingernail-sized pixels all over Johnny Depp’s mustache. The illusion promptly shattered and you realized it was time for an upgrade. An £18,000 (,000) upgrade, no less, which will render your Blu-rays bearable again by upscaling them to four times the resolution of Full HD and blasting them out at 2,000 lumens. We’ve seen the VPL-PW1000ES in action with 2D content from a PS3 and its ‘Reality Creation’ upscaling algorithm really does make a big difference, but if you absolutely insist on having native 4K video then you’ll currently need to budget an extra ,000 for a player. (Well, you insisted.)

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Sennheiser X320 gaming headset pictures and hands-on

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Pocket-Lint: If you take your gaming seriously then chances are you will have come across the idea of a proper headset before. Useful for cross game chat, as well as in game audio, they can be a…



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Bowers and Wilkins optimal resonance speakers geeky and sexy at the same time

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Born Rich: When UK Bowers & Wilkins create any new product, audiophiles know what to expect: great looks and mathematically precise sound. After showing their prowess in the world of high-end…



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Home Theater Deal: Pioneer VSX-1021-K Receiver: $299.99 (Airplay, 3D, HDMI)

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Amazon is offering Pioneer’s 3D-capable, HDMI switching home theater receiver for under 0.

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Engadget Distro Issue 15 tackles the Nook Tablet, HTC’s Rezound and your turkey hangover

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

What better way to spend this post-turkey day than curling up with a brand new edition of Engadget Distro? This issue we cover Barnes and Noble’s creatively named Nook Tablet, HTC’s stellar new smartphone, the Rezound, and Toshiba’s Ultrabook contender, the Portege Z835. We’re also serving up a piping hot dish of a Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Plus review and Ross Rubin’s lip-smacking Switched On, which explores HTC’s journey back to the feature. If that’s not enough to sate your geeky appetite, we’ve also got our latest installment of IRL. So belly up and download it now — this is one holiday treat that won’t go straight to your hips.

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Roku 2 XS 1080p Player with Angry Birds – $89.99

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Roku’s top of the line Roku 2 XS player with gaming remote and Angry Birds is currently being discounted – yes discounted! – on Amazon.com.

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Colorfly portable music player takes Hi-Fi on the road

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Gizmag: The smartphone has quickly become an essential part of modern living. It’s a powerful portable computer, a high resolution camera, and a mobile communications center. However, if…



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Navmii Navfree app free satnav arrives at Android destination

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Pocket-Lint: Navmii, the GPS app specialist, has come up with a free offering in the Android Market – bringing the popular iPhone app, Navfree, to the Google mobile OS. The Navmii Navfree app…



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Black Friday 3DTV Bundle: Sony 46″ KDL46NX720 1080p LED TV, 3D Starter Kit: $949.98

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Start your 3D TV setup off right, by saving on this package, which includes the Blu-ray 3D for Alice in Wonderland.

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Beats by Dr Dre Executive headphones unveiled

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

T3: Known for premium audio quality and design Beats By Dr Dre have gone for a more formal look this time catering for the minimalist in us all. Beats By Dr Dre have unveiled a brand-new addition to…



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TiVo Q4 results bring first sub growth in years, DirecTiVo is imminent

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

TiVoWhile many consumers are still waiting for something new from TiVo — finally enabling the second processor core on Premieres this weekend is a nice step, but how about more HD menus? — said company has found growth for the first time in four years by turning to a more traditional way to sell set-top boxes in the US. Yes, the growth is mostly thanks to six months of success with Virgin Media and other provider deals like the one with RCN. TiVo netted an additional 117,000 this quarter, bringing the total to just over 2 million and even more growth is expect in the coming months — despite the continuous drop in retail subscribers — thanks to the expected limited release of the DirecTiVo in December, with a more widespread release next year. This helped TiVo realize a 25 percent year-over-year growth in revenues, but still wasn’t enough to hold off a net loss, which came in at a cool 24.5 million for the quarter. You have to stop going down before you can go up, but more TiVos in more homes is a good thing for just about everyone involved.

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HDTV Deals: Samsung 46-inch LN46D630 1080p LCD: $797 Shipped

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

For a limited time, you can save 0 off the cost of this 46-inch LCD, which includes a full 1080p HD image and four HDMI inputs.

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WiFi Direct and DLNA get friendly, make streaming media a little bit easier

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Engadget: DLNA and WiFi Direct are both pretty sweet technologies on their own but, together, they offer the promise of simple, wireless media streaming without the need for that pesky router…



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Home Theater Deals: Polk RM705 5.1 Speaker System: $249.99 Shipped

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Amazon wants you to give the gift of surround sound, so they are slashing 9 off this complete 5.1 channel speaker package.

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Rushmore Blu-ray Review

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

This surprisingly understated comedy shines thanks to Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzmann and now a nifty HD audio/video presentation.

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SlingPlayer for Connected Devices is here, arrives first on Boxee Box (video)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Sling first expanded its SlingPlayer app to Facebook and Chrome a few days ago, and now the company is extending those streams to the TV (without a dedicated SlingCatcher or mobile device TV-out) with apps for connected devices. Today the company announced the Boxee Box app would be first out of the gate, arriving ahead of the promised Google TV version we’re also expecting. Interestingly, there does not appear to be a charge for the app (which runs on mobiles and tablets), so if you have a Slingbox Solo or Pro-HD and one of the green and black media streamers all you have to do is download and press play. We’ll give it a shot and let you know how it works, until then just press play on the demo video embedded above for a quick look.

SlingPlayer for Connected Devices is here, arrives first on Boxee Box (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Philips Fidelio AS851 review

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Pocket-Lint: If you were to head to the shops to buy an iPhone dock you would be spoilt for choice. There aren’t just dozens, there are hundreds, nay thousands to chose from. They range from pocket…



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Home Theater in a Box (HTiB) Deal: Yamaha YHT-S400 Soundbar, Receiver: $349.95

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

For a limited time, you can save 42 percent on this cool, compact home audio setup at Amazon.

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Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM

Monday, November 21st, 2011

It’s Monday, and almost as regular an occurrence as the day itself, we’re here to help by letting you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the break, then participating in the live chat as you listen in.

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JBL ships OnBeat Xtreme iOS dock with Bluetooth

Monday, November 21st, 2011

iPodNN: JBL has just announced it’s shipping the OnBeat Xtreme iOS device dock. It can hold the iPad or iPad 2 as well as the smaller iPhone and iPod touch in its rotating dock connector….



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Sony’s HMZ-T1 headset gets a DIY VR upgrade (video)

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Sony’s new HMZ-T1 headset may look like the virtual reality headset you always dreamed of back in the 1990s, but it’s not — at least, not out of the box. It’s simply a wearable 3D display, with none of the head-tracking capabilities necessary for a truly immersive experience. Of course, that little drawback isn’t going to stop the more DIY-minded individuals among us, one of whom has now paired the headset with a TrackIR 5 head-tracking device and demonstrated the results on YouTube. Check out some VR-ified World of Warcraft and Skyrim after the break.

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PlayStation Home lets friends watch free movies together now, UStream and radio next month

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Sony’s recently redesigned PlayStation Home project has always been about bringing online social experiences to the PS3 that mirror their real-world counterparts: hanging out in your apartment with friends, window shopping at the mall, Quincying. Now it can add one more notch to its virtual world experience belt by offering the ability to view full length movies for free, streamed by Sony’s Crackle network. If you’re a frequent user of Xbox Live’s Netflix Movie Parties this may sound like old hat (were we the only ones using that feature?), but now all PS Home users — in North America — can do social viewing with up to 60 users or private parties with up to 11 at a time. Crackle’s selection of movies and TV shows are available today, while live broadcast UStream events (Engadget podcast party anyone?) and musical stations provided by RadioIO are scheduled to debut in December. Press play on the video above for a quick preview or check after the break for a celebratory press release.

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HDTV Sale: 59-inch Samsung 1080p Plasma: $1199.99 Shipped (PN59D550)

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Amazon is slashing 0 off the price of this 59-incher, which offers a full 1080p HD image and 3D support.

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Yamaha intros BDX-610 Blu-ray home theater system

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Electronista: Yamaha has introduced its latest home theater system, the BDX-610, which pairs an A/V receiver with six speakers. The 5.1-channel receiver features a 3D Blu-ray player, along with a…



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Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World Blu-ray 3D Review

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Horrendous acting and bad special effects make will make you thankful that this journey is a short one.

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Orbitsound colours range for T12v3 soundbar and iPhone/iPod dock

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

T3: With winter on the horizon Orbitsound wants to brighten up the house in preparation, cue their new range of coloured fronts for the T12v3. Orbitsound have unveiled their Colours range of fronts…



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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Movie Review

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Artless and awkward, yet strangely satisfying — both for those who buy into the world of "Twilight", and those who just want to snigger.

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SlingPlayer for Facebook is okay, Chrome(book) compatibility is better

Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Ready to let the world know all about your most intimate TV-viewing habits? Good, because the SlingPlayer Facebook app is now available, and prepared to do just that. Once installed, the app allows Slingbox Solo or Pro-HD owners to manage their DVRs and watch their favorite live or recorded shows, all from the comfort of their own social network. The share button doesn’t automatically tie in with any kind of guide data, so friends don’t need to know you’re watching the Teen Mom reunion finale at the office — unless you want them to. The other big news from Sling is that its plugin finally supports Google’s Chrome browser (Mac version of FF8 is still a no-go, while Chromebooks can at least access a Flash stream now, but only via Facebook), so if you’ve been waiting for a way to ditch IE and FireFox then congratulations, your sometime is now.

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Early Black Friday TV Deal: LG 47-inch 3D-ready HDTV: $799.99, Free Blu-ray Player (47LW5300)

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Best Buy is offering the best price we’ve seen on this 3D bundle, but you’d better be quick!

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Google rolling out music purchases to some Android phones, Music app to Google TV

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Just as Google promised, the Android Market is now slinging the tunes on select devices. Our OG Incredible’s already received the update and we’ve received multiple reports from folks rocking HTC’s EVO 3D. Just to give it a spin, we downloaded Busta Rhymes’ Why Stop Now — one of many exclusive free tracks — and in seconds it popped up in our Google Music app. We’ve also received word that the Google Music app is now available for Google TV, allowing you to stream your music from the cloud. If you’ve been granted the ability to download your favorite tunes from the Android market, hit us up in the comments below and tell us what phone you’re hollering into.

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aTV Flash (black) leaves beta, grants your Apple TV media-playing super powers

Friday, November 18th, 2011
aTV Flash (black)

We’re definitely of the opinion that the dedicated devs who do all the heavy lifting so you can tweak and hack your pile of gadgets deserve a little something for their troubles. That being said, Firecore’s aTV Flash (black) is still going to be a tough sell at (now that it’s left beta). But, before you go, perhaps you’d like to know what that chunk of cash will enable your 2nd-gen Apple TV to do. For one, it blesses Cupertino’s hobby set-top with an all new media player that can open AVI, MKV, MP4, ISO and host of other file formats. There’s also an HTML5 browser for surfing the web and streaming media. Want more apps? How about a Plex client and Last.FM radio? Perhaps best of all, though, it allows you to play back files stored on a PC, Mac or NAS without the need for iTunes. Check out the video demo after the break.

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Bellflower Blu-ray Review

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The purity of Blu-ray ably preserves the visceral impact of Evan Glodell’s unsettling first film.

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Boxee Box Live TV dongle shipping for $49 in January 2012, pre-orders open today

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

No point in hiding in plain view, eh? Boxee has just affirmed that the leaked Live TV dongle is legit, and it’ll be splashing down on North American shores in January. The Boxee Box Live TV dongle will allow North American users to connect an antenna to their Box to watch channels like ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in HD with no monthly fee — assuming you’re close enough to an OTA tower to receive said signals, of course. Once equipped, a Box will be able to fetch content from the major networks, Vudu, Netflix and Hulu, though you may want to spring for that bolstered internet connection.

Boxee Live TV works with signals from HDTV antennas (using ATSC) or an unencrypted cable connection (using ClearQAM), and a portable antenna is included. Users who live out in the ‘burbs may want to consider something a bit beefier, and if you’re hoping to use this thing with something other than the Boxee Box… well, keep dreaming. In fact, Boxee has confirmed that even the forthcoming update of its Boxee software for Mac and PC won’t support the device, so you’ll be forced to pony up for D-Link’s hardware if you’re looking to party. There’s also no DVR function in sight (sort of defeating the purpose, given just how many TVs have tuners already), but hey — who knows what’ll roll out at CES. Pre-orders are available down in the source link, with claiming your spot in line.

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Digital downloads bring UltraViolet one step closer to being useful

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
UltraViloet digital downloads

The dream of being able to buy a movie once and watch it anywhere promised by UltraViolet still seems impossible, but adding digital downloads to Flixster does bring it one step closer. Of course being able to download and watch a handful of movies on a single movie application is far from anyone’s dream, but we supposed you have to start somewhere. If you had your hopes a simpler solution, though, you might also keep dreaming as the video after the break seems to show just how complicated one can make watching a movie. We suppose we’d be more excited if we’d just purchased Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and learned that we could now also watch it on our tablet or smartphone — now even if we aren’t connected to the internet — but perhaps like you, the final Potter installment isn’t exactly on the top of our must have movie list.

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WiFi Direct and DLNA get friendly, make streaming media a little bit easier

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
WiFi Direct

DLNA and WiFi Direct are both pretty sweet technologies on their own but, together, they offer the promise of simple, wireless media streaming without the need for that pesky router middleman. The Digital Living Network Alliance has officially incorporated WiFi Direct into its interoperability guidelines, which means you could soon be streaming movies and music between devices (like your laptop and smartphone) without connecting to a home (or public) network. And don’t forget, only one part of the equation needs to be WiFi Direct certified — so don’t worry that your aging computer doesn’t support it, as long as your smartphone does you’re golden. Check out the PR after the break.

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30 Minutes or Less Blu-ray Review

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Pizza delivery boy goes on the clock with 10 hours to rob a bank.

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Need Power for your Phone or Tablet? It’s in the Bag with Powerbag

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Powerbag’s line of stylish, functional briefcases, backpacks and more don’t just transport our gear, but also a couple of extra tankfuls of gas.

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VIA offers $89 processor and motherboard combo for custom HTPCs

Monday, November 14th, 2011

If you’re looking to craft a small form factor HTPC to an equally small budget, then VIA’s own-brand internals deserve some serious consideration. The company’s 1.4GHz dual-core Nano X2 CPU was recently put to good effect in Zotac’s ZBOX Nano VD01 and is now available as part of a DIY combo called the VE-900, which puts the processor on a compact mini-ITX motherboard alongside a VX900 dedicated media accelerator for smooth video handling up to 1080p. The board has a single PCI slot, room for up to 8GB of DDR3, two SATA pin headers and four USB 2.0 ports. The rear panel adds to this with HDMI and VGA video outs, three analog audio jacks, Gigabit LAN, four more USB 2.0 ports and other standard fare — but alas, it seems that the price tag won’t fetch you digital audio outs or USB 3.0. You’ll find a full PR and promo video after the break, plus some Nano X2 benchmarks at the More Coverage link.

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Scandyna Minipod Mk II stylish speaker rejigged inside

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Pocket-Lint: The original Scandyna Minipod has shifted 100,000 units worldwide according to the Danish company so it’s no surprise that the loudspeaker specialist is back for a second crack at…



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Biscotti Introduces Standalone High-Definition TV Phone

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Touted as the next generation of video calling, the little Biscotti TV Phone is a big deal for high-def communication.

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2012 London Olympics Super Hi-Vision broadcast coming to select US, Japan, UK locations

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

While Super Hi-Vision isn’t expected to bring its 7,680 x 4,320 resolution (16x more detail than your 1080p display, for those keeping count) home for several years, the NHK and BBC have confirmed it will be available for public screenings next year during the 2012 London Olympics. Screening dates have been arranged for three countries (Japan, UK, and US), and it appears domestic viewers will want to plan on visiting the Washington D.C. area next July / August to get a taste of the 33 megapixel video and 22.2 channel surround sound for themselves. Next year’s Games have already put extensive 3D coverage on the schedule and NBC has promised every event will be available for viewing live as it happens for the first time, so there’s plenty for everyone to look forward to. The only question now? Whether or not that silly false start rule can be changed so we don’t face the prospect of a men’s 100m dash final without Usain Bolt in it.

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Engadget Primed: HDTV technologies detailed, past and future

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day — we dig deep into each topic’s history and how it benefits our lives. You can follow the series here. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break down? Drop us a line at primed *at* engadget *dawt* com.

Like so many things in life, when it comes to high-definition televisions, size matters. So, too, does picture quality — we like watching the devil in crisp detail, after all. As the centerpiece of home entertainment systems, today’s flat big-screen HDTVs pull triple duty. They’re the preferred display when you’re braining zombies during a flesh-tearing PS3 game of Dead Island. They’re ideal for watching zombies (er, walkers) get brained on AMC’s hit The Walking Dead. And in terms of social status, big HDTVs serve notice that, yes world, you’ve arrived. So join us as we explore and demystify the acronym-filled habitat of HDTVs — and in the process maybe save your bank account from getting bitten.

In this installment of Primed, we’ll examine the two main breeds of flat-panel HDTVs, including a look at liquid crystal display and plasma technologies. We’ll also put screen size, resolution and frame rates under the microscope. We’ll wrap things up with a view of what’s on the high-def horizon and close out with a critical assessment of 3D HDTV. Strap yourselves in, couch jockeys, it’s time for Primed.

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Facebook SlingPlayer revealed, proves you can’t escape social networking (video)

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Add another future platform for SlingPlayer to the pile, as the company recently showed off this quick demo of streaming video through Facebook. While the old Sling.com streaming still works just fine, this one adds some new social features to the mix. That will let viewers share the shows and what they enjoy watching easily while not-so-coincidentally making sure their friends know they’re watching TV via Slingbox. There’s no word on when this will actually hit the OpenGraph’d streets, but so far it’s already in line behind players we’ve seen demonstrated but not yet released for Boxee and Google TV. Press play to check out the video and think back to a world where no one knew you were watching Law & Order for the eighth time today.

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LG might show off Google TV hardware at CES

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Turns out the Apple TV isn’t the only one to see rehashed rumors making the rounds, as Bloomberg has dredged up “people with knowledge of the project” to say LG could show off hardware featuring Google TV at CES 2012. Of course, slow-to-materialize new software apparently put a stop to LG, Sharp, and Toshiba’s plans at last year’s show, leaving Samsung and Vizio alone to bear the flag. Making the timing of this rumor conspicuous however, is news of Logitech sitting out the next round of Google TV, the aforementioned Cupertino project, and Sony’s promise of a “different kind of TV” floating around recently. Now that the Honeycomb update and Android Market access actually exist, Google’s next big task is securing more partnerships for content and hardware — we’ll find out how successful it’s been in January.

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Editorial: Why Apple isn’t releasing a TV

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The internet was ablaze upon the release of the Steve Jobs’ biography about a particularly interesting quote that seemed to reveal that Apple would release a TV. This is just as exciting a proposition as it was four years ago to smartphone users who dreamed that Apple would fix the mobile phone. But the fact is that Apple, and many others, have been trying to “fix” TV for years, and to date we are still stuck with hundreds of channels that have nothing on, a dozen remotes and a textbook example of how not to make a user interface. It seems, though, that people are ignoring another Jobs quote, from just over a year ago at All Things D, that seems to explain very plainly why Apple has yet to release anything more than a hobby. When asked about Apple and the TV market, Jobs’ reply showed how well-versed he was in the TV industry, but the choice quote was “it’s not a problem with technology, it’s not a problem with vision, it’s a fundamental go-to-market problem.” Jobs also explains that Apple made an iPhone and the iPad instead of a TV because there wasn’t a choice, “there was no way to get it to market.” So as much as we’d like to shed the chains that are channels and grid guides, as long as the monopolies that own the wires that run into our homes control the bits that travel over them, there just isn’t a way to change TV.

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JBL OnBeat Air for iPad, iOS devices now shipping

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

iPodNN: Following on from the earlier OnBeat speaker stand for the iPad 2, JBL has now added the OnBeat Air, essentially the same stylish speaker dock, now with added AirPlay for wireless connection…



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CES awards reveal new LG HDTVs, iOS AirPlay dock

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Electronista: The just-revealed 2012 CES Innovations Awards gave us a glimpse of what to expect from LG at this year’s CES show. They include three new HDTVs, including the 55-inch Cinema 3D TV…



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Engadget Distro Issue 12 — Now with more exclusive content!

Friday, November 11th, 2011

You asked and we answered. Engadget Distro Issue 12 is here, and it’s full of original content. We’ve got not one, not two, but three never-before-published features for you this week. Michael Gorman takes you on a tour of NASA’s next-gen spacecraft, Brad Molen goes behind the scenes at AT&T to reveal what it takes to make a smartphone, and analyst Ross Rubin makes his Distro debut to pose the question: What’s next for the nano? This week we’ll also bring you our Nokia Lumia 800 and Motorola Droid RAZR reviews and follow HotHardware’s Dave Altavilla in his ascent to geekdom. And last, but certainly not least, Box Brown gives you a healthy helping of iPad 3 rumors in the Distro comic. So, pick up that iPad or hit the PDF link below and get ready for a nice long read.

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Sony’s CEO is ready to launch a four-screen platform ‘that can compete with Steve Jobs’

Friday, November 11th, 2011

After announcing that it would completely revamp its struggling TV business after yet another quarter of financial setbacks, what’s next for Sony? CEO Howard Stringer tells the Wall Street Journal that R&D is focusing on a “different kind of TV set.” He didn’t specify whether he was talking about the company’s efforts with Google TV or any other technology, however he did note the “really well organized” beauty of the iPhone and said that after a five year quest to build a platform that would compete with Steve Jobs, it’s finally ready to launch. This all hinges on Sony’s ability to pull its four screens (phones, tablets, PCs, TVs) together with network services like Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited (and hopefully make those Qriocity-birthed offerings famous for something other than being a footnote in its hacking scandal). Sony has finally begun to acknowledge its weaknesses in software and providing a uniform user experience, we’ll probably find out more about how it plans to turn that around at CES 2012 in January.

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Geneva releases Model XS sound system inspired by vintage travel clocks

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Digital Trends: High-end audio engineers Geneva have released the Model XS, a compact travel-case speaker system with Hi-Fi acoustics and Bluetooth streaming. The Swiss engineers at Geneva Audio,…



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Rachel Cericola’s Top 5 Blu-ray Gift Picks

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Our littlest staffer gives her short list of high-def must-haves for the holiday season.

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Adobe abandoning Flash Player for TVs as well

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

And the white-flag waving continues. Shortly after announcing the painful death of Flash Player for mobile devices, Adobe is also stepping back from the platform on another major pedestal: television. In a statement to GigaOM, Adobe said that it would “continue to support existing licensees who are planning on supporting Flash Player for web browsing on digital home devices and are using the Flash Player Porting Kit to do so,” but that it felt the “right approach to deliver content on televisions is through applications, not a web browsing experience.” The broader efforts to bring Flash to connected HDTVs, Blu-ray players etc. were all part of its Open Screen Project — something the now-defunct Palm joined in 2009 — which was established in order to allow developers to craft a single Flash app and distribute it across a number of devices. A perfectly acceptable initiative in theory, but it seems that traction has been hard to come by. One has to wonder what this means for products in the Google TV family, which obviously rely on Flash Player to bring a “complete” browsing experience to the tee-vee screen.

In related news, HTML5 could not be reached for comment, but close friends have affirmed that “snickering” and “belly laughs” could be heard coming from his Los Angeles hotel room.

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Pioneer AR-HUD Car Navigation System

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Akihabara News: In 2012, Pioneer will release the AR Head-Up Display, a next-generation car navigation system. This display uses a laser projector and a concave half-mirror to superimpose maps and…



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The Change-Up Blu-ray Review

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

After this "comedy," stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman may want to consider changing up agents.

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Sony posts poor Q2 results, can a move into mobile stop the rot?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Pocket-Lint: Sony has just posted its Q2 earnings report and it doesn’t look great as the the electronics multinational blames the Thai floods, a rising Yen and poor sales of TVs and PCs….



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Blue Velvet Blu-ray Review

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

MGM commemorates Blue Velvet’s 25th birthday with the revelation of almost an hour of legendary lost scenes.

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Scrooged Blu-ray Review

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Blu-ray takes a little of the bah-humbug out of Bill Murray’s quirky perennial favorite.

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Martha Marcy May Marlene Movie Review

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A younger sister of the Olsen twins shines as a troubled young lady who has experienced some time down on the farm. However, the farm is more a Charlie Manson ranch than heartland.

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Logitech Mini Boombox: A palm sized Bluetooth speaker

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Pocket-Lint: It may not pack quite the punch of the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker but at a fraction of the cost, the Logitech Mini Boombox may be the answer for more financially-challenged…



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Canton your_Duo Hi-Fi system ditches the wires

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Pocket-Lint: If it’s confusing bad grammar and expensive Hi-Fi setup that you’re after then you’ve come to the right place, because Germany’s largest loudspeaker company, Canton,…



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HP embraces this 3D thing, outs 2311gt monitor and second-gen Wireless TV Connect (video)

Monday, November 7th, 2011
In case you haven’t noticed, HP’s really pushing this newfangled 3D thing right now. In addition to the TouchSmart 620, its first 3D desktop, the outfit just announced the 2311gt monitor, along with its second-generation Wireless TV Connect box, which now streams 3D content. Starting with the display, you’ve got a a 23-inch, 1080p panel that uses Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology to create 3D visuals by aligning every other row of pixels with the left or right eye. It’s a passive technology and indeed, we came away from our brief eyes-on with the impression that the 3D rendering isn’t as convincing as what you’ll get on the TouchSmart 620 and its active shutter glasses. Still, HP says when it comes to viewing there’s a sweet spot of 20 to 30 inches from the screen, and we have to admit we got the sharpest view from that vantage point. Also, HP threw in Cyberlink’s PowerDVD software for 2D-to-3D conversion, which makes this a potentially tempting deal. Moving on, the Wireless TV Connect box now streams 1080p movies in 3D, and HP claims to have lowered its latency, especially compared to Intel Wireless Display. Look for it in December with a 0 price tag. As for you, gamers, that 2311gt monitor will ring in at a reasonable 9 and go up for grabs mañana.

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Yamaha PDX-11 iPhone dock is designed to take (and play) the hits

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Gizmag: If you want to fill a room with the sound of the songs on your iPhone or iPod touch, there are currently a plethora of docking gizmos that will amplify the sound from your device’s…



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DuPont’s AMOLED HDTV tech licensed by… someone, will likely be used to build HDTVs

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

DuPont has wanted to bring AMOLED HDTVs to market since at least 2006, and now it appears they’ve found a partner to help make that happen. There’s no name given, but a “leading Asian manufacturer” (Samsung’s shown off the tech before and we figure it has some R&D cash to reallocate after dumping ZScreen) has apparently licensed the tech and, we assume, plans to put it to use. DuPont claims AMOLED HDTVs will be better than current LCDs in pretty much every way (color, contrast, response speed, viewing angle, power efficiency), as long they actually ever go on sale. Given the timing, we’re hoping there will be something to see come CES time so we can find out if 2012 will finally be OLED’s year. The press release is after the break, along with a quick video showing where AMOLED’s come from: First, a slot coat HIL and primer layers have to love each other very, very much…

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Movie Review

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

The third Harold & Kumar movie may have more in common with "A Christmas Story" than "Bad Santa", as the real goal is not so much finding a White Castle as finding an old friend.

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Motorola Corvair 6-inch Android 2.3 tablet outed, destined for the home automation set?

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

There are plenty of WiFi-connected remote control apps for tablets, dongles for IR control and even an IR blaster built into Vizio’s tablet, but here’s a Motorola slab purpose-built for the coffee table. The Verge has received several pics of the Motorola Corvair (and its packaging), a “dedicated controller for the connected” …something, which is apparently in testing with unnamed cable companies right now. It’s a 6-inch tablet running Android 2.3, that the box shows working as a remote control and apparently mirroring its display on the TV screen. Other notes indicate it’s optimized for low cost, packs a healthy 4,000mAh battery, and can communicate with other devices via IR or Zigbee’s RF4CE spec (where’s Android@Home?). That would line it up perfectly to tie in with home automation systems like the one Motorola and Verizon just launched, as well as potentially provide a sweet platform for content discovery. The only downside? Unless Moto goes against type, this will probably never see retail and we’ll have to wait on our cable company to figure out a way to charge extra for one and slap their own ugly software on it — here’s hoping that’s not the case.

Motorola Corvair 6-inch Android 2.3 tablet outed, destined for the home automation set? originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 05 Nov 2011 16:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Peter Jackson reveals the Red Epic secrets behind The Hobbit (video)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Diet and filmmaking legend Peter Jackson’s given us another insight into the making of the Hobbit movies, and this time he’s talking about his envious collection of tech. Filming with no less than 48 Red Epic cameras at 48fps in full 5k resolution might sound fantastic, but it hasn’t all been a bed of cotton candy. Two 3D cameras need to be mounted at the same “interocular” (the inch-or-so distance between your eyes) which is impossible given the size of the Epic and its lenses. The team had to hire specialist firm 3ality to build a rig where one camera shoots the action and the other is pointed vertically at a mirror. Those who would love to shoot with an Epic should also beware that the cameras naturally desaturate the action to such an extent that the makeup, costume and set design teams have to over-color everything to look natural in post production. For more interesting facts, head down past the break to catch the video in full, and try not to imagine how many years bad luck you’d get if you broke one of those mirrors during a key scene.

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More than half of new HDTV owners are shunning 3D

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Digital Trends: With the majority of consumer electronics manufacturers supporting 3D with new releases of high definition television sets, it appears that consumers still aren’t convinced…



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RED makes the Scarlet DSMC official, 5K stills and 4K video for $9,750

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

It’s been quite a day for all you cine-philes out there. First Canon outed its pair of EOS Cinema cameras, and now RED has finally released the Epic’s baby sister Scarlet. Scarlet packs a similar punch as her older brother, so she can shoot 5k (5120 x 2700) resolution stills at 12fps, or shoot your next cinematic masterpiece in 4K at 25fps. The d Scarlet also can use all of the Epic’s accessories and comes with a Canon mount so you have plenty of glass to choose from, too. Best of all, Scarlet can be all yours for the low price of ,750. That’s right, for the price of a used Honda Civic, you can shoot video that essentially looks as good as those made by pros like Peter Jackson and John Shwartzman. We’re about to get our hands on one, so stay tuned for our first impressions.

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Samsung, RealD pact for ZScreen passive glasses 3D TVs falls apart

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Back at CES, Samsung’s business display unit and RealD announced a deal to build passive glasses compatible 3D TVs with sharper resolution than FPR, since the active shutters are built into the screen itself. Turns out, that promise won’t be fulfilled. In its Q2 earnings report released yesterday, RealD confirmed that the agreement fell through since Samsung’s “initiative to manufacture panels… is not being pursued.” RealD did say it’s decided to explore “other potential partners,” for the ZScreen technology but it has yet to offer any specifics. Equally ambiguous are the factors that led to the Samsung schism, though RealD CEO Michael Lewis told reporters that the Korean manufacturer simply “had a recent management change, reviewed all their projects and decided not to go forward.” He added, however, that his company remains “bullish on the technology.” Samsung, for its part, has yet to comment on the story.

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Logitech Rocks Bluetooth Devices with Mini Boombox

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

This speaker/speakerphone combo can rock out and even make calls from almost any Bluetooth-enabled device.

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Network Streaming Apps and Wireless Networking Remain Key Features for HDTV Makers, Says DisplaySearch

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The market research and consulting firm says that the number of network-enabled HDTVs will hit 155 million by 2015.

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Sony posts $350 million loss in Q2 earnings report, forecasts full-year loss

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Sony‘s Q2 earnings have just come in and, as you might guess, they’re not particularly glowing. A few days after announcing plans to buy out Ericsson’s stake in Sony Ericsson, the manufacturer posted a quarterly loss of ¥27 billion (6 million) today, compared with a net income of ¥31.1 billion during the same quarter last year. Last quarter, the firm posted a net loss of ¥15.5 billion, or about 0 million. Sony attributed much of this decline to a stronger yen, lower TV sales and recent flooding in Thailand, which has disrupted its supply chain. On this basis, the company lowered its full year forecast, predicting a net loss of ¥90 billion (.2 billion), compared with a net profit of ¥60 billion that it had previously expected. It appears, then, that Sony’s TV division is primed to post an annual loss for the 8th straight year, which would certainly explain those plans for a forthcoming shakeup. Find the full report at the source link, below.

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Amazon Black Friday Store Opens Early

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The online retailer is kicking off the holiday shopping season (and bargains) a bit early this year.

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