US Cellular’s been promising a WP8 handset for quite some time now, and it looks like the company’s about to deliver exactly that. As you might recall, US Cellular’s last Windows Phone offering was the entry-level ZTE Render which ran WP7.5 (Tango). We recently obtained promo materials for an ATIV Odyssey with US Cellular branding. This Samsung device, which is currently available on Verizon, packs a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage (with microSD expansion), LTE and NFC support, plus a five-megapixel autofocus camera with flash. While none of this is official (yet), we fully expect US Cellular to make a proper announcement real soon now. Until then, check out the gallery below for some of the aforementioned promo material.
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South Korea’s LG Electronics has beaten country rival Samsung and all others in the race to bring a large screen OLED TV to market. LG will start taking orde…
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Before the release of Star Wars in March 1977, Lucasfilm wasn’t sure if the film would be a success. The studio restricted its opening to just 37 theaters across the whole of the US, including the Coronet in San Francisco, which was the only screen showing the movie for 50 miles. While Lucasfilm’s initial plans were limited, the film had captured the public’s imagination even before its release. When the film opened, the Coronet’s 1,350 seats were filled for every showing — ensuring that over the next few decades it became known as “the Star Wars‘ theater.” Despite its huge screen, modern sound system, and cult appeal, the theater closed in March 2005 and was demolished two years later. Paying tribute to Star Wars opening weekend at…
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Early last week, Daft Punk's highly anticipated and fiercely guarded fourth album leaked online.
But almost immediately afterward, Daft Punk released an official, high-quality stream of the full album on iTunes. When faced with the option of a low-quality, hard-to-obtain leak, or a legal, full-quality one-click option, the choice is a pretty simple one for most people.
Offering up these full streams in anticipation of the album release date is becoming increasingly common as both a promotional tool and as a battle against leaks. Shortly after Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience was leaked, the album was streaming on iTunes. Same with The National's latest album, Trouble Will Find Me.
It would seem like labels and retailers like iTunes have at last found a way to beat piraters at their own game.
Tech blog 9to5 Mac explains:
By using a tool to monitor HTTP requests (like HTTP Scoop), users can easily find the URL where the stream is hosted and save the full, high quality MP4 to their computer. By simply navigating to the URL where the stream is hosted, you can download the whole album for free.
Apple has not responded to BuzzFeed’s requests for comment on the matter.
The Verge also found a loophole on Spotify that allowed users to permanently download songs using a (now-deleted) Chrome extension. (Spotify has also fixed its web player to prevent this kind of thing from happening.)
In Michigan, you can smoke marijuana and still drive a car. That’s what the Michigan Supreme Court ruled this Tuesday, albeit on a technicality. Though Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy for driving “under the influence” of marijuana, it also has a law on the books that exempts medical marijuana users from any sort of persecution for its use, and so the court had to decide which of the two laws it wanted to uphold.
Since Michigan doesn’t actually specify an amount of marijuana in a user’s system that impairs driving judgement enough to be considered “under the influence,” simply outlawing drugged driving altogether went too far, argued the court. If the state could prove that a driver was under the influence, the court decided, then…
If you’re looking to trick out your bike, Magura’s eLECT might be the electronic suspension system you crave — if you’re willing to sacrifice optimal reaction time. Using a 3D accelerometer, the eLECT analyzes terrain with a 0.2 second window to adjust to how bumpy or smooth your ride is. At first glance, 0.2 seconds seems impressive, but it equates to a distance of 3.6 feet when traveling at 12.4MPH. Indeed, on challenging trails, a lot can happen in 3.6 feet, and eLect’s reaction time might be a touch on the slow side. While the system isn’t quite perfect, it does offer some sweet options. For example, cyclists can toggle between automatic and manual control of the compression damper using the accompanying Bluetooth remote. Magura’s eLECT isn’t the first of its kind — RockShox and Fox both have their own e-suspension systems — but it’s one of the lightest; the combined weight of the damper and remote is a mere 0.2 pound. There’s no word yet on availability or pricing, but you can check out the results of Bike Radar’s test ride at the source.
Source: Bike Radar
Let the secret agent training begin… Drive Rover with your iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone device, smartphone or iPad tablet. Built-In Mic transmits sound back to your device in real time. Manually adjustable camera streams live video and takes still photos. Undetectable infrared light night vision lets you see items in the dark Generates its own Wi-Fi connection for your device. Wireless range goes up to 200 ft. unobstructed, explores up to 100 ft. around walls into other rooms. Navigate using the on-screen driving arrow controls. G-Drive Mode turns your device into a steering wheel in your hand. Power Runs on 6 AA batteries (included). Free App from the iTunes App Store Mission possible. Whether following friends and family, navigating the office or investigating the activities of your dog, it’s all possible with the audio/visual-enabled and photo-taking Rover. Its built-in microphone transmits sound back to your device in real time, so you can hear everything as it’s being said. The manually adjustable camera streams live video and takes still photos, letting you see what’s going on in other rooms. It even takes pictures as proof. Low-light setting? No problem! The undetectable infrared night vision lets you see items in the dark. Mission. Accomplished. App-controlled. The Rover Spy Tank is app-controlled via your iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone device, or iPad tablet. It generates its own Wi-Fi wireless connection for your smart device (no frequency interference). The impressive wireless range lets it travel up to 200 ft. unobstructed, up to 100 ft. around walls into other rooms. Navigate it with the on-screen driving arrows or use the G-Drive Mode that uses your device’s accelerometer like a steering wheel in your hands. To get started, download the free app from the iTunes App Store SM . Powered by 6 AA batteries (included). This remote control vehicle is designed and manufactured by Brookstone.
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Voxx Accessories (formerly Audiovox) launched its newest Soundflow wireless audio product at CTIA this week: the Soundboard. The idea is quite simple; place just about any handset on the 3-AA battery powered Soundboard while it plays your favorite music and the device instantly amplifies and rebroadcasts it through its own built in speakers. No pairing, no wires and no hassle are the name of the game.
The concept and its ease of use is really slick, though sadly, the execution is sub-par because even if the tech works perfectly the sound is pretty terrible. The housing is so small that there is simply no bass at all so the resultant audio quality is high pitched and tinny. Voxx’s rep did mention that the speaker still needs tuning, so we’ll definitely wait ’til we run into it again for final judgment on the Soundboard’s sonic abilities. So until that time we’ll save its $ 29.99 list price for a decent NFC-enabled speaker that delivers almost exactly the same no muss no fuss wireless experience. Pics of the Soundboard are in the gallery below.