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At $ 349, Nvidia’s Shield portable game console has a lot to prove, but one celebrity is already making the leap: Luke from Modern Family. In this week’s episode, it looks like the youngster’s Nintendo 3DS has been at least temporarily displaced by the Android-based Tegra 4 handheld. But the significance isn’t what gadgets a character on a popular TV sitcom might play with, it’s that Nvidia managed to get the device onto the show.
Modern Family is no stranger to product placement — executive producer Steven Levitan told Advertising Age that the show constantly turns down offers — but Nvidia certainly is. The Shield is arguably the first consumer product ever built and branded by the chipmaker, and cost a reported $ 10 million in R&D….
The original Tablet S absorbed a few interesting updates in its time and hopefully things will go the same way with its slimmed-down replacement — the Xperia Tablet S. It’s getting off to a good start, with devices already waking up to an Android 4.0.3 update that brings significant additions like a Guest Mode for creating restricted user accounts, revampled media and social aggregation apps, and six assignable macro buttons on the IR Remote Control app. Sony has also bolstered its Small Apps function, allowing you to overlay a browser, IR remote and other utilities in a window on top of another app. What this update isn’t is the promised switch to Jelly Bean, of course, but it might just help to tide you over in the meantime.
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So You Think You Can Dance 2012 top 20 dancers performed live on July 18, 2012! This week featured choreography by Tabitaha and Napoleon Dumo (NappyTabs), Sonya Tayeh and Christopher Scott. Also included, a special performance from the cast of Step Up Revolution, featuring Misha Gabriel, Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and Tony Bellissimo! SYTYCD guest judge Adam Shankman. Host Cat Deeley. David recaps! David – www.youtube.com SYTYCD Choreography NappyTabs – SYTYCD Top 20 opening performance (group number) Nakul Dev Mahajan – SYTYCD Bollywood performance (Chehon and Witney) Tony Meredith & Melanie Lapatin – SYTYCD foxtrot performance (Tiffany and George) Sean Cheesman- SYTYCD Broadway performance (Janaya and Brandon) Sonya Tayeh – SYTYCD contemporary performance (Amelia and Will) Dee Caspary – SYTYCD contemporary performance (Alexa and Daniel), Chris Scott – lyrical hip-hop performance (Dareian and Janelle) Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo – SYTYCD tango performance (Amber and Nick) Chris Scott – SYTYCD hip-hop performance (Lindsay and Cole) Tony Meredith & Melanie Lapatin – SYTYCD jive performance (Eliana and Cyrus) Sonya – SYTYCD jazz performance (Audrey and Matthew) SYTYCD Top 20 Dancers 2012 Alexa Anderson – Contemporary (eliminated) Amber Jackson – Contemporary Amelia Lowe – Contemporary Audrey Case – Jazz Brandon Mitchell – Stepping Chehon Wespi-Tschopp – Ballet Cole Horibe – Martial Arts Fusion Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer – Animation, Popping …
After a weeklong hiatus, we’ve been aching to get back on the mics and speak our minds about all the crazy stuff going on in the world of mobile. And Myriam and Brad aren’t going it alone: they’re bringing Chris Davies of Slashgear fame (or is it infame?) to the hot seat and grilling him with the tough questions. It’ll be a blast, so you absolutely must join us, won’t you?
Oh, and if you have time to spare, we encourage you to sign up for a UStream account and participate in our podcast chats.
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We enjoy having special guests on the podcast from time to time, because it’s nice to get a unique perspective on some of the latest happenings in the world of mobile. And we think you’ll be happy with this week’s honored selection, PCMag.com’s very own Sascha Segan. So join us as we welcome him onto the show and discuss the hot topics (Heatgate?) — and maybe a few cold ones (Ice Cream Sandwich?) — and all the lukewarm stuff in the middle. Who knows, it could get pretty crazy. Join us at 5PM ET!
A lot of Canada news this week, which is why three of the four podcasters behind the mic today are from the land up north: international man of mystery Sean Cooper, Myriam Joire (yep, she’s got some Canadian blood in her) and our special guest Kevin Michaluk — also known to millions as CrackBerry Kevin. Brad Molen’s here too, and while he’s admittedly all US of A through and through, he can still say “eh” like the best of ‘em. We kid, of course, but we’re serious that we want you to join us tomorrow afternoon at 5PM ET!
Note: Oh, and there’s plenty of other stuff to talk about as well, so if RIM isn’t your schtick, you’ll probably still find it of interest. As always, send your questions to us via Twitter (@engadgetmobile) and we’ll pick some out to answer.
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December 16, 2011 5:00 PM EST
Customer Relationship Management is an old business. There are tons of CRM solutions, both generic and industry specific. Mobile development shop MConcierge has recently announced a new solution for CRM in the hospitality industry that they’re calling GRM: Guest Relationship Management. According to MConcierge, the point of GRM is to provide a top quality experience for guests that goes beyond just an average hotel stay. “Guests aren’t simply buying a room but an experience. By building more unique preferences the hotel brand can better customize the stay,” says Anthony Zebrowski-Rubin, CEO of MConcierge. “By building a profile of a guest based on onsite transactions, on and offsite interests, hotel preferences, and real time social profiled preferences contextualized to the type of property, the guest profile arms the hotel with information to action real positive communication with the guests.”
For the hotels, GRM incorporates online social profiling, a mobile loyalty program, and direct-to-consumer marketing. For the guests, GRM allows them to use the app to interact with the hotel — requesting wake up calls, asking concierge for recommendations, etc.
GRM on Vimeo.
Here’s how GRM is supposed to work:
- Stage 1: A guest books with the hospitality brand. MConcierge’s software collects all “open graph” data from social media websites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Tripit. The data is fed into the GRM platform which groups, clusters and populates the data directly into the guest’s profile.
- Stage 2: The guest downloads the hospitality brand’s free mobile application onto their smartphone. The application rewards the guest for every activity performed using the mobile application with loyalty points for immediate on‐premise redemption.
- Stage 3: GRM communicates with the guest by personalized pre‐stay, on‐premise and post‐stay special offers. This reward program helps to increase client loyalty using customized customer campaigns while reducing room acquisition cost through a direct‐to‐client-booking engine.
It’ll be interesting to see if GRM improves the hotel experience for people. Maybe I’ve just been staying in the wrong hotels all this time. Actually, I’m sure that’s it.
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LG’s promotional strategy for the G-Slate seems to be to keep officially mum about the device, while letting random pseudo-celebrities tease it out in brief glimpses. A week ago, K-Pop artist Seungri gave us our first sighting of the dual-camera array on the back of the G-Slate, which has today made its triumphant return to YouTube, courtesy of one MysteryGuitarMan. The rear of the device here doesn’t look identical to the one in Seungri’s video, however the metallic strip separating the cams and its “with Google” branding look nearly identical to what LG has on the back of its Optimus 2X Android smartphone. We’re also seeing a single LED flash for the first time, there are a couple of unidentified connectors at the bottom, at least one of them likely to assist docking in landscape mode, and we do get to see the tablet in profile for an idea of how thin it is. Video after the break.
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