PSA: T-Mobile’s iPhone 5 pre-orders start rolling today

Comments Off on PSA: T-Mobile’s iPhone 5 pre-orders start rolling today

PSA TMobile iPhone 5 preorders start rolling today

If T-Mobile’s recent event cussed you into wanting one of its tweaked A1428 iPhone 5s with LTE, AWS HSPA+ and no contract strings attached, you can now order one up. Apple’s flagship can be had through the carrier for $99 down and 24 payments of $20 for a total of $579 — a snappy $70 savings over buying one directly from Cupertino. Meanwhile, T-Mo’s Simple Choice plan starts at $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data, with an additional 2GB for $10 and unlimited 4G data for $20. Just remember that should you opt into an iPhone 5 through T-Mobile then decide to opt out of your contract, the device will stay carrier locked until you pay it off or trade it back — unless you’re willing to skirt the law, of course. Hit the source to make your reservation.

Filed under: , , , ,

Comments

Source: T-Mobile

Credit: Engadget RSS Feed

Bank of America brings live teller video chat to ATMs

Comments Off on Bank of America brings live teller video chat to ATMs

Bank of America brings live teller chat to ATMs

If you’re having trouble splitting those ATM deposits into both your savings and offshore accounts, Bank of America is there to help — literally. Its new ATMs with Teller Assist add real-time video chat, letting you speak directly to an agent for more complex transactions. Starting this month in Boston, you’ll be able to cash a check for the exact amount (including change) and select precise bill denominations for withdrawals, with functions like deposit splitting, cash back with deposit and credit card / loan payments rolling out later. The Teller Assist ATMs will run from 7 AM to 10 PM and hit locations across the rest of the US “throughout 2013.” Beleaguered shift workers (or white collar criminals) can see more in the PR after the break.

Filed under:

Comments

Via: Fast Company

Via: Engadget RSS Feed

Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

Comments Off on Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

If a vehicle outfitted with Audi Connect has found its way into your garage, T-Mobile has a pair of new data plans for you to consider. Dropping $450 nets car owners 30 months of “full data services” to power the infotainment system, which packs features including Google Earth, real-time Sirius XM Traffic info and even WiFi for up to eight devices. Drivers who aren’t in the market for such a long term commitment can pony up $30 every month instead. Hit the jump for the full press release from Audi and the UnCarrier.

Filed under: ,

Comments

Origin: Engadget RSS Feed

Sailfish OS SDK released for Linux, Windows and Mac

Comments Off on Sailfish OS SDK released for Linux, Windows and Mac

Sailfish OS SDK released for Linux, Windows and Mac

Software builders with a can-do attitude should be delighted to learn that the SDK for Sailfish OS has arrived just a few days late of its pencilled-in due date. Jolla, the company behind the open-source MeeGo revival, has crafted versions for developers using Windows and OS X as well as 32- and 64-bit Linux machines. It’s available for free at the source link, with the aquatic caveat that the SDK is just a minnow, but the company hopes you won’t toss it back straight away.

Filed under: ,

Comments

Source: Sailfish

Origin: Engadget RSS Feed

Virginia Tech learns how to get hydrogen from any plant, might lower fuel cell costs

Comments Off on Virginia Tech learns how to get hydrogen from any plant, might lower fuel cell costs

Virginia Tech can extract hydrogen from any plant, may lower fuel cell vehicle costs

Hydrogen fuel cell cars have any number of hurdles to overcome, whether it’s widespread adoption or the basic matter of locating a place to fill up. If a Virginia Tech discovery pans out, getting the fuel itself won’t be one of those challenges. The new combination of a polyphosphate with a special blend of enzymes lets researchers extract meaningful quantities of hydrogen from any biological element that includes xylose — in other words, the sugar that’s present in every plant to at least some degree. The process is potentially more eco-friendly than most, as well. While you’d expect it to be renewable given the main ingredients, it also reduces the need for metals and cuts back sharply on the volume of necessary greenhouse gases. Most importantly, the findings could reach the commercial world as soon as three years from now. If they do, they could lower the price of hydrogen fuel by making it more accessible, all the while avoiding much of the guilt trip that comes with using polluting technology to generate clean energy.

Filed under: , ,

Comments

Via: The Verge

Source: Virginia Tech, Wiley

Original: Engadget RSS Feed

Panasonic’s Lumix GF6 leaks early with a 16MP sensor, tilting touchscreen and NFC for £449

Comments Off on Panasonic’s Lumix GF6 leaks early with a 16MP sensor, tilting touchscreen and NFC for £449

Panasonic's Lumix GF6 leaks early with a 16MP sensor, tilting touchscreen and NFC for 449

After passing by Taiwan’s WiFi certification tests, Panasonic’s latest interchangeable lens camera has broken cover over at TechRadar. The leak has given us the first glimpse at the Lumix GF6’s full spec list, which include the same 16-megapixel sensor as the GX1, a new Venus engine to assist with imaging performance, an electrostatic touchscreen and (in a first for ILCs) built-in NFC . Better still, the team had some time to play with the camera, which has shown itself almost precisely 12 months after the last GF iteration. The camera apparently tries to straddle the gap between compact point-and-shoots and the more technical world of mirrorless and DSLR shooters with a new mode dial on top and a more responsive touchscreen. In addition to NFC, there’s even built-in WiFi to aid image sharing — although we can only share the original article through the magic of Google cache — take a peek at the source below. No word on a specific release date in the leak, although the UK’s £449 price tag (which includes a new 14-42mm kit lens) should translate to around $680 on the other side of the Atlantic.

(Update: At TechRadar’s request, we’ve taken down the image of the GF6)

Filed under:

Comments

Via: PetaPixel

Source: TechRadar (Google Cache)

Credit: Engadget RSS Feed

GAME UK expands tablet sales to include iPads, more entry-level Android tablets

Comments Off on GAME UK expands tablet sales to include iPads, more entry-level Android tablets

GAME UK to sell iPads, other tablets beyond the Nexus 7

UK retailer GAME has been hunting for ways to stay relevant during a shift to downloadable games — and now, that includes cribbing some style (just a little!) from Americans. Much like GameStop across the pond, GAME will soon sell a full range of tablets at 150 of its stores. The existing Nexus 7 offering will be joined by the seemingly obligatory 16GB iPad and iPad mini, although the rest of the lineup will be decidedly more frugal: options like the £100 Acer Iconia B1-A71 and £130 Archos GamePad will be bracketed by a raft of mostly DGM-built slates that dip as low as £60. It’s difficult to know how the expanded sales will help GAME’s bottom line, although the Nexus 7 reportedly fared well enough that it’s likely tablets are here to stay.

Filed under: , ,

Comments

Via: Eurogamer

Source: GAME

By: Engadget RSS Feed

Older Entries