TED launches iPhone app, brings spread-worthy ideas to the small screen

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Looking for wisdom on your iPhone? Well, you’re in luck, because TED’s celebrated iOS app is now available on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, much like its iPad-specific predecessor, allows users to access a wealth of TED Talks via streaming video or audio. The revamped tool also features a new bookmarks tab, where listeners can save talks for later listening, as well as the new TED Radio — a station chock full of TED Talk audio streams, running all day. It’s available as a free download now, so hit up the source link, and enjoy learning.

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TED launches iPhone app, brings spread-worthy ideas to the small screen originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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3D Mark is coming to Android phones near you in 2012

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Futuremark, father of 3DMark and PCMark, has begun work on an Android edition of its benchmarking software. Wittily titled 3DMark for Android, it’ll bring the industry-standard testing tools to all the phones in Google’s yard. When finished, users will be able to measure performance by pushing the phone’s CPU, rendering, openGL and physics engines to the limits. Results will be comparable against the company’s newest software, including the forthcoming Windows 8 build. It’s inviting handset makers to join a benchmark development program, an exclusive club that already has AMD, NVIDIA, Intel, Imagination Technologies, Dell and HP on the guest list, you can see the full PR after the break — just be advised, it’s black tie only.

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3D Mark is coming to Android phones near you in 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Visualized: Where NASA’s SLS will get high

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NASA's SLS Mobile Launchpad

We’ve still got quite a while to go before NASA gets back into the space travel game with SLS, but the first pieces of the potential inter-planetary transportation puzzle are starting to fall into place. The $500 million mobile launch tower of the future has already been rolled out and is undergoing structural testing at the Kennedy Space Center. You owe it to yourself to hit up the source link for some more images, including a few from atop the tower.

Visualized: Where NASA’s SLS will get high originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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IRL: Thule Crossover backpack, Technocel Battery Boost and upgrading from Firefox 3.6

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.

It’s funny how eerily quiet things get after Thanksgiving weekend. Except for some tablet going on sale next week, lots of companies are saving their finest wares for CES, which kicks off just after the New Year. Until then, we’ll keep on keeping with the stuff we already own. Mat finally realized a backpack that won’t send your gadgets crashing to the floor is a worthy investment, Andy’s settled on a cheapie portable charger and Darren’s at last upgraded to Firefox 7.0 (he’s so crazy!). Which backpack is slowly sweeping the staff? And what was Engadget’s managing editor doing using FF 3.6? Find the answers to that and more just past the break.

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IRL: Thule Crossover backpack, Technocel Battery Boost and upgrading from Firefox 3.6 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lenovo will launch a Windows Phone in the second half of 2012, says LePhone product manager

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We’ve already been teased by a LePhone S2 moonlighting as a Windows Phone last month, but it was only yesterday that Lenovo confirmed an upcoming product featuring said OS. While boasting a mere total of 700,000 phone units sold since the original LePhone debuted in May last year (which is rather mundane compared to the Xiaomi Phone’s 300,000 pre-orders in 34 hours), product manager Chen Yue told iMobile that Lenovo’s now aiming to release a Windows Phone in the second half of next year. Well, that was apparently all Mr. Chen revealed — no specs, no prices, and no mention of international launch. Either way, it looks like Nokia will have a nice head start in China with its Lumia 800. No wonder Elop’s so happy these days.

Lenovo will launch a Windows Phone in the second half of 2012, says LePhone product manager originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon Wireless and Cricket handshake over spectrum, anticipate FCC nod of approval

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Verizon Wireless and Cricket are looking to swap spectrum holdings, according to a recent FCC filing. The proposed license exchange would see VZW’s Block A 700MHz holdings in Chicago handed to Cricket for the purpose of LTE service in the second city. Big Red’s purported gain has less to do with its burgeoning 4G build out and more to do with increased high-speed wireless coverage, as the bounty of AWS-1 and PCS licenses it might acquire would bolster its extensive nationwide network. The transaction still has to receive FCC approval, but both parties involved appear confident the transfer of radio waves won’t raise any red flags for the Commission, nor impact existing subscriber service. That’s all she wrote for now, but we’ll keep an eagle eye out and update you as this develops. In the meantime, hit up the source below to peruse the application.

Verizon Wireless and Cricket handshake over spectrum, anticipate FCC nod of approval originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Box.net befriends Android, will offer Sony Ericsson Xperia phones 50GB of free cloud storage

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How much cloud storage space do you need? 2GB? 5GB? Pah! Box.net scoffs at your puny storage needs, and plan to offer a substantial 50GB of free storage (again) for anyone packing a Sony Ericsson Android phone. While the plans have leaked ahead of schedule, the fine details haven’t been hammered out just yet; the official blog tells us that the company’s “working to provide this offer very soon to all Xperia customers.” When the offer does go live, logging in to (or creating) a Box.net account on any Xperia handset will open the floodgates to 50 gigs of intangible internet storage fo’ life. If this keeps up, it shouldn’t be long till we’re looking at gratis terabytes and are freed of our not-exactly-crippling USB stick addiction, right?

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