Engadget Podcast 308: IFA Edition – 08.31.2012

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Live from a hotel room deep within the Euro Zone, it’s the Engadget Podcast. This week it’s all IFA all the time; if you’re not quite sure what IFA should mean to you, we’ll just put it this way: it’s a lot like CES, but with more stollers. ¡Prost!

Hosts: Brian Heater
Guests: Joseph Volpe, Mat Smith
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: OrbitalNever

06:28 – Huawei shows off early version of Emotion UI for Android, packs a ‘stock’ skin too (hands-on)
10:00 – Sony @ IFA
12:15 – Sony Xperia sola: a pint-sized Android handset with floating touch (hands-on)
22:05 – Hands-on with the Samsung ATIV Smart PC (aka the Series 5 Slate)
27:10 – ASUS 15-inch Zenbook U500: Ivy Bridge, optional NVIDIA graphics and a full numpad (update: hands-on)
29:19 – HTC Desire X hands-on (video)
30:12 – Panasonic’s 145-inch 8K PDP eyes-on (video)
34:00 – Haier celebrates IFA with ultra high def 3D, transparent and eye-controlled TVs

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Walmart testing ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone self-checkout app, cashiers becoming endangered species

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Walmart testing 'Scan & Go' iPhone self-checkout app

Reuters was tipped off to a survey that reveals Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is testing a new system that would allow customers to scan items with their iPhone then quickly pay at a self-checkout counter. The “Scan & Go” feature won’t let you pay with your phone, at least not yet, but rather than scanning each item individually in line, shoppers will be able to quickly transfer their list to the kiosk and pay in one quick step. The hope is that the new system will dramatically speed checkout times and reduce congestion in the stores. The trial is taking place at the supercenter Rogers, AR, where the entire event will be monitored and recorded for research purposes. Participants are being rewarded with $100 and a $25 gift certificate towards their shopping experience. When or if “Scan & Go” will be delivered to John Q. Public remains to be seen. But we’re sure fans of rolled back prices are eager to see it go live.

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RIM details BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10: IT guys get a single web console for their various tools

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We already knew that RIM was readying a new version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server to ship alongside the first BB10 devices in early 2013. Today, the company detailed the package, formally known as BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. The big story here is that already-existing IT tools like BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, BlackBerry Device Service and Universal Device Service will be accessible from a single web console. The company also clarified that BlackBerry Device Service and Universal Device Service can run off separate servers, or just one. Take note, though, that the older BES 5+ will still need its own server for the time being. As we previously reported, too, the newest version of BES will offer legacy support to older devices — specifically, it can support PlayBook tablets, phones running BlackBerry 7 OS or higher as well as iOS and Android devices.

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Kyocera Rise arrives on Virgin Mobile with ICS, 3.5-inch display and slide-out QWERTY keys

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Kyocera Rise arrives on Virgin Mobile with 35inch display, 1GHz CPU and slideout QWERTY keys

Just as we’d heard, today’s the day that budget-minded (and not-so-shy) Kyocera Rise hits the Virgin Mobile USA shelves. Available now for a mere $100 — without any contracts, of course — this 3.5-inch, Ice Cream Sandwich device boasts some pretty run-of-the-mill features, including an HVGA LCD (no word on the resolution), a single-core, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 2GB of built-in storage which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD and, as you can see above, a full-on, slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Naturally, Virgin Mobile’s betting on folks to bundle the cheap handset with one of its unlimited data plans — not to mention Kyocera’s handset is yet another addition to the prepaid carrier’s rising smartphone lineup. Those interested can give the Rise a better look down below, where a nice gallery filled with charming press shots awaits.

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Gmail advanced search gets autocomplete in ‘from’ and ‘to’ fields, three lab features become standard

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Coming on the heels of Google announcing additional languages for Gmail search, the dev team out in Mountain View is rolling out a few more tweaks. For starters, when you use advanced search, you’ll now see autocomplete predictions in the “from” and “to” fields. Google is also “graduating” three labs: Refresh POP accounts, Filter import / export and Navbar drag and drop. Starting with that POP feature, you’ll be able to click the refresh link at the top of the inbox to populate your inbox with new messages, and also fetch messages from any other POP address you’ve got set up. Moving on, that filter import / export feature should come in handy if you ant to share filters with friends or feel the need to back them up. Wrapping things up, the ability to drag and drop gadgets on the left-hand pane is good for, well, you get the idea.

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LG E970 Eclipse for AT&T cruises through FCC approval

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LG E970 Eclipse for AT&T cruises through FCC approval

The Eclipse, LG’s rumored “superphone” heading to AT&T, has just made it through the FCC approval process and is one step closer to seeing availability in time for the holiday season. Known also as the E970, the device unsurprisingly offers the usual AT&T LTE radios (band 4 and 17) but much like we’ve seen in other FCC applications recently, it also tacks on an additional two next-gen radios (bands 2 and 5), likely to get ready for an impending spectrum refarm attempt. From the docs we also learn that the Eclipse will have NFC along with the expected HSPA+ / UMTS / EDGE connectivity. As a recap, the device is rumored to offer a quad-core Krait APQ8064 and a 4.67-inch display with 1,280 x 768 resolution. So it looks like this particular handset is still on course for a Halloween launch, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled for additional information.

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Engadget’s back to school guide 2012: fun stuff!

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Welcome to Engadget’s back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn’t nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. The good news? We’re on to the fun stuff, the gear that isn’t always practical but will definitely help you let off some steam after a tough mid-term. Be sure to keep checking back — at the end of the month we’ll be giving away a ton of the gear featured in our guides — and hit up the hub page right here!

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Laptops, phones and e-readers might be slick pieces of tech, but they’ll all be used for business while you’re buried in term papers during the semester. We’re rounding up a set of gadgets meant purely to lift your spirits — whether it’s zapping fellow froshmates in a game of Lazer Tag or an electric motorbike to blast through the countryside on a long weekend. We’ve even got a few borderline sensible gadgets, such as a robot that will clean up after a wild party at the dorm. Jump past the break for our full collection of antidotes to the end-of-summer blues.

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