LG announces 23-inch Touch 10 monitor with Windows 8 optimization

Comments Off on LG announces 23-inch Touch 10 monitor with Windows 8 optimization

LG announces 23inch Touch 10 monitor with Windows 8 optimization

With Microsoft’s latest operating system officially official now, we can certainly expect a massive wave of Windows 8-tailored peripherals to be ready to meet most consumer needs. Naturally, Korean electronics giant LG is expected to be one of many manufacturers leading the way, and thus it’s no surprise the outfit has announced its Touch 10 ET83 monitor. According to the Optimus G maker, this 23-inch, touchscreen-enabled IPS panel will be a perfect choice for folks utilizing Windows 8, allowing them to take full advantage of Redmond’s hefty implementation of gesture-based controls within the OS. The Touch 10’s set to be available in Korea in November (mum’s the word on pricing), while availability in other markets around the globe is expected to be sometime shortly thereafter.

Continue reading LG announces 23-inch Touch 10 monitor with Windows 8 optimization

Filed under: , ,

LG announces 23-inch Touch 10 monitor with Windows 8 optimization originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Akihabara News  |  sourceLG  | Email this | Comments

Via: Engadget

Advertisements

OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers

Comments Off on OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers

OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives out early hardware details for developers

If you were one of the many who funded OUYA and have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for tangible progress updates, you just received them in spades. The fledgling console builder is on track with its Engineering Verification Test phase (you’re looking at a board sample here) and should not only deliver the initial developer kits in December, but include a pleasant surprise in the process — the Android-based platform will be built around Jelly Bean rather than the originally promised Ice Cream Sandwich. Programmers who just have to start right away have likewise been given a head start on hardware expectations. They’ll have free rein over as much as a 1080p screen for their free-to-play games, although they’ll have to toss aside familiar Android tropes like back and menu keys, notifications and fallbacks for hardware keyboards. The distinctive trackpad is likewise just a single-touch affair. To us, though, knowing that the console is finally taking shape just might be enough to tide us over until the March launch.

Filed under:

OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceOUYA (1), (2)  | Email this | Comments

Via: Engadget

AT&T and T-Mobile temporarily share networks in New York City and New Jersey, shoulder the post-hurricane load

Comments Off on AT&T and T-Mobile temporarily share networks in New York City and New Jersey, shoulder the post-hurricane load

AT&T and TMobile temporarily share networks in New York City and New Jersey, shoulder the posthurricane load

Communication has been all too spotty across much of New York City and New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy struck the region, and those who can get through on their cellphones have found themselves on particularly crowded networks. AT&T and T-Mobile are providing some much-needed, if temporary, relief: the two have struck a deal to share their GSM and 3G networks in the area with no roaming fees or plan changes while the networks come back, with the best-functioning network taking precedence in any given connection. A return to the normal state of affairs hasn’t been fixed in stone and will likely depend on many, many factors, but it’s a much appreciated gesture for residents who might not have a choice to relocate for a vital phone call.

Continue reading AT&T and T-Mobile temporarily share networks in New York City and New Jersey, shoulder the post-hurricane load

Filed under: , , , ,

AT&T and T-Mobile temporarily share networks in New York City and New Jersey, shoulder the post-hurricane load originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

Credit: Engadget

GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169

Comments Off on GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169

GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169

Senior friendly feature phone maker GreatCall Wireless announced the availability of its first smartphone, the Jitterbug Touch, on Wednesday. Based off of Sprint’s Kyocera Milano, this below entry-level device sports a full slide-out keyboard with large buttons, a 3-inch QVGA 240 x 320 display, 512MB of RAM, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 512MB of internal storage, a pre-loaded 2GB microSD card and a copy of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) — old by most standards, but pretty impressive for a phone aimed at the elderly. Regularly priced at $169 off contract, GreatCall is offering the Jitterbug Touch for a thrifty $149 for a limited time. While this handset’s specs may not rival that quad-core beast that you’ve been eyeing, it may be ideal for someone looking to cut their teeth in the fast paced world of smartphones.

Continue reading GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169

Filed under: ,

GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Phone Scoop  |  sourceGreatCall Wireless  | Email this | Comments

Original: Engadget

Google Play carrier billing goes live for impulse buyers on Verizon

Comments Off on Google Play carrier billing goes live for impulse buyers on Verizon

Google Play carrier billing goes live for impulse buyers on Verizon

Google gave the broadest of targets when it said Google Play carrier billing would reach Verizon in the “coming weeks” — those last two words are often hints from companies that we shouldn’t hold our breath. Call us surprised, then, when Google quietly takes the option live two weeks later. At least one Droid-Life reader has discovered that it’s now possible to load as many as $25 in purchases per month on an existing Big Red smartphone bill and pay through just the one channel. The move puts all four major US carriers on the same page, and gives Verizon subscribers an incentive to splurge on apps and movies for that new Droid RAZR HD… so long as they remember to deal with the financial fallout afterwards.

Filed under: , , , ,

Google Play carrier billing goes live for impulse buyers on Verizon originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceDroid-Life  | Email this | Comments

By: Engadget

Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns a big phone into an even bigger desktop

Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns a big phone into an even bigger desktop

Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns a big phone into an even bigger desktop

Many of us would already contend that the Galaxy Note II is more of a pocketable computer than a smartphone, so why not take the definition at face value? Samsung certainly is, as it just began selling a Smart Dock that transforms its phablet into a makeshift desktop. A trio of USB ports give the Note II options for a mouse, keyboard and even external storage — and if the phone’s 5.5-inch screen isn’t already a large enough canvas, HDMI video (plus stereo audio out) should fill the gap. While there’s no question that the Smart Dock’s $100 price is relatively steep, it might be worthwhile for those still mourning the loss of Webtop.

Filed under: , , ,

Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns a big phone into an even bigger desktop originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink SlashGear  |  sourceSamsung  | Email this | Comments

Hat Tip To: Engadget

Engadget goes ghost hunting — exploring the gadgetry of paranormal investigation

Comments Off on Engadget goes ghost hunting — exploring the gadgetry of paranormal investigation

DNP Ghost Hunting with Engadget, exploring the gadgetry of paranormal investigation

The rendezvous point is as nondescript as these things come — a giant convenience store off the side of the freeway, a big cardboard box out front, filled to the brim with pumpkins in anticipation of the upcoming holiday. Stacey Jones approaches us timidly at first, calling my name in our direction, as two of the crew members puff on cigarettes in the unseasonably frigid air. She’d apparently mistaken some other folks for us a moment earlier, a group of college students in hoodies and baseball caps, and is clearly a little embarrassed by the whole experience. It’s the first and last time words like “timid” and “embarrassed” can be accurately applied to a middle-aged mother of an adult son who hunts ghosts for a living in central New York State. Group identified, she announces, “We’d better get going. It’ll take about an hour to get there.” Disappointing news, after the five it took to get to this roadside rest stop. But we nod and smile and get back in our respective cars.

She’s careful not to reveal the location until we arrive, for concerns of privacy. I’ve studied her a bit online. A self-described “ghost cop,” YouTube is littered with videos of her leading camera crews through abandoned hospitals, in search of dead people apparently desperate to relate some bit of information to her. The location, however, isn’t as classically horror movie as we’d imagined or hoped in the car ride up. It’s quite idyllic, really — a beautiful 100-year-old building off the side of the road, 200 yards from a truly stunning old church. Outside the front door, a small signboard advertises a monthly waffle breakfast.

Decidedly more ominous are the two graveyards that flank the buildings, with tombstones dating back to the early 19th century, generations of farmers under the ground that may well outnumber residents in this sparsely populated locale. The weather, too, is doing its part to set the scene — strange, gray clouds hanging low in impossible shapes. “The light,” says one of the crew members, as we park and begin the unpacking process. “It’s…oversaturated.” Sounds seem to travel remarkably well in the cold, crisp, pre-storm air. I step across the road with the show producer, to gather b-roll of 150-year-old headstones, still able to hear every word that Stacey says, as she describes her entry into this strange and oft-maligned world, how her son became possessed by demonic forces on an investigation in a graveyard as a teenager. It’s a story she’d recount for the Discovery Channel five years ago, coupled with basic cable dramatizations, portrayed by actors bearing slightly resemblances to their real world counterparts, if you’re willing to afford them the advantage of a good squint.

Continue reading Engadget goes ghost hunting — exploring the gadgetry of paranormal investigation

Engadget goes ghost hunting — exploring the gadgetry of paranormal investigation originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

Origin: Engadget

Older Entries