17 July

iOS 4.3.4 jailbroken with PwnageTool on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad 1 (redsn0w update)

iOS 4.3.4 jailbroken with PwnageTool on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad 1 (redsn0w update)

We’re less than 12 hours clear of iOS 4.3.4 hitting the streets, and already posters at Redmond Pie claim to have a PwnageTool 4.3.3 bundle that unlocks it. Ready to roll on every device except for the iPad 2, this tethered jailbreak brings back Cydia and anything else you might have missed after foolishly updating this afternoon. Any brave souls ready to jump in (at their own risk of course) immediately can find directions at the source link below, let us know how it’s worked for you in the comments.

Update: The iPhone Dev-Team has updated its redsn0w tool, also based on existing exploits, for all your tethered jailbreaking needs. Of course, they still recommend you stick with iOS 4.3.3 for untethered convenience, so stay far away from the update button or modify your version number if nefarious PDFs are a friend and not an enemy to you. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

[Thanks, Jeff]

iOS 4.3.4 jailbroken with PwnageTool on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad 1 (redsn0w update) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 16 Jul 2011 00:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CES 2010 Hands-On with the Toshiba Satellite M505
CES 2010 Hands-On with the Toshiba Satellite M505

15 July

Nexflix coming to Spain and the UK next year?

Nexflix coming to Spain and the UK next year?
File this one in the unconfirmed-but-hopeful file, as Variety has it on good authority that Netflix could be making its first foray into European waters as early as Q1 2012. After taking Latin America by storm (and subsequently storming the wallets of plain ‘ole Americans), the company is purportedly lining up Spain and the United Kingdom for its next trick. Unnamed sources at “leading European film distributors” have confirmed that representatives from the company were looking to “put roots down” in both of those nations as soon as next year, and while Netflix itself is refusing to comment, it’s certainly a tale that’s easy to believe. ‘Course, breaking into the UK market won’t be as easy as it has been in other nations — Lovefilm already has a firm grip on the local rental market, but as your favorite capitalist always says, there’s never not room for increased competition. We’ll keep you posted.

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Nexflix coming to Spain and the UK next year? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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13 July

Woman publishes book filled with 12 years of her personal texts

Woman publishes book filled with 12 years of her personal texts

The Most Interesting Man in the World’s got nothing on Tracey Moberly. She’s either incredibly exciting or is acquainted with plenty of people that are, because over the course of twelve years she’s collected enough interesting texts to publish a book about them. We can’t imagine saving and compiling thousands upon thousands of SMS messages — let alone weaving them together into intricate stories and life lessons — but it sounds like she’s received more than enough interesting texts to make Text me up! worth a peek. A book about texts may sound boring, but the novel isn’t just full of threaded conversations; Tracey’s interspersed it with commentary and illustrations of her own, making it a rather unique (and comprehensive) take on the various trials and joys we face in everyday life. Regardless of how successful the book is, it’s nigh impossible to read our own incoming messages the same way again. Check out the six-minute video that shows Tracey being interviewed after the break.

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Woman publishes book filled with 12 years of her personal texts originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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RCA HDV5000 HD DVD Player
RCA HDV5000 HD DVD Player
PayPal Brings Wireless Cash Transfers to Android Phones
Silicon Valley wants you to do away with your old, beat-up leather wallet. PayPal introduced its money transfer widget at the MobileBeat technology conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. PayPal’s new widget uses Near-Field Communications technology, which lets you pay for purchases with a wave of your smartphone. PayPal’s widget allows for money transfers between two NFC-enabled [...]

11 July

iDJ Live gives your iPad two turntables, microphone not included

iDJ Live gives your iPad two turntables, microphone not included

Looking to get a more realistic feel from your Djay iOS app? Yeah, we suspected as much, and now Numark’s giving you the ability to boost your street cred while spinnin’ tracks in the club… or, you know, your mum’s living room. The company’s new iDJ Live accessory does its darndest to transform your iOS device (iPhone and iPod compatible, despite being obviously tailored for iPad) into a more legit deejay set-up. With George Strait / MC Hammer mash-ups just waiting to happen, the device guides you into the musical unknown with two “turntables,” a mixer (with crossfader), an iPad stand and connection capabilities for use with an external sound system. Already sold? She’s yours for a cool Benjamin, and if you’d rather use your existing stash of CoreMIDI-enabled DJ apps, be our guest.

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iDJ Live gives your iPad two turntables, microphone not included originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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9 July

Mitsubishi i-MiEV goes cheaper and further in Japan, scores 112 MPGe in the US of A

Mitsubishi i-MiEV goes cheaper and further in Japan, scores 112 MPGe in the US of A

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

We’re still waiting for our first i-MiEV deliveries here in the US and in Japan they’re already prepping new variations on the tiny electric car for the 2012 model year. One, the M, goes the budget route, slashing 1.38 million yen (about $17,000) off the price of the 2011 model. It does sacrifice some range, 40km worth, to meet that price — you’ll need to plug in about every 120km (75 miles). A second option, the G, weighs in at 3.8 million yen (almost $47,000) but boosts the between charge range to 180km (110 miles). The M will start appearing in Japanese showrooms on July 25 and the i-MiEV G will follow in August. Meanwhile, the American edition, known as the Mitsubishi i, is edging ever closer to release. The all important EPA tests are out of the way, and the i scored the equivalent of 126 MPG in the city and 99 on the highway for an overall rating of 112 MPGe, about 20 MPGe better than the Leaf. Check out the pair of press releases after the break.

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Hands-On with MyFord Touch in the 2011 Ford Edge
Hands-On with MyFord Touch in the 2011 Ford Edge

9 July

Toshiba unveils new CMOS sensor, flaunts smaller pixels

Toshiba unveils new CMOS sensor, flaunts smaller pixels
Hoping your next smartphone will have more megapixels while being even thinner than the last? Us too, but we’re not known to skimp on image quality — an unfortunate conundrum of squishing more pixels into a tighter space. Enter Toshiba’s new CMOS sensor, advancing on both fronts, with 8 megapixels and what the firm reckons is the smallest pixel size in the industry at 1.12 micrometers. Also present is backside illumination, helping maximize photon accrual — which should make a certain Steve oh-so proud. Currently being sampled, the teensy gizmo plans to go into mass production later this year. Interested? Peep the full release after the break.

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Toshiba unveils new CMOS sensor, flaunts smaller pixels originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 08 Jul 2011 05:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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7 July

Acer starts rolling out Android 3.1 update for the Iconia Tab A500

Acer starts rolling out Android 3.1 update for the Iconia Tab A500

Almost on schedule, Acer has started pushing out an update for its Iconia Tab A500 that will upgrade the 10-inch slate to Android 3.1. If you’ll recall, the update actually leaked late last month, but would have required folks to take the risk of flashing their tablets. As is often the case, it’s unclear how long the roll-out will last, so don’t be crestfallen if you can’t enjoy those resizeable widgets just yet. For those of you who did wake up to an update, have at it — and do tell us how it goes.

Acer starts rolling out Android 3.1 update for the Iconia Tab A500 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 09:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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E3 2010: Hands On with the Forcetek Xio Gaming Exoskeleton
E3 2010: Hands On with the Forcetek Xio Gaming Exoskeleton

5 July

Leaked HP presentation hints at faster 64GB TouchPad in August, Pre 3 in fall?

Leaked HP presentation hints at faster 64GB TouchPad in August, Pre 3 in fall?

Go grab the Morton — you’re gonna need a grain or two. According to a “confidential HP product brief” sent anonymously to PreCentral, HP is on track to launch a new 64GB TouchPad next month, complete with a white glossy cabinet and a “processor bump,” along with support for AT&T’s HSPA+ network. The company just started shipping its 16GB and 32GB TouchPads, but even August wouldn’t be too soon for a speed boost, considering the tablet’s disappointing performance during our review. The presentation also lists the Pre 3 for a “fall” launch, along with that mysterious Opal tablet. Despite the so-called leaked confidential presentation, this rumor should be approached like any other — but on the other hand, with the Pre 3 making recent appearances at the FCC in both AT&T and Verizon flavors, HP’s latest webOS smartphone could easily be on-track to hit stores by autumn.

Leaked HP presentation hints at faster 64GB TouchPad in August, Pre 3 in fall? originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 04 Jul 2011 16:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CES 2007: Toshiba
CES 2007: Toshiba
PhotoForge 2, Possibly the Best iPad Photo Editing App Yet
IPad-owning photographers should stop reading right now (well, not right now, or you won’t know what to do next) and go download PhotoForge 2, a rather splendid update to the already decent photo-editing app. Better still, if you already bought the iPhone version, the update is free — the app is now universal. The biggest differences [...]

3 July

Scientists develop algorithm to solve Rubik’s cubes of any size

Scientists develop algorithm to solve Rubik’s cubes of any size

A computer solving a Rubik’s cube? P’shaw. Doing it in 10.69 seconds? Been there, record set. But to crack one of any size? Color us impressed. Erik Demaine of MIT claims to have done just that — he and his team developed an algorithm that applies to cubes no matter how ambitious their dimensions. Pretty early on, he realized he needed to take a different angle than he would with a standard 3 x 3 x 3 puzzle, which other scientists have tackled by borrowing computers from Google to consider all 43 quintillion possible moves — a strategy known simply as “brute force.” As you can imagine, that’s not exactly a viable solution when you’re wrestling with an 11 x 11 x 11 cube. So Demaine and his fellow researchers settled on an approach that’s actually a riff on one commonly used by Rubik’s enthusiasts, who might attempt to move a square into its desired position while leaving the rest of the cube as unchanged as possible. That’s a tedious way to go, of course, so instead the team grouped several cubies that all needed to go in the same direction, a tactic that reduced the number of moves by a factor of log n, with n representing the length of any of the cube’s sides. Since moving individual cubies into an ideal spot requires a number of moves equal to n², the final algorithm is n²/log n. If we just lost you non-math majors with that formula, rest assured that the scientists expect folks won’t be able to apply it directly, per se, though they do say it could help cube-solvers sharpen their strategy. Other that, all you overachievers out there, you’re still on your own with that 20 x 20 x 20.

Scientists develop algorithm to solve Rubik’s cubes of any size originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CES 2011: Celestron s SkyProdigy telescopes
CES 2011: Celestron s SkyProdigy telescopes
Fixtation: Bike Repair Stations with Vending Machines
We’ve covered self-service bike stations before, but the Fixtation at the Uptown Transit Station in Minneapolis is worth a special mention as probably the best example yet — and not just because of its cool name. The Fixtation combines a repair stand equipped with most of the tools you’ll need for basic repairs, including tire levers, [...]
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1 July

Adobe lures unhappy Final Cut Pro X users with half-price video editing tools

Adobe lures unhappy Final Cut Pro X users with half-price video editing tools
Adobe lures unhappy Final Cut Pro X users with half-price video editing toolsTo say the latest version of Final Cut Pro wasn’t well received, would be a major understatement. Well, Adobe hasn’t wasted any time taking advantage of consumer discontent, and is now offering dissatisfied users of Apple’s video editing software a 50 percent discount to make the switch to its alternatives, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and CS5.5 Production Premium. If you’re not feeling the latest iteration (or any version) of Final Cut Pro or Avid’s Media Composer, the offer stands through September 30th. And here we thought Apple and Adobe had buried the hatchet. Full PR after the break.

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Adobe lures unhappy Final Cut Pro X users with half-price video editing tools originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Logitech Squeezebox Boom
Logitech Squeezebox Boom
HP to Launch TouchPad With Cloud-Storage Freebies
Those in the market for a tablet may have more incentive to opt out of buying the iPad. Box.net will offer 50 GB of free online storage to buyers of HP’s new tablet device, the TouchPad. The company plans to announce the deal Friday, the same day as the TouchPad’s launch. New TouchPad owners can download the [...]
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