Cisco unveils Cius Android tablet with HD video capabilities

Cisco‘s just announced a business-aimed Android tablet, and it’s calling it the Cius. The tablet will offer HD video streaming, real-time video, multi-party conferencing, plus all the regular tablet functions like messaging, email, and browsing. We’re not sure about the size of the device yet, or any of it technical specs, but we do know that it’s going to weigh in at 1.15lbs, so it can’t be terrifically large. There’s also no word yet on pricing or availability yet either but we’ll let you know as soon as we do, okay, businessmen? Full press release is below.

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Is the iPhone 4 having proximity sensor troubles?

The iPhone 4‘s massive launch hasn’t been blemish free, with reports of spotty displays (which seem to have disappeared) and antenna woes being rather widely reported. Well — it looks like it’s possible there’s another issue too — this time with the proximity sensor. Now, we’re no strangers to spontaneously turning on speakerphone with our faces (though admittedly our cheeks are pretty round), so it’s hard to say if this is an iPhone 4-specific issue, but the mounting reports would suggest that it’s possible the new handsets sensor is a little bit… over sensitive. Reported issues include accidentally disconnecting calls, throwing the speakerphone switch, and putting people on hold accidentally. What about you? Are you having problems with your iPhone 4′s proximity sensor? Let us know in the comments.

Is the iPhone 4 having proximity sensor troubles? originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google modifies its policies in China, resumes hosting some content on Chinese servers

Well, it looks like that “entirely legal” workaround to Google’s censorship woes in China may not have been the answer the company hoped it was. Faced with the possibility of China revoking its license to operate in the country (in addition to blocking the site), Google has now stopped automatically redirecting Chinese users to to its Hong Kong website and is simply presenting them with a link to Google.com.hk instead. What’s more, Google has now also starting hosting some content on Chinese servers again, including maps, music and translation services that it says cannot be censored, and which can be accessed on Google.com.hk from within mainland China. Google will continue to host its main search operations on servers in Hong Kong, however, and it still remains to be seen if these changes will be enough to ensure it keeps its license — China will reportedly decide that on Wednesday.

Google modifies its policies in China, resumes hosting some content on Chinese servers originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hulu Plus announced with support for iPad, iPhone, PS3, Xbox Live, and more (update)

We’ve just received word that the premium Hulu service we’ve heard chatter about for a while now has just become official. Dubbed Hulu Plus, the / month service will feature entire seasons of shows that are available in limited quantities on the free service, as well as other programming not available via Hulu on the web. There will be iPod and iPad apps available (streaming with WiFi or 3G), along with support for Samsung connected TVs and Blu-ray (via Samsung Apps). Also in the works is support for TVs and Blu-ray players from both Vizio and Sony (fall 2010), PS3 (July) , and Xbox 360 (as part of a “custom experience” in Xbox Live Gold, early 2011). Hit up the source link to get in on the “invitation only” preview of the service, and to keep abreast of availability for your favorite hardware. Video after the break.

Update: Samsung got us a screencap of Hulu Plus running in Samsung Apps. Peep it after the break, yo.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Fujitsu Lifebook TH700 brings convertible tablet magic at a more affordable price

With a 2.26GHz Core i3-350M processor and a ,149 asking price, the Fujitsu Lifebook TH700′s no netvertible, to be sure, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a tablet with more bang for the buck. Near as we can tell, this svelte 12.1-inch convertible’s built on the same chassis as the Lifebook T730 we saw last month, with half the RAM and a slower CPU but all those lovely goodies intact. That means for 0 less than its older brother, you’re getting a pen-and-capacitive-touch dual digitizer on top of that LED-backlit display, fingerprint and ambient light sensors plus a removable dust filter — not to mention the standard 320GB hard drive, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, DVD burner and HDMI port. With a mail-in rebate presently available to celebrate its stealthy arrival, it sounds like a done deal to us — assuming, of course, that no other corners were cut.

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Sony’s Yoshida says PS3 is now turning a profit, no plans for a price cut

We’d already seen some evidence that Sony was lowering the manufacturing costs of the PlayStation 3, and it looks like that’s now finally starting to pay off — Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed to IGN that the console is at long last actually turning a profit. Of course, that profit is apparently still a fairly small one (and might just be breaking even), with Yoshida only saying that “this year is the first time that we are able to cover the cost of the PlayStation 3,” and that “we aren’t making huge money from hardware, but we aren’t bleeding like we used to.” That also unsurprisingly means that Sony still isn’t planning a price cut anytime in the near future, with Yoshida instead saying that Sony will focus on more bundles like Move / Sports Champions package announced at E3.

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Engadget HD Podcast 200 – 06.29.2010

Yes, that is right sir, we have recorded our 200th episode. It’s been a long road, four years since our first show and while only one host has made it through every episode — but one that is — we’ve had a number of great hosts and guests along the way. In fact we’ve had more guests than we can count and four hosts that have passed the baton, so we figured we’d take a stroll down memory lane with a few like Kevin Tofel who was one of the first hosts, and Ryan Block who was instrumental behind the scenes and even made it on a few shows. Of course we couldn’t do a proper number 200 without Steven Kim, co-host of over 100 shows. Last but not least, we looked forward to the next 200 with the one and only Joshua Topolsky. So while we didn’t talk about any current HD news (that episode will come later this week) each of the guests had plenty to say about the show and HD in general — almost 2 hours worth in fact. It has been a fun trip and we hope you continue to enjoy it with us. Thanks to every one of you who has been a part of the ride.

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Verizon iPhone in January, claims Bloomberg

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Bloomberg says Verizon will get the iPhone… sometime in January. Yep, it’s another fuzzy rumor sourced from “two people familiar with the plans,” and while we really do believe Big Red will eventually get the iPhone in our lifetimes, at this point we’re beyond cynical about pieces like this — chatter about a Verizon iPhone now regularly reaches deafening levels before crashing down in yet another cloud of AT&T-exclusive dust. However, if you must insist on living this impossible dream, Bloomy’s latest rumor does at least line up with the piece from the Wall Street Journal in March claiming that CDMA iPhone would begin production in September, giving Apple plenty of time to ramp up for a January launch.

Of course, we have to wonder if it’s the smartest move to announce the hotly-anticipated Verizon iPhone right after the holiday buying season, and we can’t imagine all those iPhone 4 buyers who were just enticed into signing new two-year AT&T contracts are going to be happy to discover they could have waited and escaped the Blue, but we’ll have to wait and see — Apple just told us that they “don’t comment on rumors and speculation” when we pinged them and asked for comment. Fingers crossed, we suppose.

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Poll: are the iPhone’s woes deal-breakers for you? (source: CNETAustralia)

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Samsung Galaxy i5500 Europa: Due July, Carphone Warehouse Online Exclusive (source: omio)

The affordable Samsung Galaxy i5500 handset – first seen at CommunicAsia and due for release under the Corby/Genio banner – has been revealed by Carphone Warehouse as the Samsung Galaxy Europa, an exclusive to the retailer and due for a July r… (source: omio) RSS feed and RSS-


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Obama frees the airwaves to cope with mobile explosion (source: nz herald)

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has moved to free up more wireless communications spectrum to cope with the explosion in the use of mobile devices.Obama signed a presidential memorandum that would make 500 megahertz… (source: nz herald) Rss feeds and Widgets-


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Verizon Wireless announces Pantech Jest QWERTY slider phone (source: mobileburn)

Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the Jest, a QWERTY slider phone that’s currently free if you purchase it through Verizon Wireless’ website. It will begin retailing in stores on July 5th for .99 with a 2-year contract.Read the full story he… (source: mobileburn) Rss feeds and Widgets-


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Apple iPhone 4 now available in AT&T stores, still causing lines (source: mobileburn)

If you weren’t able to get your hands on an iPhone during its initial launch, the device is now available in AT&T stores. However, it appears that its popularity is still causing shortages and long lines. CNET reported that one AT&T store in New Y… (source: mobileburn) Widgets and RSS-


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Video game fans pick their E3 fave

YouTube’s video gamers have spoken. First, they were treated to four days of live streaming from the gaming industry’s annual trade show, E3. The coverage elicited over 30,000 comments on the channel, as enthusiasts gave shout-outs to their favorite games, characters and platforms. They were also able to vote on their favorite E3 game trailer, which turned out to be this:


Congratulations to “Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3: The Video Game”! To see the other trailers in the top three, check out the E3 channel, and don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll get notified when we launch our 2011 coverage — because it’s never too soon to be thinking about where the gaming industry will take thumb-numbing action next.

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iPhone 4: Camera review (source: Cnet)

Is iPhone 4, with its flash and a 5-megapixel sensor, the first Apple phone to see photographers ditch their compact camera? We test its mettle (source: Cnet) RSS feed and Widgets-


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