Best Buy launches Insignia connected TVs with DVR-less TiVo

Right on schedule, Best Buy’s announced it’s good and ready to ship two Insignia-branded connected televisions with TiVo’s UI — minus the whole DVR thing, that is. The two 1080p sets, available in 32- and 42-inch flavors, are landing months after the retailer said it was buddying up with TiVo to borrow its user interface — and only that, there’s no indication these will play nicely with Premiere DVRs and their multiroom streaming at launch — for searching content and also just getting up and running easily. As you’d expect, folks perusing these sets can watch movies from Netflix, CinemaNow, and YouTube, as well as stream from Pandora and Napster. Rounding out the list of apps are Facebook, Twitter, Photobucket, and Chumby, with more to come, Best Buy tells us. In addition to the easy access to content, the story here is that the UI plays nice with existing cable boxes, making the installation easy even if the person holding the remote doesn’t happen to have a lengthy serial number on hand. Look for the 32-inch number for 9, with the 42-incher fetching 9. Find the full PR and some b-roll video after the break, along with a smattering of hands-on shots of what should be an all-too-familiar interface.

Continue reading Best Buy launches Insignia connected TVs with DVR-less TiVo

Best Buy launches Insignia connected TVs with DVR-less TiVo originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments


Go to Source

Ford bringing SYNC systems to base trim levels, drops from $395 to $295

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/01/ford-bringing-sync-systems-to-base-trim-levels-drops-from-395/
Ford’s been pushing SYNC in its autos since 2007, but you wouldn’t have known it had you opted for the base trim level on your ride. Thankfully for those who appreciate the basics, that’s a-changing. The automaker is aiming to entice more potential owners by offering the voice-activated infotainment systems across all levels for 5 (down from 5, where optional), starting with its 2012 Edge and Explorer models. To sweeten the deal even further, it’ll also become standard on SEL variants for the first time — before, it was a luxury previously reserved for Limited and Sport. Ford plans to roll out the system across its entire lineup in three years time, bringing the 2013 Ford Taurus, Focus, Escape and Flex into the fold. You know, options for all of you who aren’t hip on the all-American, gas-guzzling SUV. Full PR past the break.

Continue reading Ford bringing SYNC systems to base trim levels, drops from 5 to 5

Ford bringing SYNC systems to base trim levels, drops from 5 to 5 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments


Go to Source

Take Photos With The Power Button On The Infuse 4G

Sometimes the default camera buttons on devices are not as convenient as could be, and XDA member Frooty has come up with a mod for the Samsung Infuse 4G.

The mod is for the stock camera app that comes with the Infuse and features the following:

  • Take pictures with the power button
  • Take pictures even when low on battery (less than 15%)
  • Record videos even when low on battery (less than 15%)
  • Version 1.1. has a fix to the home key not working
The mod is provided in a CWM flashable zip. You’ll need to download it, boot into CWM and install. Then you just need to reboot and you;re good to go.
Note that the mod is for a deodexed ROM and will now work on stock ROMs.
For more information, including the download link, head on over to the modification thread.


Kyocera Echo Gingerbread update bringing WiFi calling, NFC support?

Um, okay? Hot on the heels of rumors that Kyocera’s Echo would see its first major Android update on August 1st, in flies an updated page over at the company’s own website detailing the impending changes. Unless someone at Kyocera’s pulling a fast one, it looks as if the imminent Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) update will bring a downright staggering list of new features, making an already unique handset capable of even rarer feats. Interest piqued? We’re told that the refresh will provide pinch-to-zoom support in the browser, gallery, Maps and Sprint Navigation, an improved downloads app and an upgrade to the Swype 3.0 virtual keypad, with Tap Correction and Horizontal Word Choice list.

But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg — the real kicker is the addition of “internet calling over WiFi” as well as “an NFC reader to interact with posters, advertisements, products, etc.” You heard right, WiFi calling and a previously unmentioned NFC chip — hopefully of the UMA variety, rather than just SIP. As of now, the only major US carrier to support WiFi calling is T-Mobile, and neither Sprint nor Kyocera have mentioned any secretive Near Field Communications module to us. The luckiest of the early adopters should see their over-the-air update swing through as soon as a half-hour, so be sure to let us know if this all proves true in comments below. Naturally, we’ll be watching for the update on our own set and updating accordingly.

[Thanks, Brain_ReCall]

Kyocera Echo Gingerbread update bringing WiFi calling, NFC support? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceKyocera  | Email this | Comments


Go to Source

World’s strangest hotel to finally open – maybe

Finally the citizens of North Korea can acknowledge the hotel's existence

The Ryugyong Hotel in the center of North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang, must count as one of the strangest building projects, not to say one of the ugliest, in the world. Construction began in 1987 and continued until it’s abandonment in 1993 when the projected cost of required remedial rebuilding was simply too much for the impoverished city and state to bear. Now, twenty-four years after the first concrete block was laid, it’s finally finished – kinda…..
Continue Reading World’s strangest hotel to finally open – maybe

Section: Holiday Destinations

Tags: ,
,
,

Related Articles:



Rockwell Collins unveils first touch-control primary flight display

Rockwell Collins touch-control primary flight display (PFD)

For the first 50 years of computing, the input and output of a computer have been to different places. Mobile computing and the touch screen are quickly changing things though and the changes extend to the aircraft industry. At the 59th Annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Rockwell Collins has unveiled the first touch-control primary flight displays (PFD) for business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on future applications of the company’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system…
Continue Reading Rockwell Collins unveils first touch-control primary flight display

Section: Aero Gizmo

Tags: ,
,
,

Related Articles:


How would you change RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook?

RIM’s 7-inch PlayBook may be lovely to hold, and that gesture area along the bezel is downright genius, but the QNX-powered slate hasn’t had the easiest time taking on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Apple’s iPad 2. Still, RIM’s following is amongst the most loyal in the industry, and those who wouldn’t leave the house sans a BlackBerry handset may have been inclined to give this guy a go. If that’s you, we’re overly interested in hearing how you’d do things differently. Would you have preferred a larger screen? Android app support right out of the box? A beefier software store? Go on and get creative in comments below — something tells us RIM isn’t exactly in a position to turn a deaf ear.

How would you change RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments


Go to Source

BootFlash – An App To Install Custom Splash Screens

If you’re the kind of person that like to change your splash screen on a regular basis and want to be able to do so on the fly, XDA forum member vinvinvinster has posted about SoCal Devs new application that lets you do so easily on your phone without that need for a computer.

Bootflash Lite lets you choose an image stored on your phone to install as your rooted phone’s splash screen. The screen sticks across different ROMs and you can change it as often as you desire. The app currently is compatible with the HTC Inspire 4G, Desire HD, Vision, Thunderbolt, G2, Desire Z, Droid Incredible and Evo 4G.

Please do not attempt to use the app on any phone that is not listed above!

For more information, take a look at the forum thread.

Bootflash Lite is available to download free in the Market.


Blackberry Curve 8520 Loading Error

Hey,

I am having a problem and when i search it up online I am having this repeated error every time it load’s the home screen it gives me the following error code.

Error Code: uncaught exception 4>=4

I was hoping some one could help me out here as I found no working fix threw many hours of Google searching and found no working fix yet.

Thanks
RitualJman

WD’s 9.5mm Scorpio Blue 1TB laptop hard drive gets benchmarked

These days, it’s hard to shake the urge to pop a solid state drive into your next laptop, but even if you’re down with dropping the requisite coin, the restrictive capacity choices may make it darn near impossible for pack rats to bite. For those fitting squarely into that category, there’s Western Digital’s newest laptop drive: the 9.5mm 1TB Scorpio Blue. It’s one of the first in this form factor (read: the one that slips into most everything smaller than a Clevo) to hit the 1TB milestone, and at just , it’s a veritable bargain. The benchmarking gurus over at Hot Hardware threw it through the usual gauntlet of tests, pitting it against a 500GB Scorpio Black and a 640GB Seagate Momentus. As you’d likely expect, the 1TB spinner bested the competition in SiSoftware, ATTO and CrystalDiskMark tests, though not by a tremendous margin. Still, taking performance up a notch while also boasting a full terabyte of space makes it somewhat of a no-brainer for capacity freaks, and you can hit the source for a barrage of charts proving as much.

WD’s 9.5mm Scorpio Blue 1TB laptop hard drive gets benchmarked originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceHot Hardware  | Email this | Comments


Go to Source

About Data Monitoring on BES 5.0.3

Hello. Am not sure if this is the proper place to post this question but maybe someone can give me a push in the right direction. I am currently the new " Phone Guy / BES Admin" at work and I need some help with a couple things. With the unlimited data plans currently being dropped by carriers and our users web hungry habits, i was asked to find a way to monitor and cut / throttle data usage on the devices. we are on BES 5.0.3 and was wondering:

1: Can we monitor data usage on the devices via polices?
2: If users do reach a certain threshold can we send a notification to user letting them or myself know?
3: is there away to make the device not use carrier data but instead go through the BES to web browse? if that make any sense.

Once again am sorry if this is not the correct place to ask these question. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Blackberry Texting Question’s

hey,

I also searched this online and never found an answer yet. I just upgraded my plan from the plan to the and it comes with outgoing texts to the US and international texting, do I pay to for the incoming texts from numbers out side of Canada as i have unlimited texting across Canada and it comes with unlimited incoming texts?

Thanks
RitualJman

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: photovoltaic trees, a mind-reading Prius bike and solar-powered garb

The summer sun shined a light on several breakthrough solar technologies this week at Inhabitat as Semprius unveiled a powerful micro photovoltaic cell that can fit on a pinhead, and MIT developed a solar power system that can produce energy without sunlight. We also spotted plans for a shape-shifting solar home with a perforated facade, a series of luminous photovoltaic trees that grow real plants, and Nuon unveiled its super aerodynamic Nuna6 solar-powered racer.

Speaking of green transportation, this week President Obama set a goal of 54.5 MPG for all US automakers, BMW unveiled its breakthrough i3 and i8 electric vehicles, and Toyota unveiled a mind-reading Prius bike that can shift gears with just a thought. We also showcased several incredible examples of vehicular architecture – including a prefab house made from recycled Hummers and a shipping container pool set on a barge that purifies water as it floats through france.

As temperatures continued to soar this week we brought you seven solar-powered wearables guaranteed to give you a charge, and we saw Japanese citizens turn to air-conditioned clothing to beat the heat during power shortages. We were also relieved to hear a Swiss study announce that cell phone use is not linked to brain tumors in kids, and we showed you the dizzying view from the world’s tallest tennis court, which is set atop the Burj al Arab in Dubai.

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: photovoltaic trees, a mind-reading Prius bike and solar-powered garb originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 19:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments


Go to Source

more onfo

hey, I wanted to get a blackberry bold on PAUG but wanted2 knw if I can use bbm on it and how also on what network? Hope I make scene.

Thankx for ur tym:smile:

Graphic Artist

Details

Job Title :Graphic Artist

Job Description Create original wallpapers, icons, and other elements

Company: ProThemeDesigns

Education Required : None

Experience Required : None

Starting Salary : Commission based, 5% to 10% of revenue recieved

Conditions : Must speak, and read/write English

Location Remote

Contact : Anthony(at)prothemedesigns.com

Notes
Send sample work to above address