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The 2013 Formula One racing season begins March 17 at Albert Park in Melbourne in front of a crowd likely to include around 330,000 race fans at the Australian Grand Prix. With only minor changes made in the Formula One regulations for this year, the differences between the F2012 and Ferrari’s 2013 entry, the F138, are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. But even though the casual eye will not perceive a great deal of difference in the F138, most of the parts and systems have been revised to maximize performance while maintaining Ferrari’s admirable reliability.
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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it’s easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don’t escape without notice, we’ve gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!
BlackBerry vowed to pull out all the stops to get BlackBerry 10 noticed — and the company certainly isn’t holding back with its promised Super Bowl spot. The ad claims that it’s easier to show what the Z10 can’t do in 30 seconds than what it can, and goes to extremes that include setting a man on fire and giving him elephant legs. We do still get a glance (or rather, Peek) at the phone itself, thankfully. Does the commercial make us want to drop everything for a Z10? Not necessarily, but we’ll likely remember what we saw. Check the clip for yourself after the break.
The old beer-selling adage that good things come to those who wait also applies to those who’ve yet to sign away a kidney for one of EE’s LTE plans. Three UK is announcing that it’s going to bundle LTE into its existing unlimited mobile data packages without any additional charges. The network is planning to launch its own 4G product later in the year, using spectrum it snagged when T-Mobile and Orange were forced to sell of a chunk in order to see their marriage go through. As such, existing ThreeUK customers who own an LTE-ready device can expect to see their mobile internet shoot through the roof as soon as the capacity is switched on.
One of the biggest problems in treating HIV patients is the amount of daily individual medications it takes to keep the virus at bay. In a new study, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have engineered a new approach to tailored gene therapy that they say makes key cells of the immune system resistant to attack from the HIV virus, which may eventually lead to the removal of life-long dependencies on drugs for patients living with HIV. ..
Continue Reading Tailored gene therapy approach could replace drug treatments for HIV patients
Section: Health and Wellbeing
Hydrogen is often hailed as a promising environmentally-friendly fuel source, but it is also relatively expensive to produce. However, new research conducted at Princeton University and Rutgers University poses the opportunity to produce hydrogen from water at a lower cost and more efficiently than previously thought possible.
Continue Reading Computer model indicates promising new catalyst for generating hydrogen from water
Section: Research Watch
It’s Sunday night. It’s been an insanely long and awesome week. I’m a little tipsy from Super Bowl bevvies. I’ve already done a lot of writing today. So I’m copping out on the writing for this week’s From the Editor’s Desk and doing it video style.
To be honest, I probably could have went on here for an hour. There’s THAT much to talk about between the launch event, the BlackBerry Z10, CrackBerry’s upcoming redesign and more. But we’ll save that for a full-out podcast this week and a bunch of follow-up editorials. I kept this one to six minutes. Be sure to watch it if you want to hear about my thoughts on BlackBerry’s Super Bowl commercial.
Ever since its inception, the digital or “modeling” guitar amplifier has caused a great deal of debate amongst players. On one hand, a digital amp gives you versatility, with a multitude of emulated amp “models” and tones that can be dialed up within seconds. A regular vacuum tube amp is far less versatile, but purists will argue that the warm tube-sound it produces can never be replicated by digital modeling. In an effort to bridge the divide between the two, MI Audio has created the Flex SmartAmp, a tube-driven, analog guitar amplifier that can be digitally controlled using an iDevice. ..
Continue Reading Flex SmartAmp takes a best-of-both-worlds approach to guitar amplification
Iranian State TV on Saturday showed an unveiling ceremony for a new Iranian designed and built combat aircraft. Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi claimed the single-seat Qaher F-313 (Dominant F-313) can operate at low altitudes and was constructed from “advanced materials” that contribute to the aircraft’s “very low radar cross section.” ..
Continue Reading Iran unveils homegrown Qaher F-313 "stealth" fighter
Section: Aero Gizmo
Android apps on Windows? Been there, done that. Try running Windows programs on Android for size. Alexandre Julliard, the developer behind the Wine compatibility layer, gave an update about an ARM-friendly flavor of the software and showed off a version that runs on Android at the 2013 Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting. According to Phoronix, the demo of a Windows app running on Android was “horrendously slow,” but Julliard chalks that up to the fact that the sample was chugging along on an Android emulator. Wine for Mountain View’s OS is said to be an active work-in-progress, so there’s no word on when it might find its way into the wild just yet.
If you didn’t like the look of BlackBerry’s first Super Bowl commercial, maybe this commercial by Canadian carrier Bell Mobility will be more to your liking.
Tomorrow we’ll also start to see BlackBerry’s own Keep Moving ad campaign kick off as well. There’s going to be a whole lot of BlackBerry Z10 love going around the planet earth soon.
Following this week’s BlackBerry 10 launch event, I gave a few interviews to some of the big mainstream media folks in attendance. There seemed to be a lot of interest in knowing "the full story behind the hair" as well as how the CrackBerry community was feeling now that the wait was over (at least for some of us - sorry US!) and that we finally had the BlackBerry Z10 in our hands.
Back in September I had a great over the phone interview and debate with CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla following the BlackBerry Jam Developer conference, so it was fun to follow up with Carl in person now that BB10 is here. Hit up the video above to check it out. Carl is a fun guy to talk to on this stuff, so hopefully we’ll have more discussions as the BlackBerry 10 story continues to unfold over the months ahead. Oh, and you can also get a look at my post-ponytail look here (which I still haven’t had a proper hair cut yet).
It’s actually kind of crazy how much coverage the whole "I’m not cutting my hair until BlackBerry 10 arrives" thing has received. It just started out as a silly idea, yet somehow it managed to get broadcast around the world. Heck, it even made The Economist. It’s a crazy world we live in.
While it may not take you as far afield as the Grub Hub camp kitchen, the flix Live is designed to simplify and speed-up the task of transferring gastronomical proceedings out into the garden, terrace or roof top, where it can work as either a kitchen, BBQ station or buffet. ..
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Section: Around The Home