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!
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If you didn’t get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we’ve opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, a familiar smartphone leaked that’s said to join the prepaid ranks at Verizon Wireless, AT&T swung back against the DOJ, and Rogers issued its quarterly earnings. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore all that’s happening in the mobile world for this week of April 22nd, 2013.
Tomorrow has been dubbed “Internet Blackout Day” by Anonymous. It has asked that many website owners blackout their websites on April 22nd at 6:00AM GMT in protest against CISPA. The protest will last for 24 hours, and will show the government the “unity and power of the internet they’re trying to exploit.” Along with making
If you didn’t get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we’ve opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, T-Mobile announced the price and release date for the Optimus L9, carriers were announced in Canada for the ATIV S Windows Phone and ZTE released a low-priced Android smartphone for Virgin Mobile in the UK. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the “best of the rest” for this week of October 22nd, 2012.
Can you say “edutainment?” Yep, this month we’ll be exploring the intersection of technology and education like only the Engadget Show can, including trips to NYU’s ITP school and Northeastern University in Boston to check out some amazing student projects. Tim will be traveling all the way to Alaska to work with a team of researchers studying the northern lights with high-tech balloons and helmet cameras. And none other than LeVar Burton will be sitting down for an interview to discuss the next step in the evolution of his beloved Reading Rainbow. We’ll also be highlighting the best of this year’s E3, paying a visit to the awesome Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville, MA and checking out the month’s latest and greatest gadgets.
Best of all, if you’re in New York City, you can be a part of the live show at Metropolis Studios on 106th St. in Manhattan — just fire off an email to engadgetshow [at] engadget.com.
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If you love the idea of the ASUS Transformer Prime, but can’t quite justify throwing that much money at it, the ASUS Transformer Pad 300 is a slightly more affordable alternative that doesn’t disappoint in the specs department either. The Transformer Pad 300 is now available to pre-order on Amazon for $ 489.99, and will start
One of the better sci-fi shows of late begins its final season on Syfy tonight as we take our final trip back to Global Dynamics’ favorite research facility. We’ll try not to let knowing it’s all coming to an end soon dampen our enjoyment.
(April 16th, Syfy, 9PM)
Parks & Recreation
Originally conceived as a spin-off of The Office, Parks & Recreation had a rough start but has now surpassed the originator of its mockumentary style. It comes back form a brief midseason break this week, and not a moment too soon. All we’re saying is, if Aziz ansari really did work in a small-town Indiana parks & rec, we’d get in on the ground floor of any new startup he founded.
(April 19th, 9:30PM, NBC)
The Discovery / BBC quest to the actual ends of the Earth wraps up this week with a final, and somewhat controversial, episode focusing on climate change. It’s probably impossible to top Planet earth, but what we’ve seen of this nature documentary has put it above the recent Life series on our lists. Of course, another option is to snag the David Attenborough-narrated BBC version this week instead. Your choice.
(April 22nd, 8PM, Discovery — $ 34.99 on Amazon)
The ASUS Transformer Pad 300 is getting closer to bringing its watered-down Prime flavor to store shelves, as PC World reports a spokesperson confirmed it will begin shipping April 22nd. What they could not confirm was the price, although there are preorders out there for $ 399 already. In case you’ve forgotten, the 300 brings the same Tegra 3 processor as the Prime, but matches it with a standard IPS display, optional LTE and only 16GB of built-in storage, as well as 10 hours of battery life. We’ll let you know when we hear more, but for now feel free to pencil in a note on your Earth Day calendar entries.