Okay, okay, so we’re 21 hours late for this episode of the Engadget Podcast. It’s been a crazy week, give us a break. The good news, though, is that the gang is all here. Join Tim, Brian and Peter for an early / late wrap-up of the nutty week that was.
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trendspotter writes in with the latest news about the 2045 Project. “If Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that seeks to replace flesh-and-blood bodies with robotic avatars, each one uploaded with the contents of a human brain. The goal: to extend human lives by hundreds or thousands of years, if not indefinitely.”
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Been aching to find out what Sony’s PlayStation 4 actually looks like? So have we. Fortunately, Engadget’s Ben Gilbert and Joystiq EIC Ludwig Kietzmann are right outside of the company’s E3 press event, happily speculating on the box’s potential shape — not to mention what games we might see for it today. Head past the break to hear the pair’s predictions for the show — and of course, you can always follow along on our liveblog when they’re finished.
Having to gauge how cash translates into Microsoft Points will be a thing of the past. Ballmer and Co. just announced that they’re doing way with their specialized points on Xbox Live, and will instead rely on your local currency. Goodbye, Microsoft Points. You won’t be missed — not by us, at least.
Follow our liveblog for all of the latest news from E3 2013.
Apple will webcast the keynote of its developers conference live starting at 10 a.m. PT, but the webcast will be available only on the company’s own hardware, or via an OS X-powered virtual machine.
It’s that time again! This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s own Worldwide Developers Conference to unveil everything they’ve worked so hard to keep secret for the past many months. iOS 7! OS X 10.9! Other stuff!
We’re live at the keynote, and we’ll be bringing you all of the news as it breaks with our up-to-the-second live blog. Join us!
This year’s big Apple developers conference has arrived, WWDC 2013, and SlashGear is now on the scene to bring the full top-to-bottom report to you, up close and personal. While the main entry point for Apple’s major keynote for this multi-day event will be accessible to you via SlashGear’s WWDC 2013 liveblog portal (starting at
A small, newly discovered asteroid will pass within the distance from the Earth to the moon this weekend, and you can watch its approach live online today.
Driving can be fun, but parking is decidedly not. The hunt for a space, the frustration of squeezing into spot when you do find one, a new ding in your car when you return. Those aggravations could be a thing of the past — if the latest connected car technologies work out.
And there was much rejoicing — it’s the 181st edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast! Join us as Myriam, Brad and Joseph pontificate things that are mobile. And pontificate the word “pontificate.” We’re live at 3PM ET.
Oh sure, you love gadgets — but do you have the chops to write about them? We’d love to know if you think you do, because we’re looking to actually pay people to do this stuff. Professional writing experience, particularly in our industry, is greatly preferred. That said, what we really care about is that you can write skillfully about gadgets with wit, concision, authority and blinding speed, even if you haven’t cut your teeth in the tech sector just yet. Oh, and being obsessed with Engadget is good, too. We’re looking for a freelance editor in the San Francisco area.
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Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time.
Microsoft brushed off a dubious hacker's claim on Thursday that he stole 47 million account credentials for Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service.
TomTom is looking to beef up its location based services portal by joining forces with TrafficLand to bring real time traffic video to its developers. TomTom’s LBS will now incorporate TrafficLand’s network of over 13,000 roadside webcams, enabling developers to integrate live footage into their location-enabled apps via the Traffic Camera API. TrafficLand’s real-time video will join the other cloud-based location services TomTom provides to devs, like map content, routing and geocoding. For right now, TrafficLand covers only the US, UK and Canada, and it’s not clear if the company plans to expand beyond those three countries anytime soon. For more information, you can take a gander at TomTom’s full press release, embedded after the break.
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How much? When? Where? Who cares? If you aren’t exactly interested in knowing how much the impending Xbox One will cost you — let alone when it’ll actually hit your doorstep — you can sign up to be notified of your opportunity to pre-order the console right now. To be clear, this isn’t a sign-up for a pre-order. It’s just a sign-up to be notified of pre-orders officially opening up. So really, what’s to lose? Hit the source link below in order to share your email address, and you’ll get a $ 10 Microsoft online store credit for your trouble. (Or, you can hit the Amazon link for those needing an excuse to make better use of their Prime subscription.)
Microsoft is about to unveil the next Xbox home gaming console, and they’re broadcasting the entire event live for all to watch. There will be thrills! Spills! Chills! Maybe some actual hardware, unlike at Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal. Check it out above, or if you’re in an environment where you can’t listen in, or just prefer glorious words written by Greg Kumparak to these newfangled moving pictures, check out our live blog.
A new Lumia phone from Nokia, this year’s Google I/O and BlackBerry Live — yep, it was a pretty hectic week for us, but also a good seven days for tech news. Even if Google didn’t have any truly new hardware for us, it’s started up its own on-demand music service, gave us more details on Google Glass, redesigned its Maps and, well, it was a very long keynote. Join us after the break for a numerical breakdown of that and the rest of the week’s big news.
Lenovo‘s long-awaited IdeaPad Yoga 11S is finally about to make its store debut. The 11-inch convertible laptop, which was announced at CES 2013 back in January, now has a release date of June 23 and pre-orders are live starting today on Lenovo’s website, as well as at Best Buy. If you like the Yoga series,
YouTube began experimenting with live streaming a few years ago, offering it to show a few big events as they happened. In 2010, the feature was expanded a tad to a few networks, with plans to expand it again in the future. It has been a slow process, but the offering is being expanded again,
Google’s annual I/O conference in San Francisco kicks off this morning at 9am PT/noon ET and, as usual, the good folks from Mountain View are making a live video stream of the event available for all of you who can’t be there in person. Unlike other years, when Google ran two separate keynotes on the first two days of I/O, the company is only running a single keynote this time around. Last year’s skydiving antics definitely set the bar very high for this year’s event and so far, we haven’t heard how Google plans to top this today. We do expect to hear quite a bit about Google+, however, and the rumor mill also predicts the launch of the next version of Google Talk/Hangouts, some news about Compute Engine and, of course, Google Glass – the star of last year’s event. The keynote is scheduled to last for a whopping three hours, so grab your coffee, donuts or popcorn, kick back, and enjoy the show. If you can’t watch the video, you can also find our play-by-play live blog here.
We’ve been eager to try out Aereo’s TV streaming service, which sends live broadcast content to devices over the internet. But the service has at least one significant flaw: it’s only available to subscribers in the New York City area. Beginning May 15th, the streaming service will expand to Boston-based users, and rates will change slightly as well. The base plan, which includes unlimited streaming and 20 hours of DVR storage, will remain unchanged at $ 8 per month, but the $ 12 monthly tariff will include 60 hours of storage, compared to the 40 hours Aereo previously offered.
And that’s it — no more $ 1 daily or $ 80 yearly plans, though that latter option is still available until the new structure goes live on Wednesday. The service is supported on iOS, Chrome, IE 9, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Roku devices, though those geographic restrictions keep the access pool quite limited. New Yorkers can take the service for a spin today, Bostonians will get the green light come May 15th, and the rest of you can see what you’re missing in the demo video after the break.
Yesterday NASA reported that an ammonia leak had been discovered on the ISS. Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy are embarking on an emergency spacewalk to fix the problem. NASA TV is broadcasting the walk live, and you can follow along on the somewhat safer journey past the break.
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The moon will block part of the sun today to create a potentially amazing “ring of fire” and you can watch the celestial sight live online.
Wearing what looked more like a stapler than the high-tech Google Glass gadget, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Fred Armisen “demonstrated” how discretely Google’s new gizmo can be used.
Aaaand the Google Glass jokes have officially gone mainstream.
Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update — the bit that long ago became the best reason to tune into SNL — took on Glass last night… and, well, they kind of nailed it.
Those who preferred Twitter’s earlier, more liberal ways have regarded May 7th with a sense of dread, as that’s when API 1.0 (and our chance at a truly competitive app ecosystem) was supposed to go dark. While the company isn’t about to reverse course, it is giving the refuseniks a break by delaying the shutdown until June 11th. More time is necessary for blackout tests, Twitter says. We wouldn’t lean too heavily on remaining API 1.0-era apps and services when that instability exists, but the extra month does allow for a gentler transition into API 1.1′s brave new world.
[Image credit: Coletivo Mambembe, Flickr]
Via: Android Central
Tim’s back, Brian’s back and Peter’s back. And this week they’ll be joined by a very special guest in the form of gdgt’s Ryan Block, in a slightly more accommodating studio. Also, there may or may not be one very special piece of eyewear. Only one way to find out! Join along, after the break.
The Hackathon has come and gone, and it’s time for the main event. TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 begins now. If you’ve been a fan of Disrupt in the past, you’re in for a huge treat this beautiful April morning. We’ll be live streaming the entire event from start to finish, with today’s live stream starting at 8:45am ET and ending around 6pm each night. In the morning, we’ll be enjoying fireside chats with the likes of Andreesen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon and Benchmark’s Bill Gurley, along with panels like Content Makes A Comeback. Better yet, Jonah Perreti from BuzzFeed will be giving the keynote for the day. In the afternoon, Battlefield begins. For those of you who are Disrupt virgins, the Startup Battlefield is the shining star of TechCrunch Disrupt. 35 companies from all over the world are handpicked by TechCrunch staff to launch their products and companies on our stage, direct to the world. They’ll have six minutes to present, followed by six minutes of Q&A with tech star judges like Tracy Chou (Pinterest), John Frankel (ff Venture) and Sam Yagan (okCupid). We invite you to follow along on the live stream and tweet with us at #TCdisrupt. Here’s the full agenda for the day: 9:00am -9:05am Opening Remarks by TechCrunch 9:05am – 9:25am Fireside Chat with Chris Dixon (Andreessen Horowitz) 9:25am – 9:50am Fireside Chat with Bill Gurley (Benchmark) 9:50am – 10:10am In Conversation with Chamath Palihapitya (Social+Capital Partnership) 10:10am – 10:35am Keynote: Everyone Is Literally Crazy, by Jonah Peretti (Buzzfeed) 10:35am – 10:55am TBA 10:55am – 11:05am Special Product Announcement 11:05am – 11:20am BREAK 11:20am – 11:45am In Conversation with Kevin Ryan (Gilt Groupe) and Dwight Merriman (10gen) 11:45am – 12:10pm Panel: Content Makes a Comeback 12:10pm – 12:30pm Fireside Chat with John Borthwick 12:30pm – 2:00pm LUNCH 2:00pm – 2:25pm Founders Stories with Mike McCue (Flipboard) Startup Battlefield with Jason Kincaid 2:25pm – 2:30pm How the Startup Battlefield Works 2:30pm – 3:30pm Session One – New Networks Judges: Ime Archibong (Facebook), David Pakman (Venrock), Yossi Vardi (angel investor) 3:30pm – 3:45pm BREAK 3:45pm – 4:45pm Session Two – Online for Offline Judges: Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst), Tracy Chou (Pinterest), Matt Mazzeo (Lowercase Capital), Ron Palmeri (Mark II Ventures) 4:45pm – 5:00pm BREAK 5:00pm – 6:00pm Session Three – Get Things Done Judges: John Frankel (ff Venture Capital), Hilary Mason (bit.ly), Megan Quinn (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers),
Remember how Google Fiber‘s recent announcement for planned service in Austin by 2014 spurred immediate competition from AT&T? It’s safe to say telcos in other areas have taken note about the gigabit speeds and roughly $ 70 montly pricing, too. According to a Wall Street Journal Digits blog post, Vermont Telephone Company is now offering gigabit-speed service to some of its customers for the crazy low stand-alone price of $ 35 bucks a month. To keep things in perspective, WSJ notes that roughly 600 folks are subscribed (out of VTel’s total base of about 17.5K) and that the company is essentially going to be analyzing whether the current pricing will remain for the long-term. With Google Fiber to continuing to expand, it’s certainly promising to see how superspeed internet is trickling across the US — and how easy it’s been looking on the wallet.
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6Wunderkinder let us know last week that it was entering the big leagues of task management with Wunderlist Pro, and today it’s possible for us to follow along. The company’s first premium service is now available for those running the iOS, Mac and web apps, albeit with a slightly higher than anticipated $ 50 yearly subscription price alongside the $ 5 monthly option. What Pro users get for their money currently remains the same: they can assign tasks to others, add an unlimited number of subtasks and choose from eight more backgrounds. File attachments and sharing are coming soon, 6Wunderkinder says. Android and Windows users will have to sit tight while their versions of Wunderlist Pro finish baking, but everyone else can start collaborating today.
Instead of making a robot from scratch, why not start with a turtle? With a simple, non-invasive device attached to its shell, a live red-eared slider could be steered like a remote-controlled toy car a slow one at least, new research shows
SpaceX may be the only private outfit currently shepherding cargo to the International Space Station, but Orbital Sciences, which is the second party in NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services effort, is taking a step towards its own ISS resupply missions. Today, the firm’s Antares rocket will undergo its very first test flight, taking off from the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. Liftoff is slated for sometime between 5PM and 7PM, with an 80 percent chance of favorable weather, as opposed to the 45 percent odds and high-altitude winds that foiled its initial attempt yesterday. To watch Antares embark on its maiden voyage, hit the jump for a live video feed.
[Image credit: NASA, Flickr]
We’re still waiting to see Cox’s next generation cable TV-to-mobile streaming app, but right now it’s released a version of its existing Cox TV Connect app for Android. Available on iPads since the end of 2011 and on iPhone / iPod touch since the end of last year, it’s finally made the trek to a “select” group of Android tablets, consisting of the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy 2 / Galaxy Note slates. A support document also mentions Amazon’s Kindle Fire family, however the app isn’t in its store as of this posting. For those not familiar, it’s a free app for subscribers that lets them watch a selection of live TV channels while connected to their home wireless network, and view listings anywhere. We’ll be interested to see if the list of compatible (Android 4.0+) hardware grows quickly, or if users will need to wait for a port of the new app which adds personalization features tied into Cox’s Trio DVR platform.
Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording for today has concluded. Check Techcrunch soon for replay.
Want to be sure that you don’t miss the arrival date of the Galaxy S 4 on Verizon? Naturally, you could keep a keen eye on Engadget’s homepage, but Big Red now has a solution of its own that could be worth a whirl. The company has just posted a signup page for Samsung’s Next Big Thing, and so long as you’re comfortable forking over your email address, you’ll receive a notification delivered to your inbox when more details are available. By now, it’s no secret that the Galaxy S 4 will arrive on Verizon in May, but if you’re looking to circle a definitive date on your calendar — and stay in the loop about any pre-order opportunities — then by all means, click on through and hit the red ‘Sign Up’ button. We’re pretty sure Verizon’s third-party marketing partners won’t complain.
Via: Droid Life
Source: Verizon Wireless
The last time that Xbox 360 gamers were treated with a free weekend of Xbox Live Gold was back in November. It’s certainly been a few months, but Microsoft has announced that the promotion is back this weekend, giving those who don’t have a Gold membership the opportunity to take part in the $ 60/year subscription
Between word that Explorer Editions are being produced, a reveal of spec details and documentation for the Mirror API being published, it’s been a busy night for Google Glass announcements. Mountain View has just pushed up the Android companion app for the spectacles, dubbed MyGlass, to Google Play. Sure, you can download it on any device toting Android 4.0.3 or higher, but Page and Co. say, “If you don’t have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time.” In addition to the application, the search behemoth has published a webpage four those setting up their eyewear for the first time. Hit the source links below for the app and for a look at the hardware’s setup experience.
Via: Android Police