august 31st

august 31st

Think Geek's Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pleases Whovians in time for Comic-Con

www.engadget.com
Ever wished you too could make use of the awesome powers that lie within Dr. Matt Smith's Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver? Well, it's still not exactly a reality as the space-bred handyman's gadget seen on Doctor Who, but ThinkGeek and The Wand Company have you covered if an IR-packing...
Think Geek's Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pleases Whovians in time for Comic-Con

Google TV-powered Hisense Pulse box coming mid-November for under $99

9to5google.com
There were some hints over the past few days but now Hisense Pulse has made things official with the announcement of a new Google TV box set to be unveiled at IFA next week and released in the U.S. in the fall. Much like Vizio’s recently announced Co-Star, the new...
Google TV-powered Hisense Pulse box coming mid-November for under $99

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity hits the UK on August 31st, starts at £600 for 32GB model

www.engadget.com
While we've known the pricing and availability attached to ASUS' new flagship slate in the US for some time now, UKers had been left to wonder when they'd finally be able to get their eager palms on that rebranded and well-specced Pad Infinity. Thankfully, that's about to change, as...
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity hits the UK on August 31st, starts at £600 for 32GB model
Quad-core Sony Xperia tablet leaks with Surface-style keyboard $450 price tag

Behance officially launches its developer API, evolving its creative network into a powerful platform

thenextweb.com
Behance, the popular portfolio-sharing network for creatives, first began rolling out version 2 of its previously private API on August 31st. Now, the company is officially launching it, allowing developers to build apps that incorporate the service’s projects, works in progress and users. In other words, the network has now truly become...
Behance officially launches its developer API, evolving its creative network into a powerful platform
TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch

Kyocera Rise coming to Sprint August 19th for $20, Virgin Mobile to follow on August 31st

www.engadget.com
Kyocera announced the QWERTY-packing Rise at this year's CTIA without mention of any carrier support. Regardless, we had a feeling it would eventually end up on Sprint, given the lengthy partnership the two companies have enjoyed. Indeed, we got official word this morning that the Kyocera Rise will be...
Kyocera Rise coming to Sprint August 19th for $20, Virgin Mobile to follow on August 31st
Watch this: collapsing solar filaments cause an explosion on the sun
Microsoft to retire some Zune Pass features on August 31st ahead of Xbox Music debut
Star search: a non-profit group wants to send four people to Mars...forever
Sprint rumored to launch LG superphone in Q4

MacTech Conference 2012: Sessions, Speakers and Details

9to5mac.com
PRESS RELEASE Aug. 6, 2012, 8:41 a.m. EDT MacTech Conference 2012: Sessions, Speakers and Details World-class speakers, amazing sessions; pre-registration ends August 31st WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — MacTech Conference for Apple Developers and IT Pros, October 17-19, 2012 in Los Angeles, has released...
MacTech Conference 2012: Sessions, Speakers and Details

ZTE launching Grand X LTE on China Mobile in Hong Kong

www.engadget.com
ZTE's LTE-capable version of its Grand X smartphone will arrive on China Mobile's GSM network at the end of this month. The Grand X LTE (T82) is the company's first single-chip LTE handset, coming with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 8-megapixel rear camera and Ice Cream Sandwich. It'll arrive in...
ZTE launching Grand X LTE on China Mobile in Hong Kong

The Year of the Game

www.kickstarter.com
Last week, Reaper Miniature Bones and Planetary Annihilation became the 10th and 11th Kickstarter projects to cross $1 million in funding. Both projects belong to the Games category. In fact, seven of the eleven projects that have crossed $1 million this year are games, and an eighth is a comic about a game. This has been the year...
The Year of the Game

9 SXSW Interactive Sessions Everyone Should Vote For - Now!

www.readwriteweb.com
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals - the giant confab of interactive, music and film in Austin, TX, in March, 2013 - is currently working on some 3,656 panel proposals. Which ones actually happen depends on how many votes they get. Here are nine panels that deserve your...
9 SXSW Interactive Sessions Everyone Should Vote For - Now!
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity priced at £599.99 in UK, set for release August 31st

Adobe begins regular updates to Creative Cloud applications, details future improvements for Creative Suite

www.engadget.com
Adobe's subscription-based software service is three months old and the outfit is rolling out the first of its regular updates to the Creative Cloud set of applications. Alongside a new preview of Adobe Edge, added features to Adobe Muse highlight this round of improvements -- set to go live...
Adobe begins regular updates to Creative Cloud applications, details future improvements for Creative Suite

Olympus Stylus TG-625 Tough adds AF light for tricky shots in rough situations

www.engadget.com
It's been awhile since we've seen Olympus tackle the more affordable side of its rugged camera lineup, which makes its latest entry feel overdue. The Stylus TG-625 Tough effectively replaces the TG-620 by adding something that's been commonplace in the camera world: an autofocus illuminator light to improve focusing...
Olympus Stylus TG-625 Tough adds AF light for tricky shots in rough situations

Samsung Epic 2 SPH-D705 finally coming to Sprint?

www.unwiredview.com
Remember that rumored Samsung Epic 2, which was supposed to arrive at Sprint in the third quarter of 2011? The handset still hasn’t been officially announced, but it looks like it may be soon. The Epic 2 (model number SPH-D705) has recently appeared on CelleBrite’s system (which is used by...
Samsung Epic 2 SPH-D705 finally coming to Sprint?
Leaked images of Sony Xperia Tablet reveal unique design

Zune's last days: Microsoft pulling Zune HD apps, select features on August 31st

www.engadget.com
Microsoft's oddly named music service put its official resignation in earlier this summer, but the Zune brand isn't in its coffin just yet -- although Redmond is certainly driving in the nails. Zune Pass subscribers, for instance, are now receiving word that the service's Mixview playback and channel playlist...
Zune's last days: Microsoft pulling Zune HD apps, select features on August 31st

Remote desktop software Splashtop 2 launches for Windows Phone 8

www.engadget.com
Slashtop has a proven track record of bringing the full desktop experience to mobile devices, and now its expertise has come to Windows Phone 8 with the launch of the Splashtop 2 app. The remote desktop client for Redmond's latest mobile OS is free to download until August 31st,...
Remote desktop software Splashtop 2 launches for Windows Phone 8

Samsung gets exclusive access to new Android ITV Player app until August 31st

www.engadget.com
While we've seen broadcasters and other content providers launch smart TV apps with only one manufacturer, ITV's decided to give Samsung rare exclusive Android access to its ITV Player. The Korean outfit announced it would get the refreshed app all to itself until August 31st, meaning Brits who use...
Samsung gets exclusive access to new Android ITV Player app until August 31st
RIM rumored to lay off 3,000 employees on August 13th
Samsung to launch see-through displays next month [video]

Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31

techcrunch.com
BetterWorks, the employee perks startup led by Los Angeles entrepreneur and investor Paige Craig, has told its customers that it will be shutting down May 31. The company offered tools to help businesses manage discounts and rewards programs for employees. In the past few months, BetterWorks still seemed to be...
Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31

Quora, Airbnb, Others Made $30M in Job Offers To Engineers In First 2 Weeks Of DeveloperAuction

techcrunch.com
DeveloperAuction has built what they call the “first transparent marketplace for recruitment,” allowing engineers to put their talent up for auction from startups that need talent. In the company’s first auction, which ended August 31st, 88 engineers put themselves up for auction and 142 startups, including Quora and AirBnB, submitted...
Quora, Airbnb, Others Made $30M in Job Offers To Engineers In First 2 Weeks Of DeveloperAuction

Photo sharing site and marketplace Snapixel bites the dust, auctioned off for $9,500

thenextweb.com
Snapixel, a site where photographers could come to share and sell their work, will be shutting down on August 31, 2012. In an email to users, the Snapixel team notes: “Please be sure to back up your photos as we will be no longer offer the portfolio or marketplace services...
Photo sharing site and marketplace Snapixel bites the dust, auctioned off for $9,500
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?