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Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service

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Facebook has just acquired Parse, marking its entry into a whole new business category: paid tools and services for developing mobile apps. The company is buying the mobile-backend-as-a-service startup (yes, the industry acronym is mBaaS) in a deal that we’ve heard is worth $85 million. Neither company is commenting on...
Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service

Dell to offer its XPS 27 and Inspiron One 23 all-in-ones with optional touchscreens

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Dell gave us a heads up back at IFA that it was planning on offering its high-end XPS 27 all-in-one with an optional touchscreen. Well, that day has come: the company just announced that it will begin accepting pre-orders today, with the touch-enabled models starting at $1,600. As a...
Dell to offer its XPS 27 and Inspiron One 23 all-in-ones with optional touchscreens

Engadget's Seattle reader meetup is happening soon -- get on the waiting list!

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Yep, we ran out of tickets -- and then we ran out again. But don't worry, if you're planning on being in the Seattle area on October 29th, there's still hope. We're opening the waiting list up to those who didn't manage to make it in during the first...
Engadget's Seattle reader meetup is happening soon -- get on the waiting list!

Hisense Pulse with Google TV set-top box hands-on (1080p)

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Hisense announced its low-cost set-top box, the Pulse with Google TV, a few days ago, and though pricing remains vague at "less than $100," we got a chance to see the device in action at IFA today. The Android-based Pulse supports content in 1080p, and includes HDMI, USB and...
Hisense Pulse with Google TV set-top box hands-on (1080p)

Samsung Galaxy S III hitting MetroPCS next Monday for $499 off-contract

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We got tipped off way back in August and managed to get a little hands-on time with the variant, and now that October is well under way, MetroPCS is offering up some more info on its Galaxy S III offering. The popular Samsung handset will be hitting the carrier's...
Samsung Galaxy S III hitting MetroPCS next Monday for $499 off-contract

Verizon Windows Phone 8X may have passed through the FCC

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Now, we don't know for sure what the PM23100 that just made its way through the FCC is, but we'd put pretty good odds on it being Verizon's Windows Phone 8X. Only a couple of hours after what appears to be the AT&T-bound 8X was given the thumbs up...
Verizon Windows Phone 8X may have passed through the FCC

Clearwire sees wholesale revenues dip, LTE delays as it posts a $41.3 million net loss in Q3

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Clearwire's figures show that the network it isn't cool to love will be making placating faces at its bank manager for yet another quarter. It pulled in revenues of $313.9 million for the three month period, but with business costs (and depreciation) clocking in at $646.7 million, the company...
Clearwire sees wholesale revenues dip, LTE delays as it posts a $41.3 million net loss in Q3

Distro Issue 58: Is the iPhone 5 innovative or incremental?

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It may be the most anticipated phone of the year, and now it's here. In this week's issue of Distro, we'll bring you our full impressions of Apple's iPhone 5. While it may be the center of attention at the moment, however, it's certainly not the only device that...
Distro Issue 58: Is the iPhone 5 innovative or incremental?

Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

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Netflix isn't sinking, but it's certainly not the soaring brand it once was and has endured its fair share of struggles over the last several years. But, if you think Reed Hastings is shaking in his boots over encroaching competition you'd be wrong. The CEO says that Amazon will...
Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

NEC LaVie Y brings Lenovo's 360-degree IdeaPad Yoga hybrid tablet to Japan

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Don't think that Lenovo is keeping the IdeaPad Yoga's bendy secrets all to itself: its Japanese partner NEC is bringing a variant of the ARM-based Yoga 11 to the land of the rising sun as the LaVie Y. The 11.6-inch blend of laptop and tablet keeps the signature 360-degree...
NEC LaVie Y brings Lenovo's 360-degree IdeaPad Yoga hybrid tablet to Japan

Best Buy reveals Insignia Flex Tablet, 9.7-inches of Android 4.0

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It's been a little while since we visited anything from Best Buy's Insignia brand, but this new tablet from the retailer just caught our (or rather a tipster's) eye. Called the Insignia Flex, it's a 9.7-inch, dual-core 1GHz, Android 4.0 slate that promises up to ten hours of battery...
Best Buy reveals Insignia Flex Tablet, 9.7-inches of Android 4.0

Apparent Gmail for Android 4.2 leak shows off pinch-to-zoom, swipe features

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If you've been desperate for new Gmail on your Android, a leaked APK obtained by Android Police -- that may or may not have come from one of those LG E960 Mako (alleged) Nexus phones that it seems everyone has -- is sporting some fresh tweaks. As seen in...
Apparent Gmail for Android 4.2 leak shows off pinch-to-zoom, swipe features

GameFly's digital distribution client officially exits beta, celebrates with free copies of Bioshock

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After nearly a year of testing, GameFly is ready to pull the beta qualifier off of its PC game distribution client. The desktop software serves not only as a digital storefront for PC games, but also as a queue management program for subscribers to GameFly's game-by-mail service. Active members...
GameFly's digital distribution client officially exits beta, celebrates with free copies of Bioshock

Lightning to HDMI and VGA cables incoming, says Apple

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Apple has already announced a 30-pin adapter for the iPhone 5's new Lightning standard, but its product page betrays a pair of limitations: "video and iPod Out not supported." That's nothing another accessory can't fix, of course. According to The Verge, Cupertino has plans to release Lightning to HDMI...
Lightning to HDMI and VGA cables incoming, says Apple

NVIDIA announces Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro, brings 4K support, 2x performance over Quadro 4000

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NVIDIA's Kepler-powered Quadro K5000 GPU will be making its way to Apple's Mac Pro systems, the company announced today at IBC. The professional graphics card made its debut earlier this summer and is slated to ship beginning in October for $2,249. Timing for the Quadro K5000 for Mac isn't...
NVIDIA announces Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro, brings 4K support, 2x performance over Quadro 4000

IRL: ASUS Transformer Prime, Verbatim Dual USB Power Pack and V-Moda's Crossfade LP headphones

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. You love your gadgets because they're awesome. Or maybe you love them because you spent...
IRL: ASUS Transformer Prime, Verbatim Dual USB Power Pack and V-Moda's Crossfade LP headphones

WSJ: Amazon is building an ad-supported tablet

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If you can't quite scrounge up the $200 it takes to buy a quality 7-inch slab these days, Amazon may have a solution for you: sell them your attention. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company plans to develop a ad-supported tablet that would display advertisements whenever the...
WSJ: Amazon is building an ad-supported tablet

iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery

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The warranty-voiders over at iFixit decided to spend their Friday evening tearing into a freshly delivered Nexus 4 and have given us a peek inside Google's smartphone darling. After removing a pair of screws and spending a few minutes prying off the rear cover, the teardown specialists found that...
iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery

VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral

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While Velocity Micro announced the VMultra earlier this year at CES, it's only now ready for primetime. The VMultra combines a USB hub, an SD card slot, a DVD±RW drive and 500GB of storage into a surprisingly slim package that connects to any computer via USB 3.0. If you...
VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral

Windows 8 upgrade diary: the buying experience

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There were balloons. There were streamers. There were brand new Ultrabooks, members of staff unfurling banners, and -- once other customers started to arrive -- there was even a vibe of genuine excitement for today's official launch of Windows 8 in the UK. But whichever aisle I scanned, nowhere...
Windows 8 upgrade diary: the buying experience

Caltech laser accelerometer research may bring fine-tuned position tracking, grocery ads

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One way that sensors can track your position without using an array of satellites is by measuring your acceleration as you move around -- but unless you're piloting a jumbo jet, current devices aren't very accurate. Researchers at Caltech hope to change all that with a new, ultra-sensitive accelerometer...
Caltech laser accelerometer research may bring fine-tuned position tracking, grocery ads

Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

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Trust us, this should ultimately make a lot of sense. As we already know, AMD recently set up the HSA Foundation to promote its vision for better parallel processing -- and especially GPU compute -- in mobiles and PCs. Its semi-rival ARM was one of the first big players...
Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

Creative D5 Air Airplay speaker hits IFA, readies itself for a late-September release

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There's nothing quite like a behind closed doors briefing at a busy tradeshow like IFA. Creative wasn't quite ready to take its new D5 Air out onto the showroom floor just yet, but the company did let us take a sneak peak at the thing in a small testing...
Creative D5 Air Airplay speaker hits IFA, readies itself for a late-September release

T-Mobile leases 7,2000 mobile towers to Crown Castle in a 28-year, $2.4 billion deal

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T-Mobile's just received a hefty cash boost thanks to a tower-leasing agreement it's entered into with Crown Castle. The deal leases 7,200 wireless towers to the infrastructure firm for a term of 28 years in exchange for $2.4 billion -- that T-Mobile's parent Deutsche Telekom will use to pay...
T-Mobile leases 7,2000 mobile towers to Crown Castle in a 28-year, $2.4 billion deal

TiVo teases long-awaited HD guide upgrades for fall DVR update

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When we originally reviewed the TiVo Premiere DVR back in 2010, one of our laments was that its revamped HD guide style didn't cover all of the screens in its menu system, and the issue still existed when we reviewed the XL4 earlier this year. Finally, that's being addressed,...
TiVo teases long-awaited HD guide upgrades for fall DVR update

Swiss railway says it's 'proud' Apple is using its iconic clock design, still wants to get paid

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If you thought the new iPad clock app in iOS 6 looked a little familiar, you're not alone. The design is a near-exact replica of the iconic Swiss railway clock designed in 1955 by Hans Hilfiker and since licensed for use in Mondaine watches. Not surprisingly, both Swiss railway...
Swiss railway says it's 'proud' Apple is using its iconic clock design, still wants to get paid

Kyocera announces Dingo S smartphone for Japan, promises over 18 hours of talk time in three colors

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Its no Droid RAZR Maxx HD, but Kyocera's Dingo S just might be the trick longevity lovers in the land of the rising sun are looking for. This 4.7-inch Android 4.0 handset's 2,520mAh battery claims to have the largest capacity of any sub 5-inch device in Japan, promising more...
Kyocera announces Dingo S smartphone for Japan, promises over 18 hours of talk time in three colors

Japan court rules Samsung's Galaxy phones, tablet do not infringe on an Apple patent

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Samsung may have lost here in the US, but it appears to have scored a victory in its patent battle against Apple in Japan today. A judge ruled its Galaxy smartphones and tablets did not infringe on an Apple patent. Developing...Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, MobileJapan court rules Samsung's Galaxy...
Japan court rules Samsung's Galaxy phones, tablet do not infringe on an Apple patent

ZAGG intros a pair of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, three pairs of gaming headphones

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Sometimes at trade shows we see funky-looking Windows 8 devices, other times we see bags filled with a morphing rainbow colors and sometimes we see things whose importance falls somewhere in the middle. That's the situation ZAGG finds itself in this week, as it tries to win attention at...
ZAGG intros a pair of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, three pairs of gaming headphones

Square Debuts Monthly Pricing Option For Small Businesses With Zero Swiping Fees

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On the heels of announcing a mega-deal with Starbucks, mobile payments processing company Square is announcing another piece of key news—specialized, lower pricing per swipe for small businesses. Basically, Square is going to offer small businesses who make less than $250,000 per year the option of either paying the set...
Square Debuts Monthly Pricing Option For Small Businesses With Zero Swiping Fees
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