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Google Sync has pushed Gmail messages, calendar updates, and contacts to iOS since its launch in 2009, but this half-baked solution previously lacked some key functionality. Beginning today, users can finally perform mail server searches and confirm appointment requests from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This means that you'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at steve's blog
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break down? Drop us a line at primed *at* engadget *dawt* com. The introduction... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at steve's blog
Because I do not live in the 20th century, I keep photos of my baby on my phone, not in my wallet. Which is a problem: While you probably wouldn't rifle through my wallet, you happily invade my phone. Dick. More » FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL FAIR ISAAC FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at steve's blog
Razer's Sixense electromagnetic orb threw around plenty of intradimensional portals at CES, but sadly the company wouldn't let us play. Today at E3 2011, however, we were finally handed the reins. Those twin sticks are impressively responsive and accurate in the specially-made Sixense levels for Portal 2, and it's a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at steve's blog
If you talked to anyone over the age of 50 after Twitter announced its photo-sharing service last week, there was most likely one Twitter photo-sharing story on their lips and it wasn?t the launch of pics.twitter.com. Since his mass-publicized confession that he actually did send an explicit Direct Message to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at steve's blog
Would a Droid X by any other name smell as sweet? When we reviewed that phone last year we found it to be a solid performer in a solid chassis. In short: a very good phone. Now it's back with a new name, or a revised one at least, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at steve's blog
We're a few days out from E3, that magical place where dreams are made and fanboys and girls from all walks of life are simultaneously appeased and slightly disappointed. Surprises are expected from all of the big three this year -- particularly Nintendo. How will the gaming giant top last... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2011 at steve's blog
Intel's already teased Compal's "Ultra Mobile" Ultrabook from afar, but when this Ivy Bridge laptop popped up on the show floor after the Computex keynote, we decided to give it a closer look. While this prototype isn't quite in the same league as ASUS' gorgeous UX21, do bear in mind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at steve's blog
Who needs facts when you've got marketing? Our friends at Oobject.com have nine of the most dubious claims to ever have graced advertising. More » ITRON IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA INTUIT INTERSECTIONS INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at steve's blog
Online training software startup Mindflash.com has raised $4 million in new funding led by the Investment Group of Santa Barbara. This investment brings the startup's total funding to $9 million. Mindflash, which is led by Donna Wells (Mint's former CMO), is a platform that allows businesses to train employees online.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at steve's blog
As seems to be the case each year, one or two stars show up to demonstrate new technology here at the All Things D 'Science Fair,' and it just so happens that a pair from the University of Pennsylvania are soaking up the limelight this go 'round. uBeam's the company,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at steve's blog
You know, being a hard core Rolling Stones fan I thought nobody would ever beat Keith, Mick, Charlie and Bill at their own game. I was wrong. Albeit different, this version matches the original and it gives me goosebumps. More » KLATENCOR KONINKLIJKE KPN LAM RESEARCH LIBERTY GLOBAL LM ERICSSON... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at steve's blog
What is Lodsys? It's a patent troll company. And by all accounts, when it comes time to check in at Hell, patent trolls are said to have a spot right near the front of the line, right next to the people that put kittens in burlap sacks and throw them... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at steve's blog
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Green transportation took off for the stars this week as Inhabitat reported that the European Space Agency has approved of a new hydrogen-powered "Skylon" space... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at steve's blog
What is Lodsys? It's a patent troll company. And by all accounts, when it comes time to check in at Hell, patent trolls are said to have a spot right near the front of the line, right next to the people that put kittens in burlap sacks and throw them... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at steve's blog
Jealous of your Nexus S-owning friends and their fancy NFC chips after yesterday's Google Wallet announcement? Well tech tinkerer Joe Desbonnet has whipped up what he dubs "poor man's NFC" using an Arduino, some magnet wire, and any compass-equipped Android smartphone (which is almost all of them). By placing a... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at steve's blog
Google has introduced a new tool to the social networking world using one of its strong suits: Gmail. In the next couple weeks, Google will debut a feature for Gmail called the "People Widget." The widget will appear to the right of messages and display information about contacts, including recent... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at steve's blog
GhostTown is a music aggregating app that's definitely worth a peek—assuming it doesn't violate some part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that the RIAA would inevitably use to destroy it. More » QUANTUM QLOGIC PROGRESS SOFTWARE PLANAR SYSTEMS PEROT SYSTEMS PALM Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at steve's blog
Mind you, I'd rather have a Lego-covered wall than a Duplo-covered wall. There's an important distinction between the two building blocks, and I don't want those creepy Duplo eyes staring at me as I sleep. [Cafe Boobah via HGTV via Ohdeedoh via OhGizmo via Wired] More » ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS SAIC... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at steve's blog
As some of you may have read, I was all set to step on a plane on Sunday to head to New York City for TechCrunch Disrupt. Then a giant volcano exploded. But being stranded in Iceland wasn't all bad. First of all, it's a beautiful country. Second, when some... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at steve's blog
If you've ever dreamed of spinning like a top, here's your chance. More » NCR NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS MOTOROLA MOODYS MISCROSOFT OFFICE Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at steve's blog
From the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep, your email inbox steadily increases in size as bosses, co-workers, friends and spammers hit you up with every query and joke imaginable. More » TOTAL SYSTEM SERVICES TNS TIBCO SOFTWARE TIBCO SOFTWARE THQ TEXAS INSTRUMENTS Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at steve's blog
Whether you're looking to spend your final moments catching up with your favorite Gawker Media sites, or just interested in a last laugh or three before the world comes to an end, we've got you covered. Here are some of the best videos we watched during the week that was.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at steve's blog
HP may have announced its TouchSmart 610 all-in-one just a shade too soon for it to ship with Core 2011 processors, but that doesn't mean the company was above pushing out a refresh just a few months later. Now, this 23-inch beast is on sale with a variety of quad-core... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at steve's blog
It's pretty amazing that there's are any pills used to beat back HIV in the body—but now there's another. The FDA's approved Edurant, which, when used with other drugs, drops the virus' presence inside patients. Lives saved. [AP] More » AVNET BHARTI AIRTEL BT GROUP CANON MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS MICROSOFT Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at steve's blog