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Adobe acquires Behance, sets sights on community-driven Creative Cloud

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/20/adobe-acquires-behance/

Adobe acquires Behnace, sets sights on communitydriven Creative Cloud

Well, it looks like Adobe is wrapping things up nicely before the long holiday weekend. Mere days after the most recent round of updates, the software outfit has just announced its acquisition of Behance, the online portfolio community for creatives in a number of disciplines. Founded in 2006 by CEO Scott Belsky, they NYC-based outfit will remain it’s current location and retain all of its 32 current employees. Touting over 1 million active users and 90 million project views in the past month, Behance is an online repository for portfolios, feedback, inspiration and the hiring of creative pros. Adobe is planning to fully integrate the design community’s wares into it’s Creative Cloud arsenal “allowing members to seamlessly create content, seek feedback, showcase their work and distribute it across devices.” For now, there won’t be any changes for free and paid members of the Behance offerings, but Adobe is evaluating how to integrate the paid portions into Creative Cloud memberships with the free option from the community remaining as such. Head on past the break to take a gander at the full announcement.

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 news No Comments

Google Fiber is ‘the most consistently fast ISP in America’

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/11/netflix-isp-ranking-google-fiber-streaming/

Netflix's ISP rankings confirm the expected Google Fiber is 'the most consistently fast ISP in America'

Like there was ever any doubt, right? Netflix — which serves up over one billion hours of video streaming to some 30 million members per month — owes it to itself to keep track of which ISPs are killing it, and which simply need to be killed. Now, the outfit’s finally ready to begin publishing its findings, ranking America’s major Internet Service Providers based upon “actual performance across all Netflix streams.” The shocker to end all shockers? “Google Fiber is now the most consistently fast ISP in America, according to actual user experience on Netflix streams in November.”

Of note, however, Verizon’s fiber-based FiOS offering came mighty close. Of course, Google’s Fiber isn’t available outside of the Kansas Cities region, while Verizon has (loosely) confirmed that it has no plans to expand the existing FiOS infrastructure beyond the 13 states that were lucky enough to get it. Broadly, cable shows better than DSL, while AT&T’s U-verse — dubbed a “hybrid fiber-DSL service” — ranked quite poorly compared to both Google Fiber and FiOS. Head on over to the source for the full rundown, and feel free to begin the relocation process to Kansas. Good internet, good barbecue, Collin Klein — what’s not to love?

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 news No Comments

‘We’ve made the princely sum of £52′

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/07/gaming-company-derides-microsoft-rt-marketplace-/

Gaming company derides Microsoft Store 'We've made the princely sum of 52'

UK gaming outfit Rubicon has castigated Microsoft after claiming a Windows RT port of its Great Big War Game made a meager £52 ($83) in its first week in the store. The company was particularly incensed at Redmond’s lack of promotional features to help the title’s visibility, claiming that “if you’re familiar with (its) new store, this means our app is forever consigned to the garbage bin.” The company added that the iOS, Android “and even RIM” stores have promoted the app, which it said was widely lauded, and felt that after investing £10,000 on the port, “we got spat on” by the software giant. The developer punctuated its blog statement by saying it won’t work with Microsoft again, and “that store is going to look mighty bleak for a long time to come” if it doesn’t change its policy. No doubt there’s some sour grapes getting squeezed here, but it’s fair to say that RT is much in need of some sweeter news.

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Friday, December 7th, 2012 news No Comments

Build Your Virtual Closet on Your iPhone

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5966033/polyvore-build-your-virtual-closet-on-your-iphone

Polyvore: Build Your Virtual Closet on Your iPhoneIt always helps to have a little inspiration for an outfit, and to be able to buy it right away without much effort. Polyvore, are your ears burning?

What does it do?

Lets you create and browse outfits and buy individual pieces right from the app.

Why do we like it?

Because, I for one, love to shop. And I love Polyvore, which has been around for about five years as a website, but just now launched its own fancy iPhone app. Want to shop for a certain trend, color, or style? You can find various collages (think Pinterest boards before Pinterest) made by other members—some of which are designers—and fill your virtual shopping bags with wares from links around the internet’s virtual mall. For example, if you were looking for an ugly Christmas sweater you’ll actually wear after that holiday party, you’re in the right app.

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Download this app for:

The Best:

Beautiful picture sets

The Worst:

My wallet hurts in December

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 news No Comments

ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/26/arm-forms-uk-group-to-foster-an-internet-of-things/

ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020

ARM isn’t content with dominating the mobile space. It’s been by the far the most vocal about an Internet of Things where everything is connected — and to make that happen, it just established an industry forum in the UK that it hopes will establish common ground for all those internet-linked light bulbs, refridgerators and thermostats. Home energy firm Alertme, cloud-aware sensing outfit AquaMW, lighting maker EnLight and white space wireless guru Neul will start meeting with ARM from August 24th onwards to hash out our automated, eco-friendly future. There’s a certain urgency in this for the chip designer: it expects 50 billion devices on the grid by 2020. With IDC estimating a billion new connected devices just in 2011, the clock on that connected device transition is ticking very loudly.

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ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 news No Comments

Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks Associates

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/26/parks-mobile-data-pricing-survey-2012/

Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks Associates

In a recent report titled Mobile Data and Applications, research outfit Parks Associates found that a large chunk of Stateside consumers aren’t willing to pay more than $50 per month for a mobile data plan. What’s also interesting here — but not surprising — is the study shows nearly 50 percent of smartphone users are completely oblivious to the amount of data they’re consuming every month. Parks Associates says this highlights the “risk” networks like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are taking by making the transition from all-you-can-have to those tiered data plans we’re so fond of. The firm’s Mobile Research Director, Harry Wang, sees this as a necessity for carriers, though, expressing that “moving mobile users to usage-based plans will be difficult and painful, but changes are necessary for operators to maintain revenues.” So, are you part of the two-thirds keeping bits under 50 bucks? Let your voice be heard in the comments below.

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Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks A! ssociate s originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 news No Comments

ValleyView chip could bring 4x graphics boost to netbooks in 2013

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/23/intel-leaks-valleyview-chip/

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One of many reasons to still be excited about Ivy Bridge is the integrated HD4000 graphics, which are zippy enough to handle Skyrim at modest settings. Desktoppers may not be so enthused if they stick to discrete GPUs anyway, but the potential for better graphics in cheaper, low-power mobile PCs is huge. That’s why we’re hyped to hear talk of a forthcoming 22nm “ValleyView” processor, described by Intel insider Jesse Barnes as a “CedarView-like chip but with an Ivy Bridge graphics core”. That implies HD4000 may not only be destined for desktops, laptops and Project Fionas, but for future netbooks too. Meanwhile, leaked slides (shown above and after the break) from an outfit called Advantech spill more beans. Listed under a chipset codenamed “Balboa Pier”, the Cedar Trail successor is described as fanless, packing “4x Gfx performance” compared to current PowerVR-equipped Atoms, and scheduled to arrive early next year. Will it be enough to bring netbooks back into vogue? It can’t hurt.

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Intel leaks: ValleyView chip could bring 4x graphics boost to netbooks in 2013 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 news No Comments

Digiboo kiosk video service launches, opts for USB drives instead of DVDs

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/19/digiboo-kiosk-video-service-launches/

Digiboo kiosk video service launches, goes with USB drives instead of DVDs
Judging by its quirky name, you’d think Digiboo is anything but an à la carte video service hoping to fight it out with the famed Redbox, or even Qwikster Netflix. The outfit’s kiosks allow you to grab a two-day rental from a 700-plus film menu for $3.99, while $14.99 makes any title yours to own. Here’s the interesting part — rather than getting a DVD for your cash, though, you’ll insert a flash drive to download your movie in as little as “30 seconds.” Digiboo’s setting up shop at airports in Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis-St. Paul to start, but mum’s the word on its plans for expansion. Taking a trip over to P-Town anytime soon? Be sure to let us know your results if you happen to try it out.

Digiboo kiosk video service launches, opts for USB drives instead of DVDs originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 news No Comments

Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/12/intel-plans-branded-iptv-service-could-launch-by-end-of-2012/

intel iptv Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012

In a shift that would see its familiar brand move from the inside out, Intel’s reportedly in talks to create an IPTV service that could rival current subscription offerings from cable and satellite. According to the Wall Street Journal, the venture would deliver programming via household internet connections and has the personal backing of CEO Paul Otellini, signaling a consumer-facing shift for the typically behind-the-scenes company. The proposed service, which would bear the Intel brand, is still far from a concrete reality, but the chipmaker has held several talks with content companies to secure carriage deals, as well as demo its proprietary set-top box and navigation UI. So far no programmers have signed on for the “virtual cable operator,” putting the outfit’s tentative end-of-year 2012 date into question.

Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 news No Comments

Samsung / Blockbuster reportedly sign streaming deal in Oz, US and Europe next?

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/21/samsung-blockbuster-video-streaming-deal/

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We know Samsung’s been ramping up its home entertainment arsenal. Now, recent intel acquired by the folks at SmartHouse suggests that the Korean outfit’s about to dive into deeper waters, after reportedly striking a deal in Australia. The pact, that’s yet to become official, would give the manufacturer access to the plethora of films available from your favorite blue-and-yellow video store, which could then be streamed to your beloved Galaxy handset or Tab, as well as Sammy-branded Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and laptops. Furthermore, the report claims Samsung’s got a friendly billing system in the works that’d allow easy access to the content on your devices. It’s expected to hit US and Euro shores “as early as September.” Until then you’ll have to stick with the good ol’ Redbox kiosks.

Samsung / Blockbuster reportedly sign streaming deal in Oz, US and Europe next? originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 news No Comments

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