Archive for August, 2012

HTC bringing Beats Audio to Windows Phone 8 devices

HTC Windows Phone 8

HTC’s (2498) upcoming Windows Pone 8 handsets will come integrated with Beats Audio, according to a report from The Verge. The first Windows 8 device to include the technology will be the HTC Accord, which will feature a Beats Audio branding similar to HTC’s Android-based One X and One S. The smartphone will also include a special Beats Audio application that will let users control the output on the handset. Earlier rumors have claimed that the Accord will be equipped with a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 pixel resolution HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera. HTC is expected to announce its Windows Phone 8 devices at an event scheduled for the third week of September..

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Dan Graziano

August 31st

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Pack All Your Pals Around This Beautiful Wooden Dining Table [Daily Desired]

I just moved into a new apartment, and I have no dinner table. We are eating like savages on the couch with plates perched on our laps. So I've been scouring the internet for just the right piece, and right now I'm crushing on this Emerson Dining Table from West Elm. More »


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Leslie Horn

August 31st

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GIZMODO at 2012 Smart Home—New Gadgets! [Smart Home 2012]

Last year Gizmodo and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago partnered up to curate the technology for the Smart Home: Green + Wired. The exhibit recently re-opened for 2012 with new furnishings and a few our favorite new gadgets. MSI did an incredible job in 2011 creating a truly Smart Home that we wished we could live in, and this year's refresh is no different. More »


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August 31st

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Motorola’s Secret Weapon for Its Next Android Phone Is a Complete Edge-to-Edge Screen? [Android]

The Motorola phones that have leaked before its announcement event next week have mostly been varying degrees of meh. Droid Razr somethin' or another who cares. How are they going to make some noise? How about a complete edge-to-edge screen, meaning the entire front of the device is the display? Whoa. More »


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Casey Chan

August 31st

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New Motorola phone goes all-screen, ditches bezels

Motorola Edge-To-Edge Smartphone

Bezels? Motorola doesn’t need any stinking bezels! According to Bloomberg, Motorola and Verizon Wireless (VZ) may surprise the tech world next week by unveiling a new smartphone featuring “an edge-to-edge screen” that would completely eliminate the black bezels that line the edges of most smartphones. Motorola is banking that the all-screen display, along with unique features such as its location-based Smart Actions multitasking app, to set itself apart in an increasingly crowded smartphone market. Both Motorola and Verizon declined to comment.

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Dan Graziano

August 31st

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This Reconfigurable Jacket Is Like 30 Coats In One (And Is Priced Accordingly) [Overkill]

Everyone wants to get bang for their buck, and if you're on the hunt for a new winter coat, Stone Island's 30/30 Multi Jacket features a reversible liner and shell that lets you reconfigure it 30 different ways. The catch? It's priced at almost $2,200 which, as The Awesomer points out, is like buying 30 $70 jackets at once. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

August 31st

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The New Essential Apps August 2012 [Apps]

iPhones. iPads. Android. Windows Phone. We've updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check them out! More »


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Leslie Horn

August 31st

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Would You Buy an Ad-Supported Tablet? [Chatroom]

Amazon is reportedly going to introduce an ad-supported Kindle Fire next week, according to the WSJ. Like its Kindle with Special Offers, the ad-supported Kindle Fire would be cheaper but would also "display an ad after the user 'wakes' the gadget". Would you care about ads on your tablet? More »


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Casey Chan

August 31st

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Is There Anything Space Balloons Can’t Do? [Design]

When you're millions of miles from Earth, things need to work—the first time. So rather than rely on failure-prone mechanical systems, these space instruments utilize miniature atmospheres for their protection. Our friends at Oobject have collected the dozen best examples of space inflatables. More »


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David Galbraith - Oobject.com

August 31st

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Watch the Manhattan Skyline Appear from a Blank Canvas in Less than 90 Seconds [Video]

Unfairly-great UK illustrator Patrick Vale recreates the whole of lower Manhattan, as seen from the Empire State Building, in this incredible time lapse video. What's more, he does it completely freehand. Now let's see him do it from memory. [Patrick Vale via Colossal] More »


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Andrew Tarantola

August 31st

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