Sky bags exclusive rights Warner Bros. movie catalog, makes LoveFilm and others wait

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 19.9.2012 Comments Off on Sky bags exclusive rights Warner Bros. movie catalog, makes LoveFilm and others wait

Sky has bested its broadcast and video-on-demand rivals by signing a deal with Warner Bros. for exclusive rights to its films in the UK and Ireland. Once the six-month cinema window has elapsed, each new flick (including Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises) will remain Murdoch-only for a full year before arriving on…

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Apple's EarPods get the iFixit teardown treatment, found to basically be earbuds

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 19.9.2012 Comments Off on Apple's EarPods get the iFixit teardown treatment, found to basically be earbuds

As we briefly mentioned in our EarPods review, iFixit was able to teardown Apple’s latest generation of earbuds, which are currently shipping with the iPhone 5. While we weren’t quite sure what was going on with their insides, the site has confirmed some of our suspicions and detailed a few other fun facts. As it…

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Kindle Fire HD 7-inch rooted in spite of Amazon, unstoppable force meets the unhackable object (video)

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We were worried there, for a minute. After code explorers found that Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 7-inch had both a locked bootloader and extra security measures, there was a brief concern that the pseudo-Android tablet might be very tough to hack. As it turns out, there was no reason to lose faith. Hashcode, Justin Case,…

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Dell's Latitude 10 tablet and dock, OptiPlex 9010 AIO, Latitude 6430u laptop arrive to tempt business pros

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Windows 8 is coming folks, and so is an onslaught of new machines featuring Microsoft’s something-for-everyone OS. Dell already showed us some of its fresh consumer Win8 hardware back at IFA 2012, and now it’s the enterprise’s turn to shine. First up is the Latitude 10 tablet, which packs an Intel Atom SoC, a 10.1-inch…

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Skullcandy launches Edit headphone customization service, personalized cans from $199 (video)

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One charge you could never level at Skullcandy is that its headphones are drab. But, if you were still thinking that the designs just aren’t, well, jazzy enough, perhaps the new Edit service is for you. Taking a page out of Fanny Wang’s book, the headphone maker has handed the painter’s palette over to you….

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How the iPhone 5 got its 'insanely great' A6 processor

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It’s hard not to be impressed by the A6 engine in the new iPhone 5, since it’s now proven to deliver a double-shot of great performance and class-leading battery life. But silicon stories like that don’t happen over night or even over the course of a year — in fact, analyst Linley Gwennap has traced…

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ZTE to launch Mozilla-based smartphones early next year

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ZTE just can’t get enough mobile OS’s. The manufacturer is all over Android, it’s got Windows Phone 8 coming out of leaky pores, and now it’s revealed plans to launch phones based on the Firefox OS (formerly “Boot to Gecko“) as early as the the first quarter of next year. That’s not so surprising, perhaps,…

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The Nook Simple Touch can run a Genesis emulator, but should it?

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There we were, thinking touch-based versions of gaming classics were a bad idea on a device intended for gaming — and then we saw Sonic the Hedgehog 2 running on a Nook Simple Touch. YouTube user “ndncnbvcuyuys” rooted his touch-based Barnes & Noble e-reader, installed the Android 2.1 OS on it, and hooked up a…

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Casio's Exilim EX-H50 superzooms its way to Photokina, we go hands-on (video)

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Looking for a superzoom camera without the bulk of a DSLR? Casio’s Exilim EX-H50 is a pretty slick proposition. The camera’s got a reasonably slim profile that’s a bit more like an oversized point-and-shoot, slight bulk that’s presently largely because of the extended soft grip and big three-inch TFT display on the rear — and…

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Casio joins the self-portrait LCD ranks with the €350 Exilim EX-ZR1000, we go hands-on (video)

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Watch out, Samsung MV900F, there’s a new self-portrait cam in town. Many camera manufacturers may not consider high-end models from Casio to be a threat to their own market share, but the company’s new Exilim EX-ZR1000 has more that a few tricks up its €350 barrel. First and foremost is the 180-degree swiveling LCD, which,…

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