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30Apr/120

Acer Iconia Tab A510, prezzo di 399€ per il primo rivale di Asus Prime

Acer Iconia Tab A510 svela finalmente il prezzo che sarà di 399 euro per quello che si può considerare il principale rivale di Asus Transformer Prime, se consideriamo la scheda tecnica e la qualità offerta. Arrivano notizie anche sull’altro nuovo tablet Android della società taiwanese ossia di Acer Iconia Tab A700 che dovrebbe uscire per un prezzo di 749 euro (per la versione da 64GB di memoria interna). Si percepisce subito l’ottimo livello di rapporto tra qualità e prezzo, soprattutto di A510. Qui sopra un po’ di immagini dei nuovi dispositivi svelati allo scorso CEBIT 2011 in Germania, dopo il salto tutte le caratteristiche tecniche e le informazioni sulle specifiche.

Acer Iconia Tab A510 debutterà dunque il prossimo aprile per un prezzo di 399 euro, una fascia abbordabile anche se non propriamente entrylevel. Si tratta infatti di un medio range nel pieno delle regole, con una scheda tecnica con diversi ottimi spunti tecnici. Ad esempio il processore quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 che è il più richiesto al momento, con frequenza da 1.3GHZ, base Cortex A9 e 1GB di Ram a corredo.

Sembra che monterà da subito il sistema operativo Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (anzi, versione ultima aggiornata 4.0.3), monterà uno schermo con diagonale da 10.1 pollici a risoluzione 1280 x 800 pixel e si potrà acquistare nelle varianti di memoria da 16GB, 32GB e 64GB. Non si farà mancare GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, interfaccia HDMI, mini USB e slot per microSD per espandere la memoria. Ma ecco lo specchietto con il riepilogo della scheda tecnica:

  • Sistema operativo Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Processore Nvidia Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 con 1GB Ram
  • Touchscreen 10,1 pollici 1280×800 risoluzione multitouch
  • Memoria da 32GB ampliabile via microSD
  • WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR e GPS
  • HDMI e USB
  • Fotocamera da 5 megapixel, videocamera HD
  • Dimensioni 260x175x10,95mm
  • Peso 675 grammi
  • Batteria 36,26W

Per quanto riguarda l’altro modello, Acer Iconia Tab A700, sarà dotato non solo di una memoria massima sempre da 64GB, ma anche di modulo 3G e Wi-Fi per navigare in qualsiasi luogo e in qualsiasi modo. Paga però a caro prezzo questa sua capacità visto che si piazza a 749 euro, con la versione entrylevel Wi-Fi e 16GB a 549 euro, troppo alto soprattutto se confrontato con il nuovo Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime che con QWERTY dock si piazza a 599 euro. Il nuovo Acer Iconia Tab A700 monterà una scheda tecnica massiccia con un processore quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 a 1.3GHz con 1GB di RAM, ovviamente il sistema operativo Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, uno schermo IPS da 10.1 pollici a risoluzione di 1920 x 1200 pixel e una corposa batteria da 9800mAh. Performanti le due fotocamere da 8 e da 2 megapixel.

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30Apr/120

300mila DVD pirata per le truppe americane dal 92enne smanettone

Hyman “Big Hy” Strachman si può considerare a ragione il più anziano pirata di film protetti dal copyright. Questo arzillo signore 92enne è un veterano reduce dalla Seconda Guerra Mondiale e per allietare il soggiorno in Afganistan e Iraq delle truppe americane ha pensato bene di mettere a disposizione le proprie conoscenze informatiche. E così ha iniziato a creare DVD pirata di film appena usciti, dapprima con un masterizzatore semplice e poi con una mini-tower professionale capace di sfornare sette dischi alla volta. E così ha già spedito con successo ben 300.000 DVD illegali sul fronte. La sua storia è stata ripresa dal New York Times, come si comporteranno le autorità a difesa del diritto d’autore, come la MPAA?

Il simpatico vecchino sembra uscito da UP, assomiglia molto al protagonista del celebre film d’animazione, ma dietro quest’aspetto così apparentemente innocente si nasconde uno smanettone capace di sfornare DVD pirata a mitraglia. Film che “rippa” per altro da copie già clonate, con uno scopo nobile. Contrariamente a quanto si può immaginare, non ha intenzione di rivenderli e dunque di guadagnarci, ma solo di allietare i soldati al fronte, di risollevare il morale. E lui sa bene quali sono le sensazioni che si provano in guerra visto che ha combattuto nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Nel suo piccolo ufficio personale, con tanto di bandierona americana, è diventato uno dei più prolifici pirati.

E lo fa alla luce del sole, non ha niente da perdere. Dalla sua casa a Long Island nello stato di New York, sono partiti circa 300.000 DVD con film piratati, diretti al fronte in Afganistan e Iraq. Uno sberleffo esplicito alle major di Hollywood da parte del bootlegger novantaduenne, che ha comprato addirittura sette masterizzatori per “bruciare” alla massima velocità e con il minor tempo di attesa possibile i film. Ha sempre dichiarato che non accetta un singolo penny in cambio della sua attività, gli bastano solo le tante lettere di ringraziamento che riceve ogni giorno dai soldati. E la MPAA che ha iniziato la rivoluzione contro la pirateria online, perché non interviene?

Chiude un occhio vista l’eccezionalità del caso e l’età del pirata, tuttavia Mr. Strachman è ben consapevole di star violando la legge: “Non è la cosa giusta da dare, ma la faccio lo stesso. Se fossi più giovane, probabilmente passerei più tempo in cella“. E’ stato calcolato che dal 2004 ossia dall’anno in cui ha iniziato a inviare i DVD, abbia spedito circa 300.000 dischi per un costo di ben 30.000 dollari all’anno. Il vecchino ha ammesso che si rifornisce dei film non comprando quelli originali ma rippando a sua volta DVD già piratati. Inutile specificare che sul Web è già diventato un mito.

Fonte | NYTimes

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30Apr/120

Samsung Galaxy Tab con doppio touchscreen a libretto?

Samsung Galaxy Tab potrebbe uscire anche in una versione del tutto particolare, formata da due schermi touchscreen con apertura/chiusura a libretto. Insomma la stessa soluzione già vista ad esempio con Toshiba Libretto, Sony Tablet P oppure Kyocera Echo, solo per citare qualche modello già esistente. Si tratta di una form factor non così utilizzata, che potrebbe però ritornare clamorosamente in auge proprio in questa seconda metà del 2012 e nel 2013, per differenziare un po’ un mercato che sembra piuttosto fermo su linee troppo simili. Qui sopra possiamo ammirare uno schizzo del concept secondo il brevetto che è stato portato alla luce da Forbes. Quante probabilità ci sono di poterlo veder realizzato?

La soluzione del doppio schermo touchscreen con cerniera a libretto non è affatto nuova. Il primo concept degno di nota è quello di Microsoft Courier ossia di quel dispositivo che da subito ha catturato l’attenzione dell’utenza online salvo poi dimostrarsi un “lavoro concettuale” e niente più. In buona sostanza era un insieme di tecnologie di futura applicazione, messe insieme in un device che già da subito era chiaro non sarebbe uscito sul mercato. Poi si è scoperto che fu lo stesso Bill Gates a non farlo entrare in produzione. O almeno così si dice nei corridoi di Redmond. Quest’idea ha stimolato l’ingegno di altre società.

In primo luogo di Toshiba che ha ufficializzato il modello Toshiba Libretto che sembra proprio una trasposizione del progetto Courier in modo meno futuristico e più pragmatico. Non ha avuto un gran successo. Altre società come Sony con il suo Tablet P e Kyocera con Echo, hanno seguito la via, ma manca il colpo grosso, un dispositivo che davvero possa fare la differenza. Potrebbe essere proprio Samsung Galaxy Tab Dual Touch, o come si chiamerà, perché potrebbe contare sui grandi numeri e sulla distribuzione offerta dalla società sudcoreana.

E’ ancora presto per scendere nei dettagli tecnici, ma ciò che emerge è che Samsung Galaxy Tab con doppio touchscreen potrebbe contare su due display con diagonali da 7 pollici multitouch e su un’interfaccia del tutto simile a quella vista sui modelli Samsung Galaxy Note di riconoscimento intelligente della scrittura tramite pennino capacitivo. Restiamo in attesa di aggiornamenti, potrebbe essere davvero un tablet molto interessante e finalmente originale.

Fonte | Forbes

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30Apr/120

Acer releases app to hurry the ICS-ification of Iconia slates (video)

Patience, they say, is a virtue. Try telling that to a tech-savvy tablet owner, whose friend already got an ICS update. Acer started pushing out an Android 4 update to lucky Iconia 500 owners earlier in the week, but for those who've yet to receive it, all is not lost. The tablet maker has taken the unusual step of releasing an app dedicated to getting you the upgrade asap. Can't wait a moment longer? Point your slate at the Play store and search for "Acer" and then simply look for the free Iconia Tab Update Enhancement app. Virtues are overrated anyway.

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/29/acer-releases-ics-update-app/

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30Apr/120

Mozilla dispatches Firefox 3.6, fills its chair with version 13 beta

If you've been defiantly clinging onto Firefox 3.6 by your fingertips, bad news. Mozilla is officially putting it to sleep -- whether you like it or not -- by auto-updating users to version 12. You've still got a few days to bid your emotional farewells, with the switchover being pegged as early May. But, the browser's creators stop short of setting a date for you to get the flowers delivered by. Official support for the 2010 release finished this week, and the final bout of security fixes was back in January. At the other end of the spectrum, Firefox 13 wobbled up onto its beta legs yesterday, bringing a new homepage, Google's new SPDY protocol and tab extra features with it. If you're making the leap, don't panic if you find some old friends missing.

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/29/mozilla-dispatches-firefox-3-6-releases-version-13/

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30Apr/120

Switched On: Big kicks, not all for starters

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

The end of last week's Switched On left doubt for the future of dedicated devices that tread on the turf of smartphones. After all, funding is key to every major new product initiative and, despite the vast fortunes of many Silicon Valley engineers that have been accumulated via IPOs and acquisitions, few wish to take on the risk of fronting a new consumer device themselves.(In 2007, the handheld FlipStart PC was hatched from FlipStart Labs, funded by Vulcan Ventures, the investment arm of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.)

Most venture capitalists abhor the device business; it is a rare device that makes it to the spotlight of startup debutante balls such as DEMO, TechCrunch Disrupt, or Launch. Even most of the 94 companies at CES' Eureka Park were not developing end-user devices Where, then, can a device entrepreneur go for funding and pick up some publicity in the process?

Whereas eBay started off about buying stuff that people had and Etsy is about buying stuff that people have made, Kickstarter has become about buying -- or at least pre-ordering -- stuff other people want to make. And while there are still scores of creative projects ranging from renovating old theaters to funding a first album or music video to be found, the site has high potential to become a premiere window for tech gadget debuts.

The project that has attracted the most funding in Kickstarter's history, the e-paper-based, iPhone-compatible Pebble smartwatch, recently passed the $7 million soon with most of its campaign time ahead of it. In its first few days, it surpassed the third-most funded Kickstarter project, a simple well-constructed iPhone dock that raised nearly $1.5 million, blowing past its initial funding goal of $75,000. And while many Kickstarter projects are intended to aid initiatives that can't be easily distributed, that's certainly not the case for gadgets. Increasingly, "reward tiers" for certain Kickstarter projects are essentially becoming pre-orders. In requiring every contributor to pre-order the Pebble watch at $119 (with a $99 offer for the first 200 backers), the company has attracted more than 40,000 customers or, as Kickstarter calls them, backers.

The team behind Pebble has benefitted from some degree of luck, but it hasn't exactly been beginner's luck. Prior to designing the Pebble watch, the team created the InPulse watch. Indeed, there has been some controversy as to whether Kickstarter is straying from its grassroots to become a mere way for companies to use pre-orders to save on development costs. The developers of the Tiltpod, for example, went to Kickstarter for a quick hit to create an iPhone version of their diminutive camera-steadying device. And Sanho, a longtime creator of the HyperDrive field photo backup system as well as other peripherals, tapped the community to fund a product called CloudFTP that it had been showing at media events. While the funding project for PicoProject -- a small popup screen for use with pico projectors, raised a low percentage of its funding target. Nonetheless, the Web site for the product confidently predicts that pre-orders will start at the end of April with delivery to retailers in August.

There's nothing wrong with offering those who wish to put money up front a bit of a discount. And established companies launching projects on Kickstarter may even create a halo effect as they attract attention. However, those just looking to goose their bottom line on a gadget they were planning to launch anyway dilute from the notion of Kickstarter's "all or nothing" funding philosophy. Stripped of the drama of a funding campaign, the site might as well just be a store that offers pre-orders.


Ross Rubin (@rossrubin) is executive director and principal analyst of the NPD Connected Intelligence service at The NPD Group. Views expressed in Switched On are his own.

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/29/big-kicks-not-all-for-starters/

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30Apr/120

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: biophotovoltaic table, giant rubber ducky and cushions of shredded cash

Buon giorno! Milan Design Week 2012 is in the rear-view mirror now, but we're still sifting through the incredible furniture, lighting and technology that was showcased all throughout the city this year. Inhabitat sent a couple of correspondents to report on everything that was on display, and they didn't disappoint. We featured a nifty biophotovoltaic table that uses moss to generate electricity through photosynthesis. We also caught wind of a digital camera that IKEA unveiled in Milan that's made of cardboard. And given our love for terrariums, we were pretty excited to find this pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year's fair. But the star of the Milan show this year had to be British designer Tom Dixon, who rolled out countless innovative lamp designs, including the gorgeous Etch Light, which casts geometric shadows all over the room -- and he even invited visitors to design their own flat-pack lamps!

Milan Design Week isn't the only interesting news that we've been tracking in Europe. In Italy, Europe's most modern train, the Italo, hit the tracks for the first time. The bright red high-speed train is modeled after a Ferrari, and it promises to provide more luxury and energy efficiency. In Germany, the automation company Festo created an extraordinary helium-filled flying robot that propels itself through the air by repeatedly turning itself inside-out. We're still wondering how such a robot might be put to use, though.

And art is cropping up in unexpected places. In one of our favorite stories of the week, a giant rubber ducky was spotted floating down the Loire River in France. Why? The 82-foot ducky carries no political meaning (of course); it's simply meant to bring people together, according to artist Florentijn Hofman. In Hamburg, a group of trashmen transformed a fleet of dumpsters into pinhole cameras that take moody black-and-white photos.

In interplanetary news, Google and James Cameron announced plans to fund a venture to mine precious metals and rare minerals from asteroids. They hope to mine platinum-group metals and asteroid water. That's right: water. In an unrelated story, Donald Trump says the Scottish government has "betrayed" him for planning to install an offshore wind farm near Trump's golf resort.

In the world of cars, we were pretty surprised to learn that Ford is planning to use shredded cash in its vehicles. Say what?! You read that right: The automaker intends to recycle tons of old, damaged or out-of-circulation bills to make cushions, insulation and other car components. Audi unveiled its Q5 Hybrid Quattro, a midsize SUV that the company claims will get 34 mpg. And in another step forward for electric vehicles, GE Energy unveiled its new fully-networked WattStation electric vehicle charging platform. The network will enable owners to manage charging stations remotely, and it'll make it easier for drivers to access location and pricing details for charging stations. Tesla was also in the news this week, but not for its speedy cars; the Silicon Valley car company is teaming up with the solar rental company SolarCity to develop a new off-grid solar power storage system for home use.

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/29/biophotovoltaic-table-giant-ducky-cushions-of-shredded-cash/

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30Apr/120

Refresh Roundup: week of April 23rd, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

Official Android updates

  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer: Users of the TF101 will now find software version 9.2.1.21 awaits for download, which is said to bring improved system stability, support for WiFi Direct and the ability to unzip files. [SlashGear]
  • Acer Iconia Tab A100: Like the A500, Ice Cream Sandwich is now rolling out for this 7-inch tablet. [Android Community]
  • Samsung Galaxy S II: A bit more patience is needed for SaskTel subscribers in Canada. The carrier has announced that the Android 4.0 refresh won't arrive until mid-May. [MobileSyrup]
  • Samsung Galaxy S II: The UK division of T-Mobile has begun delivery of Android 4.0. Here's to being fashionably late. [CNET UK]
  • Samsung Galaxy S II: This long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update is similarly now available for Telstra subscribers in Australia. [TechnoBuffalo]
  • HTC One S: Fresh off of its debut at T-Mobile, a software patch is available for download that's said to resolve battery drain when using WiFi Calling. [Android Central]
  • Motorola Photon 4G: The manufacturer has opened up a soak test, which hints at a future update for this handset. Only 1,000 slots are available for those willing to play with this pre-release build. [Android Central]
  • HTC Sensation: Android 4.0 and its Sense 3.6 overlay is now available for users of this smartphone on Cincinnati Bell. The carrier expects the rollout to be complete by April 30th. [Android Central]
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Google's premiere handset has recently struggled with a bout of connectivity woes, and Sprint's variant isn't immune. Fortunately, news suggests that the carrier is working to push an update out the door in the very near term. [Phandroid]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • HTC Amaze 4G: It has one of the best cameras you can find on a smartphone, and now, the handset from T-Mobile can be loaded with a pre-release build of Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 3.6. [TmoNews]
  • Sony Xperia S: Good news for owners wanting to dive into the custom ROM scene -- this handset has been blessed with unofficial builds of both ClockworkMod Recovery and CyanogenMod 9. [Android Community]
  • Samsung Epic 4G Touch: Owners of this Galaxy S II variant for Sprint may now take advantage of a leaked, pre-release build of Ice Cream Sandwich. Grab a taste of the forbidden in the source links. [Thanks, Andy] [xda-developers (1), (2)]
  • HTC: S-Off status is now possible for the Amaze 4G, myTouch 4G Slide, Rezound, Sensation, Sensation XE, Vivid, Raider and Velocity. [Android Police]
  • Nova Launcher: This alternative launcher for Android 4.0 has now reached version 1.1. Among the new features are the ability to scroll vertically in the app drawer and configure transparency settings. It's also said to bring many optimizations and bug fixes. [Phandroid]
  • Motorola: A universal root method is now available for all Motorola handsets running Android 2.3. On the downside, it appears that Linux is necessary admission. [Phandroid]

Other platforms

Refreshes we covered this week

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/29/refresh-roundup-week-of-april-23rd-2012/

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30Apr/120

How would you change the LG Nitro HD?

ATT's LG Nitro HD is one of those rare devices your writer has actually used. We carried it as our daily driver during this year's CES and were won over by that gorgeous screen, speedy LTE and its thin and light design. Unfortunately our experience matched those in the review: herky-jerky performance and battery life that meant we were always on the lookout for a power point. Of course, you can't have amazing battery life without doubling its thickness, but would you have taken that compromise? We're asking you: how would you change it?

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/29/how-would-you-change-the-lg-nitro-hd/

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30Apr/120

Apple spits out Android option from Chomp app navigator

It's taken a bit longer than we expected, but following Apple's acquisition of app search engine Chomp, the Android option has now been cut out from its homepage. We're now left with the choice between iPhone and iPad categories, alongside existing shortcuts for popular freebies and apps on sale, in a few efforts to cut through Cupertino's 600,000-strong app selection. Hit up the source to give it a run for yourself.

Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/30/apple-drops-android-from-chomp/

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