Archives for September, 2013

Samsung Just Killed Nokia’s ‘True PureView’ Windows Phone And It’s Not Even Unboxed Yet

Poor Nokia. Samsung doesn’t stop. It’s just announced a new iteration of its flagship Galaxy S4 handset which has a digital camera embedded in its rump. The Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 10X optical zoom lens on the back, giving it two clear aspects: from the front it looks exactly ...

Apple reportedly clinches TSMC chip manufacturing deal

Rumors of Apple switching its chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC have persisted for a long, long time. However, they may be more substantial this time around: the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple quietly signed a deal with TSMC earlier this month. The agreement reportedly has TSMC taking over ...

Jay-Z Ditches His iPhone Just in Time for His Big Samsung Ad

Hey, remember when Oprah Winfrey, or whoever social-messages on her behalf, tweeted about her love for Microsoft’s Surface tablet while using an iPad? Well, Jay-Z is way too smart for that! The brand-endorser/value-adder/Beyonce’s husband/musician has a big deal with Samsung to give away free copies of his new album to people who ...

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Instagram Video, Samsung Stuff, And MakerBot

Instagram now has video! It may or may not be better than Vines. Samsung showed off a bunch of computers and cameras and phones with strange names. That was fun. And of course, 3D printing sweetheart Makerbot sold for $400 million to Stratasys. It’s been a long, crazy, eventful week, ...

Boombot Rex Makes Good On Kickstarter Promises With Durable, Siri-Friendly Bluetooth Speaker

Sometimes I refer to Kickstarter as the “land of broken dreams,” especially when I’m looking through my backer history and noting how few projects actually delivered, and how disappointing were most of the ones that did. The Boombot Rex does not fall into either of those categories, thanks to an experienced team that sent ...

Adobe’s VP of Experience Design Michael Gough on Paper dependency and the omniscient gadget

Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In this week's edition of our regular answer sessions, Adobe's VP of Experience Design Michael Gough discusses digital sketching and six-fingered spies. Head to the other side of the ...