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Pure's FlowSongs to rival iTunes tagging, won't be limited to select stations (Engadget)

Aug 13th 2010 10:15AM "Across the pond"? Lose that POS, please! Idiotic.

How would you change the TiVo Premiere? (Engadget)

Apr 24th 2010 12:08PM I just set mine up yesterday (waiting on the Comcast guy now for the CableCard). I know I need to run Ethernet cable to get this thing up to full speed, but I agree with others that a 802.11a/b/n card should be part of it. And if not, then we should be able to use any dongle to get it working, not their "special" version.

And that snappy QWERTY remote - I still gotta buy that too? WTF?

I sure hope this TiVo has the horsepower to keep it working well for a long time - my S2 was replaced by an S3 the day it came out; it developed a bug after a couple of years, so we upped to HD XL, somewhat disappointed that the entire UI was still old style. If this one gets dated quickly I'll be seriously disappointed, but, again, the Moto box everyone else has from Comcast is really shockingly crappy.

LG announces "world's thinnest" 42-inch LCD panel (Engadget)

Dec 21st 2009 2:01PM And since you *have* to have TiVo, the cableco's crappy box or something similar, how come no one's making those thinner?

Though there was one recently that attached to the back of the panel, like a wafer. That's the right way to think...

Sprint's flagship WiMAX desktop modem goes on sale (Engadget)

Dec 15th 2009 4:42PM What happens if I plug an Airave into this? Wait...uh...crap.

Ask Engadget: Best geotagging camera or solution? (Engadget)

Dec 11th 2009 11:37AM Carry a good camera and carry a good GPS - Geotag later.

Trying to put both gizmos together isn't ideal, especially since the GPS needs to be on for a while to figure out where it is, and it's sorta got to stay awake, too. Cameras don't need to do that.

Accuracy is affected by satellite visibility, so one (silly) way to improve it is to wear the GPS under a hat. Some sew a pocket in there to help. Because a GPS might have a good idea where it is in your pocket or in a camera, but if you can orient it to keep its view of satellites optimal, your results will also be optimal.

Any of the trail versions that Garmin makes will have a "track log" feature that geotagging uses.

Cigarette lighter phone could light up your death sticks, life (Engadget)

Jul 17th 2009 8:49PM The TSA takes my toothpaste already - now they're gonna get all worked up over phones. Flying is already enough of a pain in the ass, now this...

Ask Engadget: Best 4.3-inch GPS unit? (Engadget)

May 1st 2009 7:13AM Certainly any one of the nuvi series from Garmin - there's a lot to choose from. The simplest & cheapest are really very good and then they add B&W and go up from there. Excellent GPS receivers, excellent screens, data handling between the unit and computers is top notch. Bluetooth is handy but is best in a very quiet vehicle. Map updates are easy to handle and you can even get update subscriptions for the life of the unit.

I've been using different GPS units since 1995 (way, way back), and now we've got several nuvi's, very happy with all of them.

This isn't a complaint against any GPS unit, but I've not found the traffic data to be detailed/timely enough to be of much use. That will probably evolve and depend a great deal on the DOT of each area anyway.

Engadget's recession antidote: win a pair of Aperion Audio Intimus 5B Bookshelf speakers! (Engadget)

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Student's tech promises 12x the battery life in your iPhone, BlackBerry (Engadget)

Dec 19th 2008 8:51AM "12 times less"? How about something arithmetically correct? "Twelfth" maybe? Okay, no, maybe 8%? Splitting hairs, I know, but still...