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NPD: Android is now top-selling OS in American smartphones (Engadget)

Aug 4th 2010 7:52PM Seems fitting that this happened around the same time the G1 is no longer for sale.

Pour one out: T-Mobile G1 no longer for sale (Engadget)

Jul 27th 2010 5:50PM Mine's still going strong. The only thing really wrong with it is the compass is messed up, but that's my own fault (pro tip: a case with a magnetic clasp is epic fail, if your phone has a magnetic compass in it, lol).

I remember when the G1 first came out, it took 2 months before I could afford to break my contract with Verizon, and buy the G1. It was probably my most satisfying gadget purchase ever. I got my first smartphone, which was awesome of course. But I was also suddenly free from cell phone tyranny, without having to use any hackery - previously I'd had to use BitPim (not that that program isn't great, mind you) to put wallpapers or ringtones on MY phone. Now, I could do whatever I wanted - Ringdroid was my first market download. :)

China renews Google's license to host (Engadget)

Jul 9th 2010 12:57PM @angelusp That video is a music video by the group Insane Clown Posse, who are also known simply as "ICP." It's a joke.

IR-beaming RedEye mini iPad / iPhone remote dongle gets real, its own video demo (Engadget)

Jul 7th 2010 4:30PM Anyone else having Palm Vx flashbacks? :)

Understanding the Android Market security system (Download Squad)

Jul 4th 2010 3:04AM Regarding storage: This permission WILL allow access to ALL files - the reason being that the FAT32 file system typically used on those cards doesn't support any type of meaningful permissions system. Notice that when you mount your SD card on your computer, of the files are visible to you, without you having to authenticate or anything.

Even if the card was formatted with a Unix/Linux file system that supported more robust permissions, those are usually user-based, not application-based.

Mac mini (mid 2010) review (Engadget)

Jun 19th 2010 10:48AM Looks promising for my purposes. I'm normally a Linux fan, but want something capable of accelerated video for HTPC purposes, and I HATE the idea of running Windows unless absolutely necessary. This could work quite nicely. It would be my first Mac, if I do go that route.

@Nilay - Pioneer Elite receiver? Nice. :) Also, the speakers - it's blurry, but that looks a lot like an Infinity logo to me?

@ MattsZ - But can a cat ride it?

Engadget giveaway: Win a TomTom GO 630 GPS pre-installed with Darth Vader's voice (Engadget)

Jun 7th 2010 2:36PM Even Google Maps Navigation can't compete with voice-overs of this magnitude.

Hitachi-LG teases HyDrive: an optical reader with loads of NAND (video) (Engadget)

May 28th 2010 1:00PM @Gonzie

It's worth noting that Linux would also allow the easy unmounting of the hdd when not in use.

This whole concept is brilliant.

A modest proposal: the Continuous Client (Engadget)

May 26th 2010 6:06PM @Spiny Norman

There's also the issue that VNC can be difficult to set up (especially in a secure manner) without a pretty solid knowledge of computer networking. You have to either know your machine's IP at all times, or understand how to set up dynamic DNS. For most setups, port forwarding would also be necessary. While Josh didn't specify, I get the feeling that the ideal implementation of this idea would not require the user to actually understand what's going on behind the scenes.

And as Nilay pointed out, VNC-ing to your computer with anything with a significantly smaller screen requires you to use a full PC-type interface on a device that is less than optimal (to put it mildly). That's why Josh's suggestion is more concerned with the data/content, instead of the exact pixels on the screen.

Android 2.2 'Froyo' beta hands-on: Flash 10.1, WiFi hotspots, and some killer benchmark scores (Engadget)

May 20th 2010 11:09PM OMG - we finally have a "select text" option in the Gmail app!