[Engadget] We’re liveblogging Nokia’s Lumia event in London, tomorrow at 5am ET!~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 13, 2013 at 07:00PM

Nokia’s Verizon-bound Lumia 928 may already be a reality, but there’s still more to reveal, with the company’s London-based Lumia event set to start Tuesday morning. We’ll be there from the keen 10AM GMT kickoff, so be sure to bookmark our liveblog page to ensure you get all the news. Wondering how that works in your particular time-zone? Consult the magic time bubble below and add your Lumia hopes and dreams in the comments below.

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[Engadget] Samsung’s rumored dust and waterproof Galaxy S 4 Active shows up in Bluetooth certification~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 13, 2013 at 06:26PM

Samsung's rumored dust and waterproof Galaxy S 4 Active shows up in Bluetooth certification

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 Active — a dust and waterproof version of the company’s flagship — is currently just a rumor, but documentation has started popping up online to lend some corroboration. A handset going by the handle GT-I9295, which SamMobile has linked to the S 4 Active, has shown up in a Bluetooth SIG filing. Furthermore, a user agent profile for the same model lists the display resolution as 1080p, matching that of the standard GS4. With all these small clues pointing in the same direction, the existence of an S 4 for outdoorsy types is starting to look more like a dead cert.

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[Engadget] Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 gets ‘blue arctic’ paint-job for NTT DoCoMo~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 13, 2013 at 06:19PM

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 gets 'blue arctic' paintjob for NTT DoCoMo

Samsung can add “mist” and “frost” to its color names, but deep down we know the Galaxy S 4 only comes in black or white. That is, unless you’re one of NTT DoCoMo’s customers, who can expect the Korean flagship to arrive in blue arctic as well. A leaked pamphlet reveals that the third shade will be announced when the quad-core handset is announced on May 15th — confirming once and for all that Japanese mobile users get all the fun.

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[Engadget] Charlie Rose interviews ‘Bill Gates 2.0’ on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 13, 2013 at 05:15PM

Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 20' on 60 Minutes the man after Microsoft

Last night’s 60 Minutes gave a solid block of screen time to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a focus on his efforts to tackle preventable diseases through the Gates Foundation. The show looked at how the Foundation is using the ethos of a technology company to meet humanitarian challenges, such as its recent plumbing-free toilet competition to improve sanitation around the world, and the development of a thermos that can keep 200 vaccines cool for 50 days using a single block of ice. Separately, Gates also spoke about the late Steve Jobs and how the two men effectively “grew up together” as rivals. 60 Minutes interviewer Charlie Rose noted that Gates will “long be remembered” for his philanthropy, whereas Jobs “did not have time to do that.” There are two excerpts from the show after the break, but we can’t guarantee how well they’ll work on mobile devices so you may want to go straight to the source links below.

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Source: 60 Minutes Overtime: Gates on Jobs, 60 Minutes: Bill Gates 2.0

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[Engadget] Sony reveals prototype 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus, aims to put it in students’ bags~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 13, 2013 at 04:13PM

Sony reveals prototype 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus, aims to put it in students' bags

Sony’s no stranger to the odd e-ink device, but its latest prototype creation isn’t targeted at the bookworm, it’s intended to educate. The e-paper slate is quite a lot bigger than most tablets, let alone e-readers, sporting a 13.3-inch screen (1,200 x 1,600) to match the standard A4 size of normal, boring paper. That display is also an electromagnetic induction touchscreen for poking at menus and scrolling, but more importantly, it supports stylus input for scrawling notes and annotating PDFs (the only file format it currently supports). The prototype device is also only 6.8mm (0.27 inch) thick and weighs 385g (13.6 ounces) — perfect for slipping into school bags. There’s 4GB of on-board storage (with a microSD slot to increase that) and WiFi, which Sony plans to use for sharing notes with those who didn’t make it to class on time. With WiFi off, the rechargeable battery inside is expected to last for three weeks of solid learning. These specs are for the prototype, of course, so after the late-2013 field trials at three Japanese universities, we might see some revisions before commercialization goes ahead sometime during the 2013 fiscal year.

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[Engadget] Canon 5D Mark III now captures 24 fps RAW video thanks to Magic Lantern firmware add-on~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 13, 2013 at 03:46PM

Canon 5D Mark III now captures 24fps RAW video thanks to Magic Lantern firmware add-on

It’s no secret that Canon’s 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. If you’re not familiar with Magic Lantern, it’s an open source firmware add-on that brings additional functionality to Canon EOS cameras. The ability to capture RAW video at 24 fps improves dynamic range and resolution — it also provides extra flexibility during post-production. According to the team at Magic Lantern, more work is required before the feature is ready to be deployed. So until then, you’re invited to follow the link below and watch the RAW vs. H.264 videos after the break.

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[Engadget] Sony Xperia ZR announced, allows underwater photography to five feet of depth~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 13, 2013 at 01:23PM

Sony’s notched up its water-resistant device tech with the launch of the Xperia ZR, a new 4.6-inch, 720P Android smartphone that’s waterproof to 1.5m (5 feet). Sony claims that’ll let you film your snorkeling adventures in full HD quality with HDR in video or 13-megapixel stills thanks to the Exmor RS image sensor. The handset also boasts a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHZ CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE, NFC, Sony’s Walkman album and movie apps and an OptiContrast OLED screen with Bravia tech to reduce glare “even in bright sunlight.” There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but as soon as we here more, we’ll try to prep you before that next beach-bound holiday.

Gallery: Sony Xperia ZR

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