- Defcon 20 visitors get their own ‘pirate’ cellular network in Ninja Tel, exclusive One V to match
The annual Defcon hacking meetup produces its share of unique creations. You know you’re in for something special when even your entrance badge is an adventure. Defcon 20 might be winding to a close, but about 650 guests may just have the fondest memory of all: access to a private, ad hoc GSM carrier from Ninja Networks. While the collective’s Ninja Tel is really an invitation to a party at the Rio Hotel, where the lone cell site operates out of a van, it lets the privileged few call and text each other to their hearts’ content over cellular and WiFi. The network operators can unsurprisingly eavesdrop on any of the completely unencrypted calls — this is a hacker’s convention, after all — but we don’t think guests mind after getting an equally rare, customized HTC One V for free to make the calls in question. The Android 4.0 phone gets unique perks like triggering a nearby vending machine with Qualcomm’s AllJoyn or making apps on the spot through Google’s Integrated Development Environment. Owners can even reflash the One V to hop on AT&T or T-Mobile afterwards. Just don’t expect to see Ninja Tel popping up in your hometown anytime soon; when Defcon shuts its doors, the cellular network shuts down.
Defcon 20 visitors get their own ‘pirate’ cellular network in Ninja Tel, exclusive One V to match originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Next-gen iPhone parts purportedly leak again, get assembled sans innards
Ready for another supposed look at the next-gen Apple iPhone? Matching up with previous leaks we’ve reported on, the elongated iPhone body with a miniaturized docking port and brushed metal back has appeared again, this time courtesy of iLab Factory. While many of its parts look astoundingly similar to what we’ve already seen, this is the first time we’ve gotten a solid look at it fully assembled from all angles — well, aside from the missing SIM card holder. While most of its all-important innards are clearly absent, this assembly does come complete with what appears to be the locking ribbons for the screen and home button. As always, grab the obligatory spoonful of sodium chloride, then check it out for yourself at the gallery and links below.
Gallery: Assembled next-gen iPhone?
Filed under: Cellphones
Next-gen iPhone parts purportedly leak again, get assembled sans innards originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- IRL: Kiboko 22L+ backpack, Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard and the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ with Jelly BeanWelcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.
After some camera-heavy IRLs lately, this week’s edition is more of a mixed bag. Darren tests out a camera backpack big enough to carry his D3S and D3200, Sean buys a Corsair K90 keyboard for his homemade gaming rig and Edgar makes the jump from iPhone owner to proud Jelly Bean user.
Filed under: Misc. Gadgets
IRL: Kiboko 22L+ backpack, Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard and the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ with Jelly Bean originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Inhabitat’s Week in Green: 3D printed boat, algae-based biofuel and a bus that does push-upsEach week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.
The Olympic flame completed its tour through the UK this week as the 2012 Summer Games officially kicked off on Friday, and all eyes have been on London ever since. All week long we’ve been focusing on the Olympics, beginning with an overview of London’s new Olympic Park, which is headlined by the Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre, and Anish Kapoor’s controversial ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower. For a deeper look at the venues that will be on display at the Olympics over the next two weeks, check out our roundup of the top six green buildings at the Olympics. In addition to the sports stadiums, Olympics visitors will also be treated to the sights and sounds of Coca-Cola’s multi-sensory Beatbox Pavilion, an interactive sound and light display that responds to touch. But the art installation that we’re most excited about is the one by artist David Cerny, who retrofitted a 6-ton London double-decker bus with a gigantic pair of human arms. Best of all, the arms are motorized, enabling the bus to do push-ups.
Inhabitat’s Week in Green: 3D printed boat, algae-based biofuel and a bus that does push-ups originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- CyanogenMod 10 preview build now available for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus
We know it didn’t take much time for the Tenth iteration of that CM greatness to reach Google’s popular Nexus 7 and Samsung’s most colossal Galaxy handset on the block, but one other Android big shot was still yet to join the “preview build” bash. The marvelous news is Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners can now also take part in the early adoption process, as CyanogenMod’s Brint Kriebel has said via Mountain View’s social network that CM10 for Big Red’s GNex is out and up for grabs. That said, he’s let it be known the goods aren’t exactly fully baked, though he has been rockin’ it as his “daily driver” for about two weeks — which, needless to say, is quite a good sign. Those interested in going a step further can hit up bekit’s Google+ page, where you’ll find the rest of the underlying details.
CyanogenMod 10 preview build now available for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar further befits its moniker with custom speaker grilles
Remember Klipsch’s $500 Gallery G-17 Air soundbar that wowed our ears last holiday season? If you weren’t fond of the AirPlay-enabled rig’s piano-black finish, you might be pleased to know that the company is ready to let you spice it up visually. If you’ll recall, the unit features a removeable magnetic speaker grill, which can now be customized to your heart’s desire — provided you’ve got another 25 bucks, a 300 DPI image file and four weeks of waiting time to spare. Naturally, we’re partial to seeing it affixed with the Engadget white and blue, but feel free to give it a go with something of your own favor at the source link below.
Filed under: Home Entertainment
Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar further befits its moniker with custom speaker grilles originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 04:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Archos Arnova GBook heads to the FCC, may have literary ambitions
Archos makes regular stops at the FCC. We know this. When it passes an Arnova-badged device called the GBook through the US agency, though, that piques our interest. The name immediately suggests a reading-friendly Android tablet in the vein of the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, but there’s not much in the way of imagery and details to make a definitive judgment call. The hand-friendly small design and the 802.11n WiFi inside only fuel those suspicions, however. We don’t see clues in the testing as to when the Arnova GBook might reach stores; that said, the looming back-to-school and holiday seasons may have some sway in getting the device to bookworms sooner rather than later.
Filed under: Tablet PCs
Archos Arnova GBook heads to the FCC, may have literary ambitions originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Ask Engadget: best case for the Samsung Galaxy S III?
We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from is from Amandeep, who needs a case for his new superphone. If you’re looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
“Hey guys, I just snagged myself a new Galaxy S III, but I’m at a loss when it comes to deciding on a case. I’m looking for something that falls between the typical silicone wrap and a full-on army grade rubber block of invincibility. It needs to provide sufficient protection from the occasional drop or two while staying relatively sleek and somewhat stylish. That said, my last phone was a Thunderbolt with an extended battery, so it’s safe to say that I won’t mind a bit of thickness. I’ve had my eye on a Shell-Gel series case from Ballistic, but I’m still in need of suggestions. Any ideas?”
How about it peeps? What do you use to protect your Galaxy S III that you’d recommend to another? Constructive suggestions are always welcomed.
Ask Engadget: best case for the Samsung Galaxy S III? originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 23:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Mobile Miscellany: week of July 23rd, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you’re like us and really want to know what’s going on, then you’ve come to the right place. This past week, Nokia introduced a custom edition Lumia 610 smartphone and also released its Camera Extras app for global availability. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the “best of the rest” for this week of July 16th, 2012.