TECHPULSE October 13, 2013

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  • Sony A7 reportedly pictured in blurry screengrab, teases viewfinder
    sonya7 rumor1 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 Remember that full-frame mirrorless shooter Sony’s expected to release? Sony Alpha Rumors claims to have found an (admittedly low resolution) image of the fabled camera. The blurry shot shows a little more than half of the rumored camera’s face, teasing undefined outlines of the device’s control …
  • Time Machines: Artificial beats
    time machines jarvik7 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.

    Over three decades ago, this device helped blur the lines between man and machine when it was successfully implanted into a patient to …

  • Inhabitat’s Week in Green: pontoon bike, nuclear fusion and a power-generating merry-go-round
    judah schiller water bike across san francisco 6 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 Each 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.

    Our smartphones have become more than just an accessory — in some ways they’re an extension of ourselves — but we might want to rethink our relationship …

  • PSA: Nintendo 2DS now available to budget-minded gamers
    nintendo 2ds hands on 2 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 Many gamers are focused on the PS4 and Xbox One launches, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention a third that just took place: the Nintendo 2DS is now available in Australia, Europe and North America. US-based shoppers can buy black/blue and black/red models for $129. As a refresher, the system is …
  • Activision Blizzard completes buyback from Vivendi Universal in multi-billion dollar deal
    activision blizzard completes buyback from vivendi thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 Activision Blizzard recently bought back a controlling stake in itself from Vivendi Universal. The reacquisition was a joint effort by the company itself and an investment group that includes Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and Chairman Brian Kelly. When the dust settled, Activision Blizzard picked up …
  • Sony preps portable and integrated stereo amps for its High Resolution Audio series
    sony pha 2 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 Sony began catering to well-off audiophiles last month with its High Resolution Audio series, but it left out portable music fans and those with existing audio systems. The company is covering those gaps in its lineup this weekend. Its new PHA-2 (shown above) is billed as the first portable …
  • Ask Engadget: best way to get Skype on my HDTV?
    askengadgetlogo09 1381487353 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Brian, who wants to video-chat in his living room without having to buy a whole new HDTV. If you’re looking to ask one of your own, drop us …
  • Mobile Miscellany: week of October 7th, 2013
    mobile miscellany 1381619580 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 If you didn’t get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we’ve opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a sneak peek of HTC Sense 5.5, along with an exclusive HTC One in Vivid Blue to Carphone Warehouse and the beta release of Nokia Glance Background for Lumia …
  • Engadget Podcast 364 – 10.12.13
    eng podcast 620 thumbnail TECHPULSE October 13, 2013 We didn’t record in the studio this week because Brian and Marc were in Boston making our reader meetup a blast. Still, they tirelessly laid down this week’s episode immediately afterward, along with Zach Honig and Sarah Silbert — their first podcast appearance! So, this one is short, but it’s sure …

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