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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
In the heart of old Shanghai is a magnificent villa that serves as the workplace of Guo Jingming, a provocative young film-maker. "Tiny Times", his recent blockbuster, follows the travails of some fashionable college girls (pictured, in the walk-in closet of one of them).
Imagine your perfect Netflix. Instead of the mixed bag of occasional new releases and B-list back catalog, your streaming options rival anything you could find on iTunes. Instead of paying full price to own or a premium rate to rent, it's all just sitting there, waiting to be streamed with a click of your mouse. Gravity, Saving Mr.
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Apple releases iOS 7.
Even over the phone, you feel like you are speaking to her as she is sitting right next to you."Apple's new retail leader Angela Ahrendts has been meeting with employees and managers at Apple's stores, according to a new report from Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac . And so far, employees seem to love her. She's warm, kind, and interested in Apple's large retail group.
There has recently been a rumor floating around that there has been 1 million pre-orders of the Nokia X in China. But, as it turns out the website handling Nokia’s Chinese pre-orders just has a button that says “Pre-Order” which anyone can click at any time, without any sort of commitment to buying.
T-Mobile has cranked up its offensive against AT&T, issuing a bizarrely tongue-in-cheek press release fabricating quotes from AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega as it snipes at its rival's $450 "buy back" campaign to get former subscribers to return. The release , published as AT&T announced its Q4 2013 financial results, credits its own "Uncarrier" movement as motivating AT&T to offer to pay customers if they come back from their T-Mobile contacts. AT&T's offer means that anyone who left the network because they were tempted by T-Mobile's commitment-free plans or recent LTE speed increases, can choose to come back and have up to $450 in early-termination fees and such repaid. It echoes T-Mobile's own "Uncarrier 4.
You may struggle to take Lenovo seriously after Ashton Kutcher, its new"product engineer,"knelt before CEO Yang Yuanqing at theYoga Tabletlaunchin Beijing. But this is the same Chinese company that's making a second-round purchase from IBM -- previously for itsPC divisionwith $1.75 billion, and this time for itsx86 server businesswith $2.3 billion.
Motorola became part ofa growing trendwhen it opened a plant in Texas to build its flagshipMoto X, but just a year on, its now decided to shut down its US manufacturing operations. According toThe Wall Street Journal, employee numbers have plummeted from nearly 4,000 when it was in full swing to only 700, and the plan is to close the factory by the end of the year.
Madison Reed , a hair-dye company that offers digital tools and mobile apps to help its customers color their hair at home, is raising $12 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. Founded in 2013 by Amy Errett, Madison Reed is among a growing breed of startups that are leveraging technology for disrupting their traditional businesses. As TechCrunch’s Jonathan Shieber pointed out yesterday, these startups are demonstrating that no industry is safe from VC disruption . The latest funding brings total capital raised by the San Francisco-based startup to around $16 million. Madison Reed’s existing investors include True Ventures and Maveron.
FarFaria , which has built a children’s subscription book service for the iPad , is announcing that it has raised $3.25 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Inventus Capital Partners, with Inventus’ Manu Rekhi joining the board of directors.
Fancy aGalaxy S5on Verizon, but still want the freedom of tweaking your smartphone to your heart's content? Today's your lucky day. Samsung has just released aDeveloper Editionof the Android smartphone that's built for Big Red's network. The device is largely identical to what you'd find in the local carrier store, including branding.