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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.
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.
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.
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.
UrbanSitter , an online service for parents and sitters to connect, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by DBL Investors with participation from Match Group, a division of IAC and newly launched VC firm Aspect Ventures, as well as existing investors Canaan Partners, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners.
$15.78 per share. Today, it's at $36. Here's how he got to his total:Steven Davidoff at The New York Times took a look at Marissa Mayer's pay package as CEO of Yahoo, and came away with a rather stunning conclusion. Mayer's pay from Yahoo has totaled an estimated $214 million . Mayer's pay package comes via stock grants and options.
But most importantly, though a store locator can tell you which store is nearby, it can’t tell if you if the product you’re in search of can be found there.Dnde’s service, however, does.“Mobile is opening up new opportunities in ‘boring’ products,” Dnde co-founder and CEOAnthony Nicalo once said.
The N1isn't exactly a household name, so allow us to refresh your memory: it's a CyanogenMod phone with a selfie-friendly swivel camera made by Chinese manufacturerOppo. Well, its creator just announced a mini version of the device -- except it's not exactly something you'd call small. Oppo shaved just 0.