Samsung might have started thephablet frenzytrend of announcing large smartphones at IFA, but it's not the only company to exhibit their jumbo technology at the trade show nowadays. In fact, Alcatel is the latest in a long line of outfits to whip out 6-inch-plus hardware, and this year it's following up theHerowith the unsurprisingly-named Hero 2. The 7.
not yet a member of the Engadget community? sign up
Bono's alreadyinserted himselfintoeveryone's iPhonesthis week, but now he wants even more control over the way you enjoy music. The Irish singer says that he's been working with Apple on a new audio format that'll get people paying for music once again.
Apple is such an opaque company that even app developers can be left, out in the cold, wondering why their app was rejected fromthe app store. Thankfully, the company does have some sympathy for those dejected coders, which is why it's published a list (in full, after the break) of the most common reasons their digital magnum opusfailed to pass muster.
When it comes to choosing which new TV shows to make, British broadcaster UKTV is taking a leaf out ofAmazonand theBBC's playbook. The company behind Dave, Really and Watch will produce pilot episodes of shows, asking users of its UKTV Play on-demand platform to vote on which one should become a series.
Despite Intel's best efforts, ARM remains the undisputed king of the mobile world, but another chip design house, just 51 miles down the road, is hoping to change that.Imagination Technologies, the outfit famous for its PowerVR mobile graphics tech, wants to knock its better-known rival off its perch with a new 64-bitMIPSchip.
It was back in January that we got our first look atWellograph's stylish fitness watchwith a sapphire crystal display. More than half a year later, however, and the company is ready to start pushing the hardware out to its customers. The Wellograph not only provides the time, but is an activity tracker and heart-rate monitor, thanks to its optical sensor on the underside of the case.
There are several reasons to buy a gaming laptop over a desktop, but the biggest two would beportabilityand desktop footprint. That's what makesMSI'sGamingDock such a curious proposition, since it trades both features in exchange for more raw power. Essentially, GamingDock is a big-ass box with a PCIe x16 slot that's designed to take a top-of-the-line desktop graphics card.