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Robotic pets are kind of kid stuff here in the US, but they're a big deal over in Japan, and here's one that takes advantage of the iPhone's popularity. The Smartpet is a robotic dog that "borrows" the iPhone as head unit. The body is mechanical, of course, but the head uses the iPhone's touchs...

March 26th 2012 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Last Thursday, ViaSat announced pricing for its new home broadband service, which is set to deliver 12 Mbps+ download speeds (3 Mbps+ up) beginning next week for $50 per month. We just dropped by the company's demo home just a few feet from the Engadget trailer at the Las Vegas Convention Center...

January 8th 2012 at 3:46pm 0 Comments
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Bing already claimed its title as the world's second favorite search engine, but in the US it has continued to lag in third place behind Yahoo!. The gap is closing rapidly, however, with ComScore's latest stats revealing a 15.0 percent share for Redmond versus Yahoo!'s 15.1 percent. What's more,...

December 19th 2011 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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Still bummed that Swedes, Kazakhs and Swiss peeps get a shot at Nokia's N9, but you don't? Well, southwestern yanks with gratuitous access to cheap transportation might soon be in luck, as the Mexican arm of the Finnish conglomerate will soon start hawking the elusive MeeGo flagship. Naturally, n...

September 5th 2011 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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We've heard nothing but crickets from Sharp in the US after the release of the FX, a snoozer released on AT&T last summer. Nothing fresh has made its way into stores in a very long time -- unless you count the Aquos 007SH clamshell that hit the FCC last week -- so our interest was piqued afte...

June 1st 2011 at 6:50pm 0 Comments