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Three new games, three different genres, 11 bit studios

Anomaly: Warzone Earth has seen success on XBLA, PC and mobile devices, with a PSN launch incoming, allowing 11 bit studios to explore other genres with rapid proficiency. The developer showed us three of its coming titles at Gamescom, each one emphasizing variety and high-quality design on mobile devices.Funky Smugglers has players pick illegal items off a line of fresh thugs as they pass through an airport X-ray machine, and is headed to iOS, Android and Mac in September. The touchscreen versions allow five-finger swipes, and the game is cross-platform, with multiplayer and an in-game currency focused on visual customization. 11 bit is still deciding on a pri419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤ce, but is considering a freemium model or selling Funky Smugglers for a small fee.Sleepwalker’s Journey will be the following title for iOS, Android and Mac, planned for a launch in October. It’s a puzzle platformer in a bright, dreamy art style, with players moving platforms to get a sleepwalker across the landscape. Sleepwalker’s Journey channels Braid, allowing players to rewind time if they fail or want to try a particular move again, and with three worlds and 45 levels total, there appears to be plenty to do in dreamland. 11 bit hasn’t yet decided on a price.Anomaly Korea is a sequel to the mobile version of Warzone Earth, hitting iOS and Android in late October or early November, 11 bit hopes. It features Captain Evans and Lieutenant Park running through 12 campaign levels, with a new Boost ability and a new enemy unit.Check out some screenshots and video of Anomaly Korea, Funky Smugglers and Sleepwalker’s Journey below. Funky Smugglers Sleepwalker’s Journey Anomaly Korea Gallery: Anomaly Korea (Gamescom 2012) | 7 Photos 7 +3

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Verizon and Leap Wireless announce $120 million spectrum swap in wake of FCC approval

Go ahead and put a bow on it, as Verizon Wireless and Leap Wireless (the parent company of Cricket), have announced a successful spectrum swap. The agreement follows the recent stamp of approval from the FCC, which was issued as part of a larger deal between Verizon Wireless, SpectrumCo and Cox. For its part, Leap will divest itself of excess AWS and PCS spectrum across the US; in exchange, Verizon will pay $120 million to Leap and provide it with 12MHz of A Block 700MHz spectrum in Chicago. Leap will use the new holdings to supplement its existing 10MHz of the A Block within the Windy City, and will use the cash to build up its LTE infrastructure across the US. The company currently expects to provide LTE coverage to at least two-thirds of Cricket’s current footprint over the next three years — or, maybe sooner. Just check the PR to watch the company waffle. Show full PR text Leap Announces Closing of Spectrum Transactions with Verizon Wireless SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced that it has completed the previously announced transactions to sell Verizon Wireless excess PCS and AWS spectrum in various markets across the U.S. and to acquire from Verizon Wireless 12 MHz of 700 MHz A block spectrum in Chicago. Upon the resolution of interference issues related to 700 MHz A block licenses, the additional spectrum Leap is acquiring will supplement the 10 MHz of spectrum Leap currently owns and operates in Chicago. Leap’s non-controlled, majority-owned venture, Savary Island Wireless, LLC (Savary Island), has also completed the sale of AWS spectrum in various markets to Verizon Wireless. In connection with this transaction, Leap also repaid the balance of a promissory note which was secured by a portion of the spectrum Savary Island sold to Verizon Wireless. “These transactions generated net cash proceeds of more than $120 million tha419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤t we plan to use to support our ongoing deployment of next-generation LTE network technology,” said Doug Hutcheson, Leap’s president and chief executive officer. “We expect to offer LTE services to at least two-thirds of our current network footprint over the next two to three years.” The sale of spectrum in these transactions will not impact Leap’s operations in its existing operating markets. Verizon owns Engadget’s parent company, Verizon Media. Rest assured, Verizon has no control over our coverage. Engadget remains editorially independent.

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Indie fighting game Yatagarasu coming to 3DS eShop

Cave Story publisher Nicalis is bringing a new fighter to 3DS eShop, with an impressive pedigree. Yatagarasu – that’s the name given to the Japanese PC release, but it’s due to change here – is developed by Circle Edge, a three-person team made up of former SNK talent including art director Styleos and designer Umezono. Weirdly, it features “a unique optional commentator system that mimics the tournament trash talk experience.”The handheld fighter will be on display at next week’s PAX Prime, within the419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤 expanses of the Indie Megabooth. Show full PR text Nicalis Announces Yatagarasu Fighting Game Coming to North America and Europe – play@PAX Prime! August 23, 2012 – Nicalis, in collaboration with Circle Edge, proudly announces fighter “Yatagarasu” (final name and release date TBD) bound for the West! Created by a three-man team (past credits include King of Fighters), Yatagarasu rocks hard with classic 2D fighting action and tournament-level depth. Developed over four years, Yatagarasu was originally released in 2011 as a Japan-only title. Art direction and character design by fan-favorite artist Styleos, game design and balance by ex-SNK designer Umezono and game engine by Shiza–the three-man team makes up Circle Edge. Yatagarasu also features a unique optional commentator system that mimics the tournament trash talk experience. Attendees of PAX Prime 2012 can preview this fighting masterpiece next week (8.31, 9.1, 9.2) by visiting booth 883 (within the Indie Megabooth) and experience the action. Watch the Yatagarasu Trailer on YouTube at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eAZ2sldMyJs Yatagarasu Features: – Eight playable characters – Single and 2P Vs. modes – Training and Replay modes – Four-button attack system with Parry System – Character design by Styleos – Classic 2D hand drawn sprites – Original soundtrack Yatagarasu continues Nicalis’ collaborative domination with some of the best developers in the world. Previously Nicalis has teamed up with Studio Pixel (Cave Story), Nicklas Nygren (NightSky), Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV) and Sophie Houlden (Swift Stitch). About Nicalis, Inc. Based in extra sunny Southern California, Nicalis, Inc. is a developer and publisher of pretty awesome downloadable games ranging from PC to console to mobile. Founded in 2007, Nicalis is committed to working with other developers on great games. Nicalis, Inc. is also releasing NightSky (Nintendo 3DS and iOS) and publishing 1001 Spikes (also playable at PAX Prime). For more information on Nicalis, visit our rad HTML5 site at: http://www.nicalis.com and let’s be friends on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nicalis About Circle Edge Based in Japan, Circle Edge is comprised of a small group of highly trained experts in fighting game design. As it’s first game, Yatagarasu represents the culmination of knowledge from developing multiple fighting and action games. © 2012 Nicalis, Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners

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Akamai: peak internet speeds jumped 25 percent year-to-year in Q1, Germany tops the mobile world

If you thought world internet access speeds were facing a large-scale slowdown, you can stop fretting for now. Data from Akamai suggests that average speeds were just 2.6Mbps, but that was a healthy 14 percent improvement over the fall and a noticeable 25 percent better than early 2011. Average peak internet connection speeds surged just as much in the first quarter of this year: at 13.5Mbps, the average maximum was a 10 percent season-to-season boost and that same 25 percent versus a year before. The leaders remain Asian territories with t419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤hat ideal mix of dense populations and high technology, culminating in Hong Kong’s blazing 49.3Mbps typical downlink. Akamai attributes much of the growth in peak speeds to an explosion in “high broadband” connections, where 10Mbps is the minimum — countries like Denmark, Finland, South Korea, Switzerland and the US roughly doubled their adoption of extra-fast access in the past year. Before cheering too loudly, we’d point out that mobile speeds are still trudging along despite HSPA+ and LTE making their presences felt. The most consistent speed came from an unnamed German carrier, which neared 6Mbps; the best regular American rate was 2.5Mbps, which underscores how far even some of the most developed countries have to go. There’s also a clear gap in regular landline broadband quality if we go by the US’ own National Broadband Plan standards. Just 60 percent of US broadband is over the 4Mbps mark, putting the US at 14th in the global ranks. We’re hoping that projects like Google Fiber can raise expectations for everyone, but you can hit the source shortly to get Akamai’s full study.

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Engadget’s back to school guide 2012: digital cameras

back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn’t nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. Today, we’ve got our optical viewfinders set firmly on digital cameras — and you can head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as they’re added throughout the month. Be sure to keep checking back — at the end of the month we’ll be giving away a ton of the gear featured in our guides — and hit up the hub page right here! Your smartphone can take pictures, you say? Well, sure it can, but try snapping away at a frat party — you’re likely to walk away with a blurry mess. Your Facebook friends and future employers deserve an accurate account of those glory days, and you’ll need a proper snapper to get the job done. College is as good a time as any to learn responsibility, but don’t expect to walk out of the experience with all your gear unscathed. To that end, freshmen should look long and hard at our point-and-shoot picks, which include models that you won’t be afraid to toss around, or drop in the jungle juice. After that come the mirrorless ILCs, which should satisfy the more advanced photogs in the bunch, followed by our digital SLR picks, which, sadly, may be out of reach of all but photography majors and deep-pocketed private school types. Finally, you’ll have yet another opportunity to enter our fantastic giveaway at the bottom of the page, just after the break. Point-and-shoot Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Cheap it is not, but if you’re looking to acquire a snapper that offers image quality and versatility that approaches DSLR territory, then the RX100’s got your back. This pocketable cam packs a (relatively) huge 1-inch 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 3.6x zoom lens. That very capable duo will enable low-light shooting or the creamy bokeh effect often only available with much larger models. With a steep price tag, this jet-black point-and-shoot may seem an unlikely top pick for back to school, but given its capabilities, we wouldn’t hesitate to work a few extra shifts in the dining hall to bring this model within reach. Key specs: 20.2-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor, 3.6x f/1.8 optical zoom, 1080/60p HD video. Price: $648 on Amazon You might also like… Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Without mom and dad to come to the rescue (in this case replacing your damaged compact after, say, a dip in the campus fountain), a few extra layers of armor could do you some good. This 12-megapixel ruggedized cam offers a fast f/2 lens, an OLED display and the typical bevy of reinforcements. Price: $399 on Amazon Canon PowerShot ELPH 110HS You generally can’t go wrong with a Canon point-and-shoot — they’re often priced affordably, built like tanks and offer top-notch image quality to boot. This year’s 110HS debuted at CES, offering a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p video and a 5x optical zoom lens for $199. Price: $180 on Amazon Mirrorless Olympus OM-D E-M5 Remember Olympus’ line of OM film cams? If you’re just now heading to college, chances are you don’t. Even so, the E-M5 offers an attractive retro design and incredibly fast focusing performance, includes a Micro Four Thirds mount and a 12-50mm kit lens with manual and powered zoom, along with macro functionality. It’s also water-resistant, just like the company’s Tough point-and-shoot model you saw above. While the OM-D is an ace stills shooter, its video leaves a bit to be desired, especially when it comes to focusing. Assuming you’ll be using it for more than filming parties, though, this ILC is a solid pick. Key specs: 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, five-axis image stabilization, 1.44-megapixel EVF. Price: From $1,299 on Amazon You might also like… Sony NEX-F3 Truth be told, we preferred the sleek design of last year’s C3 over Sony’s latest NEX-F3, but the front-facing LCD, EVF compatibility, built-in flash and top ISO of 16,000 make 2012’s model a suitable replacement. It still offers top-notch image quality, and a sub-$600 price tag with an 18-55mm lens. Price: $549 on Amazon Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 The GX1 is what Panasonic’s GF2 could (and should) have been. If you’ve made your way over to the competition after that Micro Four Thirds line’s disappointing successor, this might be a good time to return. We’d also recommend adding the company’s new 14-42mm X lens, if you can afford it. Price: $499 on Amazon Digital SLR Canon EOS 5D Mark II No, our 5D isn’t missing a numeral. This top DSLR slot was original slated to include the brand-new Mark III body, but its predecessor, the 5D Mark II, offers a much lower price tag, and will surely fit the bill for both future photojournalists and even deep-pocketed amateurs. The full-frame body launched in 2009, which means it can now be had for just shy of two grand — a fraction of its original price tag — and its 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor is capable of captures on clear days and at dark parties alike. It’s also a top pick for videographers, with several years of commercial footage to back that claim. Like other models of this caliber, the 5D will retain much of its value even as the shutter count nears 100k, letting you sell off your rig to, say, buy yourself a nice four-wheeled gift after graduation. Key specs: 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, ISO 50-25,600, 1080p video. Price: $1,980 on Amazon You might also like… Nikon D800 Nikon’s 5D Mark III equivalent is another excellent choice, but its 36.3-megapixel stills may be a bit excessive for even the most serious of college photogs. It’s also a full-frame shooter, and high-end features like uncompressed HDMI output make the D800 quite popular among video shooters as well. Price: $2,999 on Amazon Pentax K-30 A weather-sealed DSLR? We’ll take it! Pentax’s K-30 is an excellent option for photographers on a budget, offering stellar image quality and performance in a ruggedized, water-friendly package. There’s also sensor-shift stabilization and AA battery compatibility, letting you add juice on the go. Price: $765 (body only) on Amazon Engadget’s Back to School Giveaway Official Rules No Purchase Required to Enter or Win Eligibility: Engadget’s Back to School Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Weblogs Inc. LLC, AOL Inc., their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of Giveaways, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Giveaways (collectively “Giveaway Entities”) and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. 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TVSync API unveiled, helps devs build second-screen and smart TV apps

Second screen apps seem to be all the rage as of late, and Vobile’s freshly announced TVSync API platform can help developers ride that wave of popularity. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs and some smart TVs, the API can be leveraged to supplement what’s on the silver screen with relevant content ranging from polls to products. Apps developed with the interface can trigger what’s displayed on the companion screen at just the right moment by analyzing audio, video, or both. For instance, a recipe featured on a celebrity chef’s program could be pushed to your slate as soon as it’s first mentioned. Yearning to code an app of your own with the tech? Visit the source to request beta access to TVSync or look below for the full press release. Show full PR text Announcing The TVSync API Platform For Building Connected TV And Second Screen Applications Open API Lets Cable Companies, Content Providers and Others Develop Powerful Applications Based On Vobile VDNA Technology SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today marked the introduction of the TVSync Connected TV and second screen API platform. It is the first developer platform to support apps that bring the connected TV experience to all “four screens” (smartphone, tablet, PC and SmartTV). Available to broadcasters, cable companies, publishers, content providers and others, TVSync’s open API leverages the best video and audio ACR (Automatic Content Recognition) technology of the industry leader Vobile to facilitate exciting new applications that synchronize, in real time, to the content a user is consuming. TVSync, a new initiative led by Vobile, supports connected second-screen experiences that cover virtually any aspect of eCommerce, infotainment or social media. TVSync responds to the strongest trends hitting the broadcast industry: nearly 80% of younger viewers, for example, currently use a second device (typically a mobile device) while watching television. Both Apple and Google are currently working toward connected TV experiences through various projects. “Change is on the way in how consumers interact with content across multiple devices-change that will be as disruptive as the introduction of iPhone five years ago,” said Yangbin Wang, CEO of Vobile. “With TVSync, we are ready to help both incumbent companies and entrepreneurs transform the four screen media consumption experience.” Broad New Applications TVSync’s API, compatible with all iOS and Android platforms, can be utilized with any combination of devices or media. The platform links broadcast audio and/or video to related content and services on another device-eCommerce sites, information, time-shifting, social media and more. With TVSync, content owners as well as advertisers and marketers can deploy unique and immersive second-screen experiences. Ticket offices or sports apparel can be linked to broadcast sports, for example, 419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤so that viewers in a sports bar can make purchases just by pointing their smartphones at the screen. Someone watching a cable series at a friend’s house can finish the program at home or on their mobile device, schedule their DVR to record an episode, even record the full season, just by sampling the screen for a second or two. Thanks to TVSync’s ability to automatically recognize video and/or audio content of specific programs, reality show producers can incorporate instant polling or social media activity into their story lines. Viewers can also access enhanced content on demand; simply by clicking on the action, it’s possible to get a recipe during a cooking show, read about the host of a show, or buy the shoes a starlet is wearing on the red carpet.

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Alt-week 8.25.12: robotic noses, Nodosaurs and Space X launches again

All good things come to an end, they say. Thankfully, most bad things do, too. So while the rest of the world of tech is dealing with the fallout, and possible implications of patent law, over here in the wild party that is Alt, we’re fist pumping at all the awesome weekly sci-tech fodder. For example, we’ve got a robo-nose that can sniff out nasties in the air, a 110-million-year-old footprint found in NASA’s back yard, and not one, but two space stories to reflect on. There’s a hidden joke in there too, come back once you’ve read through to find it. This is alt-week. 419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤 Electronic hands and arms are — relatively speaking — fairly commonplace. In fact, most of our extremities and senses have cropped up in digital form one way or another. This includes the humble nose. We’ve seen them sniff out air contaminents and cancer before, but this time ’round it’s lung-fulls of harmful poisons, such as biological weapons and gas leaks. The technology is based on research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside. With a size of four by seven inches, this has real world application in areas such as farming, industry and security. However, the developers hope to reduce its footprint even further, to about the size of a credit card, which could see it pop up in even more places. We know this is a serious business, but for once, we’d love an anatomically correct housing to be developed for it. It’d certainly spruce up those drab, dark warehouse corners. From the top of the body, we now go to the other extreme — the foot. Not just any foot, either (although, also, not a robotic one), as this hoof belongs to something called a Nodosaur. The more astute among you might have already figured out that this is a prehistoric creature, possibly roaming the earth some 110- to 112-million years ago. Madness. Also, where do you think you might find such evidence of an other-worldly creature? Why, on the grounds of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center of course. We kid you not. The print was discovered by dino-tracker Ray Stanford, who says the creature would have been an armored leaf-eater of some stature, describing it as a four-footed tank. Also, if you ever meet iron-oxide or hematite, buy them a drink, as it’s their presence in the soil that gave us such a good preservation. “Almost like concrete” says Stanford. You might wonder how something like a dinosaur footprint could go unnoticed for so long, but then we remember how busy the teams at NASA must be. Proof of this dedication came to light this week with the news that the mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope are now ready. There are 18 mirror sections in total, each of them gold plated and ultra-smooth. Once launched — sometime in 2018 hopefully — the 4.2-foot hexagonal sections will be the largest mirror ever flown in space. This should hopefully help it add to the work of Hubble, peering deep into the universe to help better understand the big bang and investigate alien planets. Certainly something to think about, the next time you’re staring at your own tired visage with your own humble mirror during your morning routine. If 2018 is a little too long for you to wait until your next space-launch fix, then fear not. Space X recently revealed that the first of its 12 planned cargo runs to the ISS will take place in October. The news comes after NASA announced that Space X was fully certified to shuttle (as it were) cargo up to the permanent space station. Of course, you may remember Space X carrying out a similar mission recently, which it turns out was apparently just a practice run! With so many flights planned, they’ll also likely be pleased to find out that scientists are pretty sure, now, that the universe is smooth, rather than fractal in nature as previously suggested by some camps. Should make for a smoother ride at least, not that they’d be going quite far enough for that really to be an issue. Maybe some day! [Image credits: NASA, Space X, USC] Seen any other far-out articles that you’d like considered for Alt-week? Working on a project or research that’s too cool to keep to yourself? Drop us a line at alt [at] engadget [dot] com.

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NVIDIA Q2 earnings bounce back through Tegra: $119 million profit on $1.04 billion in revenue

NVIDIA’s fiscal performance in its second quarter shows the rewards of patience in the mobile sphere. It just saw its profit double versus a glum first quarter to $119 million, even though the company only slightly edged ahead in revenue to $1.04 billion. In explaining the success, the company is quick to point to a confluence of events that all worked in favor of its bank account: a slew of Tegra 3 phones and tablets like the Transformer Pad TF300 made NVIDIA’s quarter the brightest, but it could also point to a much-expanded GeForce 600 line on the PC side and the shipments of the first phones with NVIDIA-badged Icera chips. The graphics guru expects its revenue to climb more sharply in the heat of the third quarter as well — between the cult hit Nexus 7 tablet and a role as a major partner for Windows RT, NVIDIA has at least a temporary license to print money. Show full PR text NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 SANTA CLARA, CA — (Marketwire) — 08/09/2012 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) Revenue of $1.04 billion. GAAP net income was $119.0 million, or $0.19 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $170.4 million, or $0.27 per diluted share. GAAP gross margin was 51.8 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin was 52.0 percent. NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue of $1.04 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 ended July 29, 2012. “Our investments in mobile computing and visual computing are both paying off,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. “Tegra has achieved record sales as tablets come into their own. Our GPU business made strong gains in a weak market, boosted by our breakthrough Kepler architecture. Looking ahead, we’re optimistic, as our investments position us right at the center of the fastest growing segments of computing.” (in millions except per share data) Q2 FY13 419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤 GAAP Q1 FY13 GAAP Q2 FY13 NON-GAAP Q1 FY13 NON-GAAP Revenue $1,044.3 $924.9 $1,044.3 $924.9 Gross margin 51.8% 50.1% 52.0% 50.4% Operating expenses $401.1 $390.5 $342.5 $348.0 Net income $119.0 $60.4 $170.4 $97.5 Earnings per share $0.19 $0.10 $0.27 $0.16 Outlook Our outlook for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 is as follows: Revenue is expected to be between $1.15 billion and $1.25 billion. GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be flat relative to the prior quarter, at 51.8 percent and 52.0 percent, respectively. GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $390 million; non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $350 million. GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates are expected to be approximately 20 percent, plus or minus one percentage point, excluding any discrete tax events that may occur during the quarter, which, if realized, may increase or decrease our third quarter GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates. If the U.S. research tax credit is reinstated into tax law, we estimate our annual effective tax rate for the fiscal year 2013 to be approximately 16 percent. We estimate depreciation and amortization for the third quarter to be approximately $57 million to $59 million. Capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $30 million to $40 million. Diluted shares for the third quarter are expected to be approximately 630 million. Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 and Recent Highlights: – Google announced that Tegra 3 powers its Nexus 7 tablet — a fully-fledged tablet priced at just $199 — which is the first device to run Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android. – Microsoft announced that Tegra® is the processor powering the company’s Surface for Windows RT tablet. – Kepler drove market share gains in the notebook market as OEMs announced Kepler-based notebooks. Among the products announced were new notebooks from Apple, Samsung, Dell, HP, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, and Sony. – At its third annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA launched cloud computing technologies for consumers and enterprise customers, which represent new business opportunities for the company. These leverage original software and new Kepler™ features to deliver virtualized GPUs. GAAP Quarterly Financial Comparison (in millions except per share data) Q2 FY13 Q1 FY13 Q/Q Revenue $1,044.3 $924.9 up 12.9% Gross margin 51.8% 50.1% up 1.7 p.p. Operating expenses $401.1 $390.5 up 2.7% Net income $119.0 $60.4 up 97.0% Earnings per share $0.19 $0.10 up 90.0% Non-GAAP Quarterly Financial Comparison* (in millions except per share data) Q2 FY13 Q1 FY13 Q/Q Revenue $1,044.3 $924.9 up 12.9% Gross margin 52.0% 50.4% up 1.6 p.p. Operating expenses $342.5 $348.0 down 1.6% Net income $170.4 $97.5 up 74.8% Earnings per share $0.27 $0.16 up 68.8% *Non-GAAP earnings excluded stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, other acquisition-related costs, a contribution expense in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, and the tax impact associated with such items.

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Haier celebrates IFA with ultra high def 3D, transparent and eye-controlled TVs

Haier was a bit of a sleeper hit at last year’s IFA, and the company looks to be taking on 2012’s Berlin-based show in way. For 2011, TV maker showed off its futuristic transparent and brain-controlled TV technologies. This year’s selections are set to follow in that vein, beginning with the debut of a new 46-inch transparent TV built on last year’s technology, capable of detecting six points at the same time. As before, Haier’s seeing business potential in the device, and will be showing it off in the context of a window display at this year’s show. Also on the slate is the company’s first 3D LED Ultra High Definition set, a 55-incher that will be displaying Ultra High Def footage of booth visitors. Haier will be showcasing even more 3D stuff at the show, including a 55-inch glasses-free LED set with 28 viewing angles and 3D Multi-View, “which allows two people to watch two different images at the same time, on the total surface area of the screen,” according to the company. Also on the 419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤docket is an eye-controlled set that lets viewers take charge of volume and channels with their peepers and a 3D gesture control system that has a camera built into the set’s frame. On a more old school tip is the “high performance sensitive” remote, which has a nine-axis gyroscope inside.

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Engadget’s back to school guide 2012: fun stuff!

Engadget’s back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn’t nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. The good news? We’re on to the fun stuff, the gear that isn’t always practical but will definitely help you let off some steam after a tough mid-term. Be sure to keep checking back — at the end of the month we’ll be giving away a ton of the gear featured in our guides — and hit up the hub page right here! Laptops, phones and e-readers might be slick pieces of tech, but they’ll all be used for business while you’re buried in term papers during the semester. We’re rounding up a set of gadgets meant purely to lift your spirits — whether it’s zapping fellow froshmates in a game of Lazer Tag or an electric motorbike to blast through the countryside on a long weekend. We’ve even got a few borderline sensible gadgets, such as a robot that will clean up after a wild party at the dorm. Jump past the break for our full collection of antidotes to the end-of-summer blues. On the cheap Hasbro Lazer Tag Playing a first-person shooter on a game console is for rookies. Lazer Tag brings the action to real life with a modern twist on the light gun formula: that iOS device dock allows for player health, shields and scorekeeping elements that you’d never have seen in the original 1986 version. Just be sure to spur a few purchases among friends if you want a more action-packed experience. Key specs: Light blaster, dock for an iPhone or iPod touch, single-player and multiplayer modes. Price: $40 for one, $75 for two on HasbroToyShop.com You might also like… Jada Battle Machines Heli Remote-controlled helicopters are perennial favorites for a burst of fun during downtime — and this year, you won’t have to worry too much if your aircraft crashes into a roommate. The low price makes it easy to pick up a pair of Jada’s Battle Heli for some dogfighting, and the sensors allow you to take down your target. Also look at the Battle Quad if you prefer wheeled duels over blades. Price: $30 on BattleMachinesRC.com Wahoo Fitness Blue SC Exercise tracking isn’t just for those on foot. If you regularly pedal your way to campus, the Blue SC will keep pace and send the results to the iPhone in your pocket. And support that extends to other apps may prove to be an extra incentive to go out for one more ride each week. Price: $40 on WahooFitness.com Mid-level Garmin Fenix GPS watches are seemingly a dime a dozen, but the Fenix stands out for its completeness. It’ll track your run like its peers, but it’ll also plot the paths out and back during that Indian summer camping trip. Wireless support puts the watch in a connected universe, and the rugged design will keep the Fenix ticking if that rafting trip (or pool party) gets out of hand. Key specs: GPS watch with trail navigation, ANT, Bluetooth wireless support, scratch resistance and waterproofing. Price: $400 on Amazon You might also like… Motorola MOTOACTV Another watch, you say? Not quite: the MOTOACTV is more of an MP3 player for the athletically inclined. The device has seen a price cut even as it adds extras like Facebook and Twitter connections, so Motorola’s wearable wunderkind hits a sweet spot for runners that want music and a bit of feedback — including from classmates. Price: $133 on Amazon Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Let’s face it: if you want the ultimate in remote-control diversions, Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0 is the way to go. It’s pricier than Jada’s aircraft, but how often do you get a quadrocopter that can record its exploits in HD, on top of taking its control from an Android or iOS device? Flying one of these just might be relief on a bleak day. Price: $300 on Amazon Money’s no object iRobot Roomba 790 College-goers can attest to that sinking feeling after waking up to a floor covered in grime from the previous night’s festivities. While it might not help you remember what happened, iRobot’s Roomba 790 will at least make sure the floor is clean. You might not even have to get out of bed: wireless control will start the vacuuming without requiring a walk to the robot itself. The 790 isn’t cheap, but it might be worth the cost if it leads to more studying than scrubbing. Key specs: Robot floor cleaning with multi-room navigation, wireless remote control. Price: $700 on Hammacher.com You might also like… ZBoard Skateboard Sometimes, skateboarding isn’t all about popping ollies. The ZBoard might be the slickest way to get to class, and in a way that won’t wear out your legs or the world’s oil supply. The Classic model is the point of entry; in this category, though, our money’s on the lighter and faster Pro. Price: $650-950 (after pre-orders) on ZBoardShop.com Brammo Empulse R There had to be at least one dream gadget in the mix. Brammo’s Empulse R is one of the fastest ways to go green without a roof — and yes, it’ll seat your special someone. At $4 of energy for every 400 miles, it might even save frequent riders some money in the long run. Price: $18,995 on Brammo.com Engadget’s Back to School Giveaway Official Rules No Purchase Required to Enter or Win Eligibility: Engadget’s Back to School Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Weblogs Inc. 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