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  • Switched On: Between a Nook and a hard place
    Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

    In the 1988 comedy Coming to America, a blatant McDonald’s rip-off named McDowell’s draws the legal ire of the empire built by Ray Kroc. In explaining his pathetic defense that includes noting that McDowell’s uses golden arcs instead of golden arches, the eatery’s manager notes that while both the Big Mac and his Big Mick both include the 1970s jingle-immortalized ingredients of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, the McDowell’s flagship burger bun has, in fact, no sesame seeds.

    This state of differentiation isn’t a far cry from what characterized some of the earliest 10-inch Honeycomb devices — a few fractions of an inch of thickness, a higher-quality display, a full-sized USB port, an hour or two of running time and some bundled apps constituted how many of the tablets asserted their competitiveness. Of course, there was the ASUS Transformer Prime with its keyboard add-on and its follow up, the Eee Pad Slider, which finally brought an integrated one. But whether it’s been from a lack of of options for manufacturers or disadvantages of the overall Honeycomb approach, larger Android tablets have made limited inroads versus the similarly sized iPad and are now going after it more aggressively on price.

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    Switched On: Between a Nook and a hard place originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Walmart selling Limited Edition Blue Wii for $99.96 on Black Friday

    No, you aren’t “losing” that thing up top — Walmart will indeed be bringing those limited edition blue Wiis to the US of A starting this Thursday, and better still, it’ll be hawking ’em for just $99.96 apiece. If you’ll recall, the powder blue variants of Nintendo’s newest home console were previously reserved for other sections of the globe, but a new spot that just aired on CBS’ broadcast of the Titans vs. Falcons has confirmed that it’ll be on sale within a matter of days for those lucky enough to snag one. They’ll be offered up starting at 10:00PM on November 24th (that’s Thanksgiving day, you know) and should be completely sold out by 10:00:01PM on the same day. That tally will net you a console, a matching Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk. Good luck — pack a helmet.

    P.S. – Black Thursday is the new Black Friday.

    Walmart selling Limited Edition Blue Wii for $99.96 on Black Friday originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Nokia’s latest EDoF camera demonstrates improvement with macro shots

    Nokia’s second generation Extended Depth of Field (EDoF) camera was recently put through the wringer by the folks at All About Symbian, and for a technology that traditionally fails at macro shots, we’re happy to see that the engineers in Espoo have made dramatic advances with this second go-around. Using the same lens and sensor as before, we’re told the improvements come from a refined image processor alone. In a side-by-side comparison, this business was card snapped from 12-inches (30cm) away, first with a C7 and then a 701. While the new setup isn’t perfect, the difference is certainly appreciable. Of course, Nokia has all but ditched EDoF in its high end smartphones — as evidenced by our reviews of the N9 and Lumia 800 — but the technology remains very much alive within its lower-end affairs, and really, who doesn’t like to see improvement? For a complete breakdown of the new technology, be sure to hit up the source link below.

    Nokia’s latest EDoF camera demonstrates improvement with macro shots originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 15:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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