Rogers has new international roaming plans and they’re still awful

17 Apr

Rogers has announced some new roaming add-ons for Canadian travelers. Not too long ago, Rogers unveiled a $7.99 daily roaming plan for the U.S. (which already faces stiff competition against WIND’s $15 unlimited plan), and this new one is built for roaming worldwide. But don’t get too excited; it’s $9.99 for a day for up to 20 MB (depending on where you’re going), with no voice or text.



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Microsoft announces Skype TX with studio-grade audio and video for broadcasters

15 Apr

Today, Microsoft’s unveiling Skype TX, a new version of its VoIP service geared toward broadcasters. The service uses technology developed by Cat and Mouse — a recent MSFT acquisition — to offer the higher-quality audio and video output that media…

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Fox News Just Had a Wonderful Homepage Malfunction

6 Nov

Fox News Just Had a Wonderful Homepage Malfunction

Whether Fox News got hacked (unlikely) or their giant new iPads are causing something to go haywire, the stars seem to have aligned in our favor today. And the result, friends, is glorious.

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Ed Sheeran Is ‘Geeking Out’ Over His ‘Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Song

5 Nov

Sheeran’s song will play during the end credits of the December 13 movie release.

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BlackBerry’s new CEO plans to keep making smartphones

5 Nov

BlackBerry's new CEO plans to keep making smartphones

BlackBerry startled many when it booted Thorsten Heins, particularly smartphone owners — would interim chief John Chen want to preserve the company’s handset business? Those customers can relax, at least for now. Chen tells Reuters that he expects to continue phone development, arguing that there are “enough ingredients” for long-term success. Executives at the company can’t rest so easily, however, as the new CEO intends a shake-up of BlackBerry’s management that will include some outsiders. The strategy should reassure nervous fans for a while, although Chen will need to back up his words with deeds — after all, his predecessor made numerous promises that didn’t quite pan out.

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Visualized: VIA’s versatile video wall signage solution (video)

4 Nov

VIA's video wall solution

VIA Technologies isn’t a name that often pops up on Engadget, but its latest video wall signage solution deserves a shout-out. The idea’s simple: you can output a 4K x 2K footage to an array of thin-bezel 1080p LCDs — powered by S3 Graphics cards — arranged in any way you like. While the Taiwanese company wasn’t keen to show off too much of its backend system, we were given a glimpse of its S3 MagicView software, which lets you easily fit one or multiple clips across a carefully aligned canvas corresponding to the LCDs. Check out our video after the break and you’ll get the idea.

(HTC and VIA are both chaired by Cher Wang, so it’s no surprise to see the latter displaying HTC ads for its signage demo. Wang’s husband, Wen-Chi Chen, is the President and CEO of VIA.)

A complete system similar to the above two — either with eight 46-inch panels or fifteen 42-inch panels — could cost between NT$3 million (about US$102,000) to NT$4 million (US$136,000), and it’s also available for rental. Unsurprisingly, VIA is targeting the likes of churches, schools, cinemas and shops with this video wall solution.

Visualized: VIA’s versatile video wall signage solution

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We also left the demo room with some interesting local nugget: if you see green packs of “Kuai Kuai” snacks placed on top of servers, don’t move them! Apparently it’s a Taiwanese tradition amongst technicians to ensure their machines behave, as implied by the 45-year-old snack’s name, which means “well-behaved.” VIA’s staff in the room gasped when this ignorant author picked up one of the packs; so kids, you’ve been warned.

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Girlfriend Alyssa Miller: “Things Are Good,” We Have “Cooking Dinner Parties”

3 Nov

So happy together! Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller have been dating for four months now and are still going strong. At the Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 29, the 24-year-old Sports Illustrated model opened up to Us Weekly about her relationship with the 32-year-old actor.

“Things are good,” the gorgeous brunette shared with a big smile.

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Miller told Us that she and Gyllenhaal really enjoying cooking together. “I have people over all the time and we cook,” she said. “I love having people over socially and cooking dinner parties.” 

Though she does love cooking, Miller said she hasn’t taught her boyfriend any dishes. “He’s the teacher,” she said with a laugh.

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Gyllenhaal recently debuted a dramatically slimmer physique for his role as a struggling, freelance crime reporter in the upcoming thriller, Nightcrawler. “I knew that [my character] was literally and figuratively hungry,” he explained to Us of wanting to lose weight for the film.

But Miller’s cooking was probably only helping Gyllenhaal reach his lean, mean goal. “I’ve been cooking really clean and healthy,” she told Us. “I’ve been making a lot of quinoa dishes.”

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In addition to doing ballet for exercise and running “as much” as she can, Miller also follows a diet plan. “My rule is 80/20,” she shared. “80 percent is good and in control and super strict and then the other 20 percent you’re social and you splurge.”

Gyllenhaal, who has previously dated Taylor Swift, Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon, seems to share a mutual love of fitness with Miller. A source told Us that the couple started dating in late June after meeting “at their gym.” Gyllenhaal is also frequently spotted taking classes at SoulCycle. The End of Watch actor met his last girlfriend, Sports Illustrated model Emily DiDonato, at the spin studio in Manhattan in fall 2012.

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