Motorola Olympus hitting AT&T in ‘December or January,’ says now-deleted Facebook post

Excited for Tegra 2 to finally take the Android smartphone world by storm? Recent leaks out of LG and Motorola certainly suggest that NVIDIA’s finally going to make some inroads with its silicon somewhere around the Gingerbread or Honeycomb time frame — and that might happen sooner rather than later if a posting on Facebook ...

Fonera SIMPL router now on sale for $49, moving quickly to telcos

Still holding tight to the “Sharing is Caring!” mantra? Not afraid in the least of handing out a few kilobytes to lost tourists down below? If so, you’re a prime candidate to own a Fon router; for those unaware, Fon’s goal is to equip the world with its 802.11n routers, and then distribute WiFi through ...

Softbank makes 16GB iPad WiFi + 3G free with two-year contract

An iPad for zilch on contract? Yessir… but only if you pack up and move to the Land of the Rising Sun. Softbank Mobile has just announced a new pricing plan that makes Apple’s 16GB iPad WiFi + 3G model totally free with a two-year data agreement in Japan, and for those who recall it ...

Sectra virtual autopsy table available now, Stan Brakhage nonplussed

Though not offering the sort of stark, terrible beauty (or the gore) of The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes, Sectra’s Visual Imaging Table will let you perform a “virtual autopsy,” by using CT and MRI scans to place 3D recreations of a patient’s body on a large, multitouch table. What’s more, the body ...

Meka, UT Austin researchers show off ‘sociable’ Dreamer robot head

The folks at UT Austin’s HCR Laboratory have been working on a Meka humanoid robot for some time now, but they’ve only just recently added one pretty significant component to it: a head. This so-called “Dreamer” isn’t just your ordinary robot head, though — described by the researchers as a “sociable humanoid head,” the head ...

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft appeal in Word patent case

It’s been quite a few months since we’ve seen any major developments in Microsoft’s patent battle with Toronto-based i4i Inc over Microsoft Word, but it looks like things are now about to change in a big way. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the US Supreme Court has today agreed to hear Mircosoft’s appeal in ...

Engadget’s Holiday Gift Guide: Gaming

Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! The team here is well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties of the seasonal shopping experience, and we want to help you sort through the trash and come up with the treasures this year. Below is today’s bevy of hand curated picks, and you can head back to the ...

Two Kinects join forces to create better 3D video, blow our minds (video)

Remember when Oliver Kreylos impressed and shocked us by showing that a single Microsoft Kinect could create some remarkably stout 3D video? He’s back at it again, this time blowing minds and demonstrating that two Kinects can be paired and their output meshed — one basically filling in the gaps of the other. He found ...

Bicycle lock climbs poles, encourages would-be thieves to look elsewhere (video)

Had your morning cup of Haterade? Get ready to have it flushed out. A team of bicyclists / engineers have assembled what might be the best thing to happen to the bicycle since Lance Armstrong, with the (currently unnamed) pole-climbing bike lock created for Germany’s own Conrad. There’s no word on if (or when) this ...

Sony PSP to gain unlimited music via cloud-based Qriocity service

Just days after Sony’s Qriocity video-on-demand service went live across Europe, in flies this — news that the aforesaid service will be spreading its wings and touching the PSP in short order. Word on the street has it that the next PlayStation Portable update (v6.35) will bring along Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, described as ...