Link to The Weekly Roundup for 03.25.2013

The Weekly Roundup for 03.25.2013

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days —...

Link to Tunable app shows musicians what pitch-perfect means as they play (video)

Tunable app shows musicians what pitch-perfect means as they play (video)

Musicians who’ve had some degree of practice will know the lack of sophistication involved in getting an instrument in tune and on time: a light-up tuning box and a swinging metronome may be their only real resources. Affinity Blue knows that mobile apps allow better,...

Link to Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 2

Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 2

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Last week’s Switched On discussed the issues around crowdfunding liability, offering examples of some recent tech projects that delivered late or inconsistently, and explaining the justification for sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo...

Link to Cowon D20 launches in Japan, keeps MP3 players alive 90 hours at a time

Cowon D20 launches in Japan, keeps MP3 players alive 90 hours at a time

There’s no denying it: the MP3 player market is in free fall, and competitors often have to either go big or go home if they want to justify their work over the many smartphone alternatives. Cowon is still kicking, and the extreme battery life of...

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Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles?

Today’s IT departments face an identity crisis. Technology is an integral part of every single business process, and has come to dominate the lives of consumers who are routinely shopping online, downloading information, and browsing the Internet. Yet ironically, in an era when technology rules,...

Link to IBM Roadrunner retires from the supercomputer race

IBM Roadrunner retires from the supercomputer race

For all the money and effort poured into supercomputers, their lifespans can be brutally short. See IBM’s Roadrunner as a textbook example: the 116,640-core cluster was smashing records just five years ago, and yet it’s already considered so behind the times that Los Alamos National...

Link to Intelligent Content: Soon your media will know you better than you know yourself

Intelligent Content: Soon your media will know you better than you know yourself

With the introduction of analytics into the visual design of written content, we are on the cusp of an era of incredible evolution: one where the design of information changes in real time in response to data about the readers consuming it. New technologies from...

Link to IRL: IOGEAR GearPower GMP10K, SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller and the Metabones Speed Booster

IRL: IOGEAR GearPower GMP10K, SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller and the Metabones Speed Booster

Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Anyone out there a fan of Sony’s mirrorless cameras? How about...

Link to My Drunk Kitchen sobers up as Hannah Hart gets ready to hit the road

My Drunk Kitchen sobers up as Hannah Hart gets ready to hit the road

I’m in a Burbank studio filled with boxes of T-shirts, because Hannah Hart, the YouTube star who first rose to fame with her celebrated My Drunk Kitchen series, has been taking a break from every creator’s favorite part of the crowd-funding experience — packaging up...

Link to PBS shows how hacking is reclaiming its good name after a bad rap (video)

PBS shows how hacking is reclaiming its good name after a bad rap (video)

Hacking is still a loaded concept for many, often conjuring negative images of corporate espionage, fraudsters and prank-minded script kiddies. PBS’ Off Book wants to remind us that hacking wasn’t always seen this way — and, thanks to modern developments, is mending its reputation. Its...

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