Canadians may still have to wait a bit longer for some official word of the Lumia 900′s possible debut in the country (the latest rumors suggest it may be heading to Rogers), but there’s now at least a firm date for the launch of its slightly smaller counterpart. Telus confirmed today that the Nokia Lumia 800 will be available on March 2nd (in your choice of black, cyan or magenta), although it’s unfortunately still not providing a price. As you may recall, Nokia’s other new Windows Phone, the Lumia 710, made its Canadian debut on Rogers earlier this month, where it can be had for as little as $50 on-contract or just over $250 off-contract.
Lest you thought its previous ‘City’ endeavors were the pinnacle of diminutive bag-less suction, here comes Dyson with the DC39. Previously available elsewhere, the British company’s latest canister will soon sashay into the US for a cool $499. That’s a sizable wad of cash, yet that investment nets you access to a diminutive vacuum stuffed with the company’s ‘Ball’ technology — enabling a teensy unit already capable of a lot of suck to be infinitely more maneuverable. That’s apparently no small feat, as it took seventy engineers more than three years to stuff over a hundred components into that spherical derriere. Those interested can look for it mid-March — for the rest of us, PR and a cutaway of its insides await after the break.
Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/24/dysons-dc39-stateside-bound/
Warner Bros. has busted out an iOS flavored compilation of Midway’s classic arcade games. For 99 cents you can re-live the experience of pumping coin after coin in the cabinets of your childhood. The app comes with emulated versions of Spy Hunter, Rampage, Joust, Root Beer Tapper, Defender, Arch Rivals, Air Hockey, Arcade Basketball, Pool and Roll Ball. Once you’ve finished reacquiring your square-eyes from all that gaming action, two expansions are available as an in-app purchase. One includes NARC, Total Carnage and APB, whilst the other packs both Gauntlet games and Wizard of War. All the company needs to do now is make sure it works in perfect harmony with the iCade and we may never leave the house again.
Ordinarily, if you use your iPhone to fry eggs, it’s time to check when your warranty expires. Not so for these KIRF iPhones, which can’t make calls or download apps (let alone use Siri) but can fry your bacon rather well. 681 of these bafflingly branded gas stoves were seized by police in Wuhan, each bearing the legend “Apple China Limited.” Apparently the units did not come with flame-out protection and only ran iOS 4.1, leading to the swoop. We should probably take that as solid confirmation that the iPhone 6′s killer feature is going to involve making brunch on the go.
Article source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/24/iPhone-gas-stoves/
We know how much you love tweaking that Android handset, so we figured we’d let you know about a fresh 4.0-friendly UI customizer. The Nova Launcher, which has dubbed itself “everyone’s favorite Ice Cream Sandwich launcher,” just hit the Android Market in free and paid flavors. Those looking to take the freeloadin’ road will get tidbits like a customizable homescreen grid, scrolling effects (pictured above), as well as custom folders and icons. If you do, however, decide to unleash the four bucks for premium status, you’ll get extra features, including personalized gestures and dock “swipe-actions.” Tickle your fancy enough to take it for a spin on that shiny new G-Nex? Both variants are up for grabs from the source links below.