Saturday, 30 April 2011
at least I no longer have to figure out a way to get to soCal with no funds... though hitchhiking would've been fun!
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But why is the white iPhone 4 thicker? Phil Schiller mentioned that Apple needed to add extra UV protection among other tweaks, in an attempt to reduce the "unexpected interactions" between the white cover and the internal components. As such, Apple apparently needed to sacrifice some slimness for a better functioning white phone. In the end, we have what looks to be four different size / button configurations that must be considered when purchasing a shrink-wrapped case for your white iPhone 4, black iPhone 4, white Verizon iPhone 4, or black Verizon iPhone 4. Good luck with that.
Additional reporting by Sam Sheffer
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Friday, 29 April 2011
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Does anyone else think the same thing, or is it just me? But for realz, "Where's the rice?"
We don't really get too reflective here at Engadget -- usually we're too busy getting news up to think much about ourselves. Still, when you hit your 5th birthday, you tend to want to look back and review how far you've come. We thought there'd be no better way to celebrate the milestone than by having the site's founder Peter Rojas, and instrumental architect Ryan Block on the show to discuss the early days of Engadget. So without further ado -- sit back and enjoy our 5th birthday podcast!
Hosts: Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller
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Song: Glomag - Pocket Calculator
00:18:45 - Phantom Controller Rebranded Saitek
01:03:12 - Engadget 1985
01:07:00 - Would you sell your kidney(s) for a Hush?
01:10:38 - PSP vs. DS
01:12:13 - The Engadget Interview: Bill Gates, Part 1
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Yet despite the chain of business relationships that link both Pixar and Marvel to Disney, the chance of a Pixar/Marvel movie ever happening still seemed slim, and possibly too much to hope for. Indeed, according to John Lasseter, it's not going to happen.
Speaking with IGN , John Lasseter had the following exchange:
Disney has been great. Bob Iger is phenomenal. I'm Chief Creative Officer of Disney Animation as well, and with Pixar it's like, "Keep doing what you're doing, guys." It's a filmmaker-driven studio. All of the ideas come from the filmmakers themselves. Working with the filmmakers on ideas.
IGN: So there probably wouldn't be any kind of chance of seeing that kind of team-up then?
No, not at Pixar. We have The Incredibles, so we've done superheroes here ourselves and so we have that kind of history with Brad Bird doing The Incredibles.
Realistically, there probably wasn't reason to expect that a Pixar/Marvel movie would ever happen; each company is very much established doing its own thing. This even though Disney head Bob Iger suggested that some discussions took place very early on when he said,
We?ve talked about [a Marvel/Pixar team-up] internally. Pixar boss John Lasseter talked to the Marvel guys about this and they all got excited about it. We think there?s ultimately some exciting product that come of that. Sparks will fly!
What happened? No way of knowing. More likely any opportunity that might have existed was squashed by business entanglements rather than creative dissonance.