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Though ESPN 3D’s imminent demise might be evidence to some that 3D TV isn’t exactly killing it, BBC has confirmed that it will cover Wimbledon again this year with that extra dimension. In particular, it will broadcast selected matches, including the men’s and women’s finals and semi-finals, in free-to-air 3D for those with the Red Button service and supported sets. Wimbledon marked its first-ever 3D broadcast two years ago, and the BBC is also experimenting with 4K coverage this year with Sony, albeit exclusively at a live spectator “experience zone” on the finely manicured grounds. The network also said it would up its live streams from six to ten to go with its YouTube coverage — meaning UKers who miss a single grunt will have only themselves to blame.
Samsung’s big Galaxy S 4 update hit Europe a month ago; it’s now spreading to the US through Sprint. The American patch adds much of what we saw in its international counterpart, including the option of moving supporting apps to the SD card. Business-minded customers also get access to the Knox security suite. Just be careful about upgrading if you’re planning to install a custom ROM — XDA-Developers members report that the bootloader has changed, but they haven’t yet verified whether or not it’s locked down. Those who aren’t concerned about flexible firmware should receive the update soon, though, and we’re hoping that other US carriers aren’t far behind.
Via: Android Central
Cupertino’s clearly in the mood to churn out beta releases today. Just a few hours after unleashing the third iOS 7 beta, Apple’s dished out OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 3. The House that Jobs Built is remaining tight-lipped about what the update contains, but its safe to say it packs the usual suspects: bug fixes. Devs raring to snap up the latest release can click the bordering source link for the download. However, if you’re not of the (Apple-approved) programmer persuasion, you can experience the operating system vicariously through our preview.
Source: Apple Developer
The last time we ran down the sidewalk while throwing a camera, it turned into a pile of dust. Inventor Steve Hollinger’s looking to fix that with the Squito. Hollinger’s latest patent for a throwable camera piggybacks onto the one he filed three years ago, bringing detailed usage and a functional prototype along for the ride. The description was vague and unwieldy before, but now the Squito is detailed as a “ball with camera and trajectory control for reconnaissance or recreation.” It looks much better than the last panoramic ball camera we saw, too. The video after the break demos the test unit’s dramatic possibilities, and we’d be lying if what we saw didn’t excite us. When was the last time you watched a video with wireless infrared, kitty rescue and 3D mapping anyhow?
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Americans have been jonesing for BMW’s i3 for awhile, but the automaker has yet to answer two of their bigger questions: when, and how much? Our colleagues at Autoblog may have the answers. They understand that the car’s pure electric edition should reach US customers in January, with pricing starting around $34,500; Europeans should get theirs in November for €35,000. The range-extended version with a two-cylinder generator will reportedly add about $2,000 to the cost (€2,000 in Europe) and arrive two months later. BMW hasn’t confirmed any of the details, so don’t call your dealer — but don’t be surprised if the entry luxury EV is relatively affordable.
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CBS has just let the ink dry on a contract extending its streaming deal with Netflix, and in addition to keeping existing content, the duo is adding a handful of new TV shows. While L.A. Complex and The 4400 are now slated for online viewing, only the freshly-added CSI: NY is ready to stream. Mum’s the word on exactly how long this agreement will last, but if previous pacts are any indication, Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone will be streaming for at least another two years. If you’re waiting for the new programs to hit the service, there’s a whole mess of Star Trek to keep you busy in the meantime.
It’s Monday, and you know what that means; another Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you will join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:30PM. If you’ll be joining us, be sure to go ahead and get ready by reviewing the list of topics after the break, then you’ll be ready to participate in the live chat.
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
After a long holiday weekend we have a few new things to look forward to including NCAA Football 14, season two of The Newsroom and the season premiere of Top Gear. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.
FX is debuting a new drama this week, as The Bridge follows cops from the US and Mexico on the trail of a serial killer. Similar to The Killing it’s a remake of a foreign series, although that one featured Denmark and Sweden. Although AMC’s show had its issues, after efforts like The Americans and Wilfred from FX we’re willing to give this one a shot.
(July 10th, FX, 10PM)
Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black debuts at 3:01 AM ET Thursday on Netflix in all regions, but it’s already signed up for a second season on the streaming service. Fans of Showtime’s Weeds may be looking forward to it the most, since both comedy-dramas were created by Jenji Kohan. Set in a women’s prison, OITNB follows a new inmate sentenced to fifteen months …read more