Engadget Podcast 386 – 2.28.14

With most of the regular crew away, Terrence decides to call in some heavy-duty reinforcements. Richard joins us with critical insights into HD and the Netflix bottleneck debacle. Meanwhile, Brad is perfect for a providing a rundown of the best from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including first-hand insight into Samsung’s newest devices. There’s plenty to learn by tuning in this week, so head to the streaming links...

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The next wave of cars may use Ethernet

The most ubiquitous local area networking technology used by big business may be packing its bags for a road trip. As in-vehicle electronics become more sophisticated to support autonomous driving, cameras, and infotainment systems, Ethernet has become a top contender for connecting them. For example, the BMW X5 automobile, released last year, used single-pair twisted wire, 100Mbps Ethernet to connect its driver-assistance cameras....

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Adobe backs ConnectED Initiative, sends free software to schools

Microsoft, Apple, Sprint and Verizon have already shelled out millions to help the president bring high-speed broadband to schools and amp up the role technology plays in education. Now Adobe’s on the bandwagon too, and it’s bringing along gobs of software and educational resources for kids and teachers. Students at some 15,000 US schools get access to Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, while the staff gets tools...

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Soundgarden to Perform at iTunes Festival SXSW

iTunes Festival at SXSW. 5 Nights. 5 Amazing Shows. Coldplay / Imagine Dragons / London GrammarTuesday, March 11 Kendrick Lamar / ScHoolboy Q / Isiaiah RashadWednesday, March 12 SoundgardenThursday, March 13 Pitbull / ZEDD / G.R.LFriday, March 14 Keith Urban / Willie Nelson / Mickey Guyton Saturday, March 15 More artists to be announced soon! To determine which SXSW badge holders will be admitted to these shows, SXSW will conduct...

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TV Broadcaster Speeds Up Telenovela Production With Final Cut Pro X

While it’s hard to know what a nation might collectively be thinking at any point in time, it’s easy to see what it’s watching. And on any given day, millions of Mexicans are watching telenovelas, the Latin American equivalent of U.S. soap operas that draw even more ardent viewers. Some of the most popular Mexican telenovelas are produced by Azteca — one of Mexico’s leading broadcasters and its second-largest mass media company. These...

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