Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Samsung LN-S5296D 52-inch LCD TV With 1080p

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/VGA inputs. The audio system is SRS TruSurround XT, with a pair of hidden speakers along the edges. This unit will be coming later this fall, but if the specs really are to be believed, LCDs may finally be catching up to the old CRTs in terms of image quality and black-levels. 52-inch samsung lcd flat hdtv due within a… Read More

  • ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Integrated Intel Graphics Chipset For Laptops

    Gamers and performance enthusiasts balk at the mere mention of “integrated graphics”, and rightfully so. But the Radeon Xpress 1250 is “Vista Ready” and will handle Vista’s Aero Glass GUI features with no problem, meaning it should be powerful enough to run your games at least at a playable framerate. Radeon Xpress 1250 is the first Intel-based chipset to… Read More

  • RAZR Breaks, Motorola Gets Trounced

    Consumerist has a great exchange between the owner of a broken RAZR v3i and the Argentinean tech support team shuts her down immediately, offering to only replace it for the low-low fee of $175 – until she takes her case to the FCC, the FTC, and the Florida Attorney General’s office. The result? A new phone at no extra charge and a great AIM conversation with Consumerist’s… Read More

  • ViewScore.com: Review Aggregator

    makes a lot of sense. . The site then crawls the web – namely a few major review sites – and grabs the pertinent scores and information.
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  • NW402 Bedside Alarm Clock, Cordless Phone Center, and iPod Dock

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/FM Tuner, stereo speakers, large LCD, speakerphone and even an iPod dock. The dock fits every dockable iPod (surprise), and allows you to set your iPod songs as an alarm to wake up to in the morning. There's also a wireless remote, caller ID, and additional handsets to extend the functionality of this unit. Even… Read More

  • X-Sport BTH-11 Bluetooth Headset With 20-30 Meter Range

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/boom mic, this X-Sport BTH-11 gets more range than most Bluetooth headsets, but make you look even more like a spaceman. The headset's other features are Bluetooth V1.2 support, 15 hours of talk time, Nokia AC adapter compatibility, and weighs 8.8 grams. The range, which is the selling point, is only useful if… Read More

  • Motorola Q Software Update Available For Verizon Customers

    We thank you, oh Verizon overlords, for finally releasing a software update for the Motorola Q. Your generous endowments of which we are not worthy will add the Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack, which gives push email to our bedeviled Q’s. Your generosity in allowing us to now tether our smartphones to our laptops so we can use thy fast EVDO internet for laptop browsing will… Read More

  • Xbox 360 XNA Express Available For Download

    . The actual XNA will be $99 per year when it’s released, but you can try the XNA Express to get a taste of what you’ll get in the final version. Maybe you can make the next Geometry Wars! Sorry about that. Looks like this is only for Windows XP gaming. The Xbox 360 support will come later this year when the full version is released. Download Page [Microsoft via Major Nelson] Read More

  • Corsair Introduces Dominator RAM With Cooling Fans

    is a more technical explanation on what CAS means. Only the most demanding users will grab this, partially thanks to the $600 price tag on the fanned model and the $400 for the non-fanned model. Pretty expensive, but if you want the top performance for your gaming rig, you’d better hope your mommy and daddy are willing to bump up your allowance. Corsair DRAM Adds Cooling Fan [Extreme… Read More

  • Toshiba Launching 16GB Flash Drives

    These 16GB flash drives aren’t the ones that go into a solid state laptop. These are the little thumb sticks you carry around in your pocket with all your midterms and writeups. Toshiba will release 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 16GB sizes of these TransMemory U3 series flash drives. You can pick up your 16GB monster in December through Toshiba’s online shop. The other sizes can be… Read More

  • More Treo 750 Shots


    The Treo 750 pictures have really been leaking harder than the Titanic in hour 3 of James Cameron’s wet-epic—which I never saw, in case you were wondering. Here we can see that it’s heading to Vodaphone, it’s running Windows Mobile 5.1.195, and well, that it’s a Treo. Not that much new, but our Treo fans really explode every time new pictures come out, so… Read More

  • Sony To Slash PS3 Production Target In Half?

    Digitimes of Taiwan says Sony’s target shipment of 4 million PS3 units by the end of 2006 will likely be halved in the coming weeks. Their CEO has been saying their target was 2 million units in November and 2 million units in December. Comparing that with the Xbox 360 numbers, which had 1.5 million units shipped in Q4 2005, 1.7 units shipped in Q1 2006, and 1.8 million units shipped in… Read More

  • Epson's Spurts Out Three High-Definition Photo Printers

    Epson’s rolled out the Epson Stylus Photo R260, R380 and RX580, all “Ultra Hi-Definition” and all using Epson’s MicroPiezo print head to pump out great photos. The R260, which doesn’t need a PC to operate, costs $129 and has a 3.5-inch display to preview photos, memory card slots, and can print 4×6, 5×7, 8×10 and 8.5×11 prints. It can produce… Read More

  • US Robotics Cordless Skype Phone

    USRobotics announced today the USR9630 Cordless Phone for Skype and the USR9631 Accessory Handset, two devices that aren’t very robotic and probably aren’t made in the US. The USR9630 is a base station that can serve Skype through a landline as well as to a PC through USB. It can be connected with up to four USR9631 handsets to blanket the entire house. What distinguishes this… Read More

  • Philips Pronto Uber Universal Remote

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/have a PC to use, the learning capabilities of this remote is up to 99.99% accurate. Also, like we mentioned, there's wireless extenders where you can place in strategic locations so you can control every TV, Stereo and DVD player from the comfort of your living room. No price on this yet, but it won't be… Read More

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 Shows Face

    Last week we reported about the Garmin Nuvi 660 getting past the evil monsters at the FCC. Today we have a pic of the new device for you. The most notable feature of this new model is the inclusion of an FM transmitter that can be used to broadcast directions or MP3s to any FM tuner. It also has a widescreen 4.3″ touchscreen display that can project at a resolution of 480 x 272… Read More

  • Yahoo! Go Expands, Does Microsoft

    Big news this morning for Yahoo! users who own a Windows Mobile based phone. Yahoo! has announced that its popular Go software, previously available only on Symbian devices, would launch today for Windows Mobile-powered phones. Yahoo! Go will now work Windows Mobile OS versions 2003 SE and 5.0. The services allows users to access from their phone services like Y! Mail, Search, Photos, Address… Read More

  • Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: Timeout

    Well just as the formats were about to fall out of the ring and go into an all out street brawl, the ref called time and sent the combatants back to their corners. The violation being a worldwide shortage of blue laser diodes. Nichia, the company that holds 80% of the blue laser diode supply, has reported that its yield rate of production is currently at 30%, but the product still fails to… Read More

  • Ricoh Drops Two New Ruggedized Wireless Cameras

    If you’ve got an 8.13 megapixel camera, and you want to improve on it, what would you do? You’d make it shockproof. And waterproof. And dustproof. Then you’d have a ruggedized, “sport camera”, perfect for the outdoorsman. But outdoorsmen need to pack light, so you wouldn’t want to bring any of those pesky cables with you. So you’d make sure to make… Read More

  • Protect, respect your disks with new DVD condoms.

    So I want you to promise to always carry a d_skin Protective Disc Skin, just in case. They’re made of a clear material that’s thin enough that you can leave it on the disk, even while the disk is in action. It’s just like it’s not even there, but there it is, protecting you from scratches. If the Disc Skin breaks, just replace it with another one as soon as… Read More