• NEC releases four networked projectors, aptly called the NP series

    The NP400, NP500, NP600 and NP500W are networked projectors that cost a little under $1500 and include wired networking for remote monitoring of the projector and includes a DVI-I connector. The NP400 is 2500 lumens ($899), the NP500 is 3000 lumens ($1099), and the NP600 is 3500 ($1499). The NP500W is 3000 lumens ($999). All use XGA native resolution – definitely not HD. These models… Read More

  • Samsung Knack keeps it basic and.. patriotic?

    Sometime around early 2006, I decided to kill a spare half hour my loitering around in a Verizon store. I know – coolest hang out spot ever, right? Anyways – at some point, an older gent stomped into the store, cherry faced and steam-eared. We’ll call him Bob. Being the nosey curious person I’ve always been, I eavesdropped on Bob’s conversation with a VZW employee. Read More

  • Interview with open source handheld Pandora's creator


    You remember the Pandora, right? The awesome open source handheld that’s going to play everything from Defender to Quake III? Well, its time is drawing near! Pocketgamer has an interview with Craig Rothwell, one of the guys in charge of the Pandora project, and it’s an interesting story (if a short interview). The great thing about this project is that it was essentially open… Read More

  • Best Buy intros ‘Premier Black’ Reward Zone program

    Whoa, look at me! I just got an e-mail from Best Buy telling me that I’m now part of the company’s “most elite membership level – Premier Black.” That’s probably just fancy-talk for saying that I’ve spent most of my earned income over the past 15 or so years at their stores. Aside from bonus points and whatnot, the kicker to this program appears to be… Read More

  • Tru2Way capable HDTVs coming before Christmas

    Remember way back when Cable Card 2.0 promised us all the frills of a cable box, but with the actual damn box? Tru2Way, or OCAP in geek speak , is finally going to delivery guides, VOD, and even 3rd party apps. Cable Labs and Panasonic have been working on this open standard for years and both companies just announced availability before Christmas in Panasonic HDTVs. What TVs, we… Read More

  • Samsung exec says Blu-ray likely won't last more than five years

    Samsung’s Director of CE in the UK Andy Griffiths doesn’t see a long-term future for Blu-ray and told Pocket Lint in an interview that this is the year for the format to finally work out all the kinks, which it essentially has. “I think it [Blu-ray] has 5 years left, I certainly wouldn’t give it 10.” Rather than bank on Blu-ray, Samsung is backing the OLED… Read More

  • Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google’s Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they’ve managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They’re taking it mobile. According to an interview with Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the two projects will start working together more closely now that… Read More

  • Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google’s Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they’ve managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They’re taking it mobile.
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  • Comcast’s Fancast site offering for-pay downloads

    Comcast has now jumped into the downloadable video content game with the Fancast Store. It’s a lot like many other video download stores in that you can either rent or buy movies and TV shows, it requires you to install proprietary media management software in order to download and view your content, and it’s not Mac compatible (you can, however, order content from a Mac and… Read More

  • Haptic system uses ultrasound to give feel to objects that aren’t there

    From the ‘I’ll Believe it When I See Feel it Dept’: Ultrasonic gaming. Researchers from the University of Tokyo have been working on using focused ultrasound to simulate the feel of objects that aren’t there. Haptic doodads have been floating around for a while, like this Maglev joystick, but this is the first time I’ve seen one that relies on air to create… Read More

  • LG's BD300 Netflix Blu-ray player priced

    We already knew almost everything about LG’s innovative Blu-ray player, the BD300. We knew that it streams Netflix, is BD Live capable but we didn’t know the price. Well, Lucky Goldstar was shooting for under $500 and it managed to bring the player in at a nice $399. Not to bad if you consider the Roku Netflix box is 100 bones by itself. Should be on the market within a month. Read More

  • RBC Analyst predicts Apple is working on a sub-$100 "iPod/phone"

    Analyst for RBC Capital Markets, Mike Abramsky, is suggesting that Apple is working on a sub-$100 pre-paid iPhone-alternative (or “iPod/phone”) limited to music playback and phone calls, though he doesn’t necessarily believe they’ll announce it at their event next week. Our call? Buuuuuullcrap. Won’t happen. At least, not any time soon. If anyone thinks this is… Read More

  • CrunchGear is bust'n down CEDIA '08

    Finally. With all the build up of product leaks and anticipated releases, I thought CEDIA would never come. The show official opens tomorrow, but here’s a sneak peek.  Read More

  • Dell looks to the small screen

    Speaking at the Citi Technology Conference today in NYC, Michael Dell admitted that his company might one day reach out into the small screen arena. When asked about Dell releasing an iPhone-type device, he said: You’ll see us with smaller and smaller devices that have capabilities of the devices you are referring to. Of course what else is he gonna say? ‘No, I believe that market… Read More

  • Yahoo BOSS Used To Create Powerset For Images and More

    Yahoo has highlighted a few more implementations of BOSS, the search API it launched in early July that allows third party websites to incorporate Yahoo search functionality seamlessly into their sites. This is the second time Yahoo has showcased the fruits of BOSS developers. In early August, Yahoo drew attention to 4HourSearch, the Cuil knock-off formerly known as Yuil; PlayerSearch, a… Read More

  • Comcast’s Fancast Offers Downloads… For a Price

    Comcast has now jumped into the downloadable video content game with the Fancast Store. It’s a lot like many other video download stores in that you can either rent or buy movies and TV shows, it requires you to install proprietary media management software in order to download and view your content, and it’s not Mac compatible (you can, however, order content from a Mac and… Read More

  • Back to School: Must-have Dorm Room Gadgets


    Note: Not a must-have. Here are a few dorm room gadgets we think you might be able to use at school or home to keep yourself online, in-touch, and entertained without much set-up time. Read More

  • Chrome Coming to Android

    The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google’s Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they’ve managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They’re taking it mobile. Read More

  • New iPod Nano designs revealed, iPod Touch 2G as well


    Well, at least their dimensions have been revealed; You can’t tell much from these Asteroids-esque design docs, but you can see that the Nano is thin and tall (much like me) though not as much so as this thing. The supposed new Touch design is iPhoney and a little thicker, probably to incorporate some of the same hardware changes as the 3G. You can view the full pictures after the hump. Read More

  • Find the fun around you with buzzd on Virgin Mobile

    Virgin Mobile USA today announced that they had sealed the deal to bring buzzd’s location-based services directly to the WAP deck of all VirMo handsets. buzzd uses your location to find local happenings, doubling as a way to quickly find reviews for restaurants in your immediate area. This is really more of an extension than some brand new deal. Helio partnered with buzzd back in… Read More

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