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  • LG + Cirque de Soleil = Quidam

    This has to be the strangest partnership I’ve ever read about. LG is so enamored by Cirque de Soleil that they’ve named the newest XCanvas model after those high-flying Canadians. The Quidam is meant to showcase the TV’s blend of art and technology says LG. The latest XCanvas TV comes in six varieties with a feature that adjusts picture brightness based on the amount of light… Read More

  • Sharp AQUOS 3-in-1 Goes Old School

    Sharp’s latest edition to the AQUOS line of products brings back some old school that might not have a place in the home anymore, but some people still live in the past. The DC-ACV52 is a 3-in-1 media recorder that includes VHS, DVD and a 250GB HDD for video recording. Just like other AQUOS media recorders the DC-ACV52 records HD programming and works perfectly with other AQUOS products. Read More

  • LG Looks to One Up iPhone, Then The World

    You don’t mess with SK when it comes to cell phones. We, I can claim that, know what we’re doing, so just step aside and let us handle our business. The density of cell phone designs in SK would make you wet your pants – I almost did. The iPhone can kiss my tookus because I know the ‘next big thing’ will come out of Seoul and not Cupertino. After all, Apple did… Read More

  • Sony to Release ATRAC-, Bloatware-free Walkman

    What’s more surprising? That Sony is releasing a drag-and-drop Walkman, the B100, that doesn’t use a music loading app and won’t support ATRAC or that there’s a site dedicated to ATRAC news? I’m going with the latter. The Walkman comes in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB versions and should be available next month, probably only in Japan. Do we care? Not specifically, but… Read More

  • LG Develops Black Magic DMB Phone

    Those crazy mobile manufacturers from SK have done it again. LG has announced that they’ve been developing a handset that will appeal to users’ senses of hearing, sight and touch through T-DMB. Sounds like black magic to me. Watching TV on your handset will be more interactive and you’ll feel like you’re really in the show or movie you’re watching. LG spokesman… Read More

  • Buffalo Drops VoIP Speakerphone

    Buffalo’s latest VoIP speakerphone appeals to both business folks and your average chum. The BSKP-CU202/SV (could it get any longer?) has built in echo- and noise-canceling circuitry that should put any qualms about VoIP to rest. What’s even better is that you don’t need any drivers and it only needs to be plugged into a USB port and you’re ready to go. It’s just… Read More

  • Samsung Launches Symbian OS Smartphone

    Samsung announced a new Symbian OS smartphone, the SGH-i400, today at the S60 summit in Madrid, Spain. Whoa, wait a minute. A smartphone that’s both slim and stylish? No way! The i400 is exactly that because it’s equipped with S60 which offers an all-embracing language support system, enhanced downloadable applications, and multitasking features to boot. Read More

  • Breaking News: Japanese Scientists Set Internet Speed Record

    A group of Japanese researchers in the Internet2 consortium have set a new record for sending data over the Internet getting it up to a rate of 9.08Gbps with the help of tweaked-out protocols. PRON fans were eagerly awaiting the news outside and the cheers could be heard from miles away. The previous record of 7.67Gbps was set in December of last year. The data was sent across a… Read More

  • Another Day, Another Smokin' Samsung Mobile We Desire

    TV is available on just about every consumer electronic item you can buy in Korea. Almost every car you see on the road has GPS with TV, I know, because I’d watch the news in my Uncle’s car. Just about every mobile phone in Korea has DMB so the SCH-B710 isn’t ground breaking in that respect, but it does have PiP. Yes, that’s right, Picture in Picture just like your… Read More

  • Wireless USB Finally Drops…In Japan

    OK, so the Y-E-Data YD-300 WUSB hub isn’t fully Wi-Fi hence the WUSB tag, which stands for Ultra-Wideband Wireless Hub. In any case the four-port USB hub will “wirelessly” transfer to any dongle plugged into your PC up to 10m away. Transfer speeds are said to be similar to USB 2.0, so it only makes sense to go “wireless.” The question is: would you pay $350… Read More

  • Samsung Develops Hi-Res LCD That Automatically Adjusts Brightness

    With Samsung and LG churning out “world’s first” almost everyday, it’s no surprise SK owns the world market in mobile phones and bleeding-edge technology that makes others drool. Samsung, for example, just announced a 2.1-inch LCD panel that comes equipped with sensors that automatically adjust brightness to ensure you don’t have to squint and tilt your screen to… Read More

  • New LG Shine Models Get T-DMB


    LG continues its South Korean dominance with the addition of two new Shine models that both support the T-DMB multimedia broadcasting standard. The clamshell Shine is the one I told you about earlier but there were no specs available at the time. A few key features have been added to both models from the previous Shine. Both will include fantabulous retractable antennas. The clamshell has… Read More

  • HTW (who?) Announces Solar-Powered Mobile Phone

    Here’s a little something for the solar power proponents in the CG audience. Chinese electronics manufacturer HTW announced the S116 Solar Mobile phone at CeBIT and it seems pretty promising. Unfortunately there wasn’t an actual working model or any model available for display. A 40 minute charge yields 20-25 minutes of talk time, but does anyone carry their phone where it can… Read More

  • Samsung, STMicroelectronics and Metalink Unveil Wireless HD IPTV Set-Top Box

    Some exciting news has come out of CeBIT this morning from Samsung, STMicoelectronics and Metalink. They’ve collaborated on a set-top box that they are hoping will revolutionize the way you watch TV. The SMT-H6155 will support HD TV based on the 802.11n wireless IPTV standard. HD video decoding is taken care of with the STMicroelectronics STi7109 chipset and multiple HD video streams… Read More

  • Pantech Maglev Floats And Amazes…I Think

    Amidst the recent and much needed surge of mobile phones shedding weight. Pantech hopes to stand out with their newest phone that employs magnetic levitation. Maglev, as it’s called, basically allows an object to hover over another object without any physical contact and is held in place by the magnetic fields. Most slider phones are designed with springs, which make them fatty and… Read More

  • Break Your Kid's Gaming Addiction

    If there is any one single country that understands addiction to the internet it’s South Korea. Every visit to SK ends up with me watching my cousin play WoW for a few hours in the PC방. We’ll get home to my aunt yelling at him for spending so much time playing video games. The addiction needs to stop, not only in SK, but everywhere around the world. Read More

  • NTT DoCoMo Releases 3G Big Brother Mobile

    Watch out Japan, your healthy unhealthy addiction to porn is being curbed by NTT DoCoMo’s 3G FOMA F903iBSC(wtf) “business-use” mobile phone. The mobile is being launched in response to information leaks and non-work related use of corporate issued devices. NTT is really putting the squeeze on this one because the camera, external camera, USB/IR ports and e-wallet services… Read More

  • BenQ Q-fi EF71: Pretty In Pink

    BenQ-Siemens is releasing a special edition pink Q-fi EF71. If you’re unfamiliar with Q-fi, it’s BenQ-Siemens line of music-focused devices. The EF71 clamshell has a 2.2-inch display, 2-megapixel camera with video recording with night mode. The pink wonder works as a webcam when connected to your PC/Mac via USB. This particular edition is only available in Taiwan and has a limited… Read More

  • Thanko Vonia Makes You Look Toolish

    Thanko’s Vonia headband has really good intentions, but, seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me. The iPod Shuffle is no bigger than a book of matches, apparently, that’s too big for some people. If you’re one of those then the Vonia is just right for you, if of course, you enjoy looking like a douche. Your Shuffle tucks in the back of the headband and plugs into some… Read More

  • Blue Screen Of Death In Your Car Part Deux

    The IOPS in car PC from SNT Korea will be making its debut at CeBIT in a few days. Windows XP will be running the show via touchscreen and the GPS will keep you from driving onto train tracks unless of course the blue screen of death appears — then you’re screwed. HSDPA keeps you connected and allows for CrunchGear updates at traffic stops. T-DMB lets you watch and record TV shows… Read More