• Reliance Communications Partners With Twitter To Offer Free, Unlimited Access To The Service In India

    Reliance Communications Partners With Twitter To Offer Free, Unlimited Access To The Service In India

    For those in the United States and other locations that are lucky enough to be able to purchase huge data packages for their smartphones, thinking about deciding to “tweet or not to tweet” based on the cost that it could incur is a foreign concept, pun intended. For cell customers in India, it’s a very real situation, and Reliance Communications has partnered with Twitter… Read More

  • Toshiba Busts Out Three CELL Regza 3D TVs

    The 3D TV boom isn’t ending. As announced back in April, Toshiba Japan today showed [press release in English] a total of three new Cell Regza LCD TVs, and all of them are 3D enabled and full HD. These are the “CELL REGZA SLIM” 46XE2 (46 inches) and CELL REGZA SLIM 55XE3 (55 inches) plus another 55-inch model, the CELL Regza 55X2 (pictured). Read More

  • REGZA 3D: Toshiba is now ready to sell 3D TVs, too

    Toshiba organized a big press conference in Tokyo today, and the company did not only unveil a total of 15 new REGZA LCDs for the Japanese market. Perhaps more importantly, Toshiba also announced the development of a new 3D TV. It seems Toshiba can’t afford to let Sony, Panasonic, NEC, Sharp and Hitachi be the only Japanese tech companies try to create a new business for themselves. Read More

  • Toshiba throws Cell processor in new LCD and calls it the ZF

    High-end HDTVs have featured internal upscalling tech for a while now, generally garnishing higher prices because of it, but now Toshiba is bringing the goods to the masses. The companies latest LCD lineup, called ZF, sports Tosbiba’s homegrown Cell processor and some proprietary picture enhancing tech labeled Resolution+. When the two of them combine forces, they should produce a… Read More

  • Fox buys rights to Cell mobiseries

    Fox International, in its quest to expand its mobile content offerings, has bought the rights to Mobstar’s made-for-mobile series Cell. First aired in the UK on O2, Cell consists of 20 two-minute ‘mobisodes’ about a man locked in prison with a mobile phone and a mystery caller. The show is produced by Endemol and was originally played in the U.S. on Sony’s… Read More

  • World's new fastest supercomputer runs on AMD and Cell hardware

    Yesterday we noted a test where a stripped-down Cell processor beat the pants off an Intel Core2 Quadro at an h264 transcoding task. Well, now that doesn’t seem so surprising, as the Roadrunner supercomputer built by IBM primarily with Cell processors is now calculating at the rate of one petaflop. That’s a quadrillion operations per second. I never thought I’d see the… Read More

  • Intel kind of gets beat at its own game, briefly

    Recently, Corel showed off a Cell-optimized version of DVD Movie Factory on a Toshiba’s SpursEngine 1000 (SE1000). The board transcoded 1080p H.264 video to a smaller resolution in about half the time as an Intel Core2 Quad. It’s even more impressive when you read that the li’l Cell is about half as powerful as the big daddy Cell found in the PS3. If you’re thinking… Read More

  • Moto RIZR Z3 Rises to the Occasion at T-Mo

    Having just cleared the FCC gauntlet, the Moto RIZR Z3 is set to launch on T-Mobile on March 12. The new version will feature a 2-megapixel camera, music playback, stereo Bluetooth, quad-band, speakerphone, voice recognition and a 220 x 176 resolution display. It has not yet been announced how much the RIZR Z3 will sell for, but given the proximity to launch, I’m guessing we’ll… Read More

  • What We Missed at CES: Sanyo Stuff

    Due to some terrible scheduling oversight, as we stalked around CES, we somehow missed Sanyo. Through our neglect, we managed to miss Sanyo showing off two products that couldn’t be more different from one another: the Sprint Power Vision M1 and the Zero-Gravity Massage Chair. While I certainly saw my share of phones at CES, I definitely could have used a go on the chair (although… Read More

  • CellSwapper, An End To Endless Contracts

    comes CellSwapper, a service that lets you transfer cell contracts to desiring parties. The service is particularly useful since essentially every phone now comes with an oppressive two year contract. The service takes advantage of the termination clauses that allow users to end their service if they can find someone willing to take on the remainder of the contract. It also lets the… Read More