Philips

  • Report: Sharp and Philips agree on LCD TV deal

    The consolidation process in the TV business continues and now even becomes international. Just last month, Sharp inked a “historical” joint venture deal with former rival Sony, agreeing to supply LED backlights to Sony for their LCD TVs (which happened this month). Read More

  • Old and busted: e-ink; New hotness: e-skin

    E-ink is cool, sure, but it’s still largely a black-and-white technology. Philips Research has moved into the color realm with what they’re calling e-skin. “The first applications using the technology could be e-skins for small devices such as MP3 players or cell phones. However, the technology is highly scalable,” says Kars-Michiel Lenssen, Principal Scientist at… Read More

  • CrunchGear Video Review: Four headsets enter, one leaves

    For those of you about to rock, I encourage you to pick out a nice pair of headphones. I tested four models at around $100. They are: Ultrasone Zino – $99 Philips Tapster – Price TBA Shure SE102MPA – $119 Klipsh S4i – $99 Which one did I love the most? While they were all special in their own way, there were two that really stood out in the round-up… but I… Read More

  • Video: Why think when you can watch this fun Philips Lumiblade demonstration?

    There’s not too many gadgets out there that I’d spend money on. There’s the Zune HD, which, while totally unreadable in direct sunlight, is still otherwise a fine portable media player. So that’s one. Another one would be that Philips Wake-up Light (though that will have to wait till next month; stupid Zune HD was expensive!) I bring this up only, and I do mean only… Read More

  • In which we see a young lady holding the Philips Sensual Massager at IFA

    The thing that got the biggest titters at IFA were Philips improved “sensual massagers,” the his and hers HF8400. Interestingly, Philips is straight up saying this is a sex toy and it was on display next to a bed in the Philips booth. Good on them. I haven’t tried it but this young lady sincerely enjoyed modeling it. Read More

  • That's a mighty generic-looking Android phone you got there, Philips

    It may be that we’re entering an era of lozenge-shaped phones with little to distinguish them from one another, but that doesn’t mean phone makers shouldn’t even try. Honestly, if your phone looks and acts like every other phone and its specs are for the most part the same, why did you put it out? Philips’ V808 is their first Android-based smartphone, so I guess you… Read More

  • What movies would you want to ‘feel’ while wearing this Philips jacket?

    Oh the things engineers do when they’re bored and forced to look busy. Philips will debut, at a conference in Salt Lake City (of all places), a jacket with built-in vibration motors. The point is to study how people physically react to watching movies. Suggested first movie: Caligula. Read More

  • Video Review: Philips Prestigo SRT 9320 fancy-pants touchscreen remote control

    There’s an episode of Seinfeld (“The Slicer”) where George and Jerry discuss the merits of skin care and the skin care industry. Neither of them think very highly of either—at one point, George tells Jerry that all you need to do to take care of your skin is “wash it, dry it, move on!” That’s how I’ve always felt about remote controls… Read More

  • Cheaper discs? Panasonic, Philips, Sony plan joint Blu-ray licence

    Panasonic, Philips and Sony today announced they joint forces to consolidate the Blu-ray licensing business. The aim is to offer a single license that not only covers patents for Blu-rays but also DVDs and CDs. If things go well, we as consumers could get cheaper movies, music or games in the process. Full press release after the jump. Read More

  • Tiny bubbles make me feel fine

    Philips is working on some fancy new drug deliver technologies that utilize microbubbles in a new way. Traditionally, microbubbles are used to enhance the resolution of ultrasound images, but Philips’ research provide a one-two punch for imaging and targeted drug delivery. Read More

  • Sprint axing 8,000 employees, Philips 6,000

    Talk about a case of the Mondays. Sprint and Philips are the latest to announce layoffs with Sprint cutting 8,000 and Philips 6,000 employees. You know the drone. It’s cause we can’t borrow against our overinflated home’s equity to buy these companies latest crap anymore. We’re too busy dumping all of our cash into organic foodstuff now. The Sprint layoffs are expected… Read More