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  • Samsung's last 'Ultra edition' handset goes on sale

    Posted April 22, 2008 - 12:57 pm

    The latest and final handset in Samsung's Ultra edition range of cell phones goes on sale in the U.K., France and Germany this week and will be available in most other GSM markets by the end of May, the phone maker said Monday.
  • Sony delays PlayStation Home again

    Posted April 22, 2008 - 9:30 am

    The delayed PlayStation Home community online service for the PlayStation 3 console is to be delayed again, Sony Computer Entertainment said Tuesday.
  • Which religion has the best cell phone?

    Posted April 18, 2008 - 9:56 am

    Religious devotees around the world enjoy expressing their faith with customized cell phones, which may play religious ringtones, carry scripture or provide guidance, content filtering and other services specific to each religion. These phones are customized and marketed directly to religious communities in various parts of the world. But which of the world's great religions - Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism (listed in order of size) - has the best cell phone?
  • Nokia sales up 28 percent, but analysts are disappointed

    Posted April 17, 2008 - 11:04 am

    Nokia Thursday reported net income of €1.22 billion, missing analysts' expectations of €1.39 billion for the first quarter. The Finnish phone giant also had a bleaker than expected outlook.
  • Out with the old, in with the recycled for Sony TVs

    Posted April 16, 2008 - 10:06 am

    Consider it a blast from the past: Sony's latest sleek Bravia flat-panel TVs now contain plastic components partially recycled from old television sets.
  • Samsung, partners push mobile TV

    Posted April 14, 2008 - 5:11 pm

    Samsung Electronics and several other vendors at the National Association of Broadcasters show this week are demonstrating a pending mobile TV broadcasting standard that had been forecast for completion last year.
  • 5 gadgets that make you seem artistic

    Posted April 14, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    In this modern age of techno toys, it's easy to get in touch with your inner artist. If you're itching to create sublime, meaningful works of art -- or at least something with a beat you can dance to -- here are five gadgets worth a look.
  • Apple and Sony are the only brands that matter

    Posted April 11, 2008 - 2:39 pm

    the store to figure out if we want them or not.

  • Retailers fined for breaking DTV transition rules

    Posted April 11, 2008 - 10:50 am

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has handed out more than US$6.6 million in fines to 11 retailers and television manufacturers, accusing the companies of violating its rules for the U.S. transition to all-digital broadcasts in early 2009.
  • IPhone has hurt Palm, BlackBerry

    Posted April 10, 2008 - 2:09 pm

    Palm is facing deep challenges to compete with Apple's iPhone, while Research In Motion's BlackBerry also seems set to lose market share to the device, at least in the consumer market, an analyst reports.
  • April's coolest gadgets

    Posted April 10, 2008 - 11:44 am

    The month has been notable not just for some of the cool new products that will be hitting store shelves soon but for a few interesting prototype products. Four PC makers offered a glimpse of their upcoming Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs); Toshiba debuted the ApriPoco robot remote control; and NTT took relaxation to another level with a fragrance communications system.
  • iPhone price cut to €99 in Germany

    Posted April 4, 2008 - 9:23 am

    Germans can now get an iPhone for just €99 (US$155), a big departure for the Apple phone which hasn't been subsidized by operators before. It will also fan the flames of rumors about an imminent new 3G model.
  • Violent video games make people more relaxed

    Posted April 3, 2008 - 4:35 pm

    Holy irony, Batman! New research by Develop Magazine found that a sampling of 292 World of Warcraft players, ages 12-83 years, were more likely to feel calm or tired after playing a round of the popular online game.
  • AT&T jumps on board with Android

    Posted April 3, 2008 - 2:46 pm

    AT&T plans to sell phones based on Google's Android operating system, after being assured by the search giant that it won't be forced to offer all-Google applications, the operator's chief executive said on Wednesday.
  • Intel has a chip, but where are the MIDs?

    Posted April 3, 2008 - 9:58 am

    For all the fanfare surrounding the launch of Intel's Centrino Atom chip package at the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai, there was a notable shortage of new products based on the chips, apart from a few concept designs rolled out for the occasion.
  • EMC dives into consumer storage -- in China

    Posted April 2, 2008 - 4:59 pm

    EMC, a maker of high-end storage arrays, is adding a storage device designed for consumers to its product lineup. But instead of launching the device in Europe or the U.S., the storage vendor is first releasing the product in China.
  • Microsoft cofee-table PCs 'surface' at AT&T stores

    Posted April 2, 2008 - 3:14 pm

    AT&T will soon be the first company to use Microsoft's touch-enabled, tabletop Surface computers as customer-service kiosks in stores.
  • Toshiba shows prototype home control robot

    Posted March 31, 2008 - 10:20 am

    If you've become hostage to a clutch of remote controls in your living room, never quite sure what all the buttons do and confusing different controllers for different gadgets, then Toshiba might have the answer. It's developed a prototype robot that can act as a voice gateway to just about anything in the room that has a remote control.
  • NTT DoCoMo takes a step towards bio-sensing cell phones

    Posted March 28, 2008 - 9:24 am

    Researchers in Japan have demonstrated one part of an envisaged molecular level system that might one day enable cell phones to keep a regular watch on their owners' health.
  • The art of tech confusion

    Posted March 27, 2008 - 2:46 pm

    Why should techmnology be over the average person's head when it basically boils down to the differences in products that are used on a daily basis in the office and at home? Simply put, why are product descriptions so confusing? Is it intentional? You better believe it.
  • Samsung launches touch-screen, haptic cell phone

    Posted March 25, 2008 - 9:44 am

    Samsung's Anycall Haptic, launched in South Korea on Tuesday, looks like a thinner version of Apple's iPhone, but adds a new dimension to the touch interface.
  • HTC names Google phone, 'Dream'

    Posted March 20, 2008 - 9:49 am

    The mobile phone High Tech Computer (HTC) has been developing to run on the Android software from Google will be called 'Dream,' have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad, a person close to the situation said Thursday.
  • Best Buy offers gift cards to HD DVD buyers

    Posted March 20, 2008 - 9:35 am

    Best Buy said Wednesday it will offer US$50 gift cards to U.S. consumers who bought HD DVD players and accessories, a month after the retailer abandoned HD DVD to push the rival format, Blu-ray Disc.
  • Toshiba, Samsung top latest Greenpeace electronics ranking

    Posted March 18, 2008 - 9:38 am

    Toshiba and Samsung top the latest Greenpeace environmental ranking of consumer electronics companies.

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