1. NewsHTC Touch Dual in Best Buy storeshttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9951399-1.html Palm CEO comments on next-gen OShttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-9953533-37.html Pantech Breeze should be a breeze to usehttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9952289-1.html Samsung 'Tocco' wants to be touchedhttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9951230-1.html … Read more
Samsung is exploring the world of designer refrigerators. The company has enlisted the help of Jasper Morrison, a designer with a knack for slick modern tableware, electronics, lighting, and anything else he turns his mind to.
His work on the Samsung Side-By-Side refrigerator line has made for appliances that wouldn't look too out of place in a museum exhibit. Samsung will be selling them in a variety of finishes, but--based on the pictures on Morrison's site--the true design aficionado will want one in white.
Beyond the smooth, minimalistic appearance of the Samsung fridge, it offers plenty of … Read more
$20 Million Dollar Experiment to See if You’ll Rent a Song for 10 Cents http://michaelrobertson.com/archive.php?minute_id=265… Read more
Sony signed an agreement with the country's six largest cable companies Tuesday to develop a TV that will receive cable services without the need for a set-top box.
The Japanese electronics giant will make an LCD set based on the Tru2way cable platform introduced in January at CES by Comcast. Tru2way allows interactive cable services to be integrated directly into devices.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Cablevision, and Bright House Networks have all agreed to develop the technology behind Tru2way.
Sony's not the first consumer electronics company to announce a device based on the platform, … Read more
Samsung has developed one of the largest-capacity and highest-speed solid state drives to date.
CNET site ZDNet Korea reports that Samsung announced the development of a 2.5-inch, 256GB solid state drive (SSD) at the fifth annual Samsung Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei, Taiwan.
Typical solid state drives shipping in notebook PCs today have a storage capacity of 64GB.
With a sequential read speed of 200 megabytes per second and sequential write speed of 160MBps, Samsung is claiming some of the fastest SSD data transfer rates to date.Like upcoming Intel SSDs, Samsung's drive will use multi-level cell (MLC) … Read more
"Tocco" isn't a taco gone wrong: It's the Italian word for touch, and Samsung has seen fit to use it as the name of its latest touch-screen phone. Bene! Previously known as the Samsung F480, we saw this bella down at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year and thoroughly approved.
The Samsung Tocco is smaller than other touch-screen phones and thin too, but it feels very solid because of its metal casing. Its screen is responsive and vibrating feedback ensures you know when you've clicked something.
Samsung has introduced a new interface that lets … Read more
Sprint spilled some juicy dish today over is forthcoming Samsung Instinct. The fancy touch-screen cell phone will go on sale Friday, June 20. We don't know the exact price just yet, but, according to Sprint, it will cost less than $300. The Instinct promises a ton of features in a slick design. Inside you'll find a 2-megapixel camera, access to the Sprint Music Store for wireless downloads, stereo Bluetooth, audible caller ID, voice dialing and commands, a full HTML Web browser, a digital music player that shows album art, support for Sprint Radio and Sprint TV, phone as … Read more
So you bought a brand new computer for your home and want a desktop printer to go along with it, but don't have a ton of cash leftover? No problem. Prices for single-function inkjet and monolaser printers have dropped significantly in the past five years, and you can easily pick one up that'll handle the job for less than $150. Leave the high-volume documents for the laser monster at work and invest in a scaled-down, simple printer for the home. Take a look at our roundup of inexpensive printers for the home.
Here's the first installment of Train Wreck's first recurring post: Dysfunctional Executive Watch. It'll show up whenever there's enough material. Enjoy the lunacy, and let us know if you've got something to report.
You've got fraud On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against eight former executives of AOL Time Warner for fraudulently inflating online advertising revenue by more than $1 billion. Four of the executives agreed to pay millions in fines and return ill-gotten gains. Charges against the other four, including former CFO John Michael Kelly, are still pending.
The company had previously agreed to fork over $500 million to settle civil and criminal charges brought by the SEC and the Justice Department.… Read more
After hiding out on Virgin Mobile's Web site for more than two weeks, the new Samsung Slash officially joined the carrier's lineup today. The Slash is the first Samsung handset for Virgin Mobile, which has long concentrated on Kyocera and UTStarcom models.
Offered at $79, the Slash has a thin slider design. The functional feature set includes Bluetooth, voice dialing, a speakerphone, messaging, a VGA camera, MP3 ringtones, and a wireless Web browser. We'll have a review model later in the week, so stay tuned for a full report.