Samsung's CES press conference is usually the most lavish, and this year seems to be no different. Check out an up-close look at Samsung's standout new gear here, including their best new TV and an interesting tablet-notebook hybrid.
CES has barely started, and already the smartphones are coming fast and furious. It's tough to keep track, especially when so many share similar specs, but there are some that you should know about. So far, we've got the LG Optimus Black (world's thinnest), the Samsung Infuse 4G (with a massive 4.5-inch screen), and the Motorola Atrix 4G (which can turn into a laptop).
Microsoft's Windows Phone unveiling this morning was all about variety. Nine different phones, just in the U.S., built by four of the top hardware makers in the game. All kinds of different hardware shapes, including some we've never seen before. And they'll be available on 60 different carriers worldwide--none of which is the U.S.'s biggest and best, Verizon. But even so, Windows Phone 7 is tremendously exciting, a worthy competitor to Android and iPhone that bests them both in some ways. Here's what's coming.
The five best 3DTVs, decided by the staff of 3DTV Buying Guide
By 3DTV Buying Guide StaffPosted 08.01.2010 at 12:29 pm 1 Comment
Below are the best 3D TVs as recommended by our editors at CEAG. We have reviewed the picture quality, features offerings, and value to price comparison and come up with this list. This list does not take into account best sellers in the marketplace but instead is made up of our top-reviewed models, taking as many variable qualities into account as possible. We even consider how well the accompanying 3D glasses work, how much they cost, and whether they come with the TV. This list changes frequently, so check back regularly!
Wondering about when to pounce on the latest tech? Ask a geek
By Richard BaguleyPosted 07.11.2010 at 11:57 am 0 Comments
Unless you absolutely must be the first person on your block to have one, I'd suggest waiting awhile. The few 3-D TV models available now aren't cheap -- the Samsung UN55C7000, for example, costs $3,300. Plus, you'll have to lay out more cash for a new Blu-ray player, since the one you have is probably incompatible with the new 3-D Blu-ray format. Prices may drop over the coming year, but even that won't be enough if there isn't anything to watch; at press time, no 3-D Blu-ray discs were available for purchase (although some Samsung TV packages come with a copy of Monsters vs.
In the future, you may be able to play Simon Says with a robot. The Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Samsung Electronics have unveiled Mahru, a bipedal machine that uses motion-capture technology to mimic human movements in real time. When you wave your arms, he waves his arms. If you do the moonwalk, he'll do his best — at the moment, Mahru's legs lag a little.
By Darren MurphPosted 03.14.2010 at 3:37 pm 0 Comments
Samsung’s IceTouch media player—the first gadget with a see-through color video screen to hit stores—is a window into the future. At rest, it’s a gray-tinted pane of glass, but it can instantly display full color across all or parts of its surface. Although the feature may be just a novelty in an MP3 player, it heralds practical applications to come: a windshield that shows a speedometer, or a living-room window that doubles as a TV.
More than a year after the first consumer 3-D-ready HDTVs were demoed at CES, the next generation of sets are going on sale this week. But, aside from the new TVs, glasses, and Blu-ray players, the question of content remains. While there are already brand partnerships with networks like Discovery and ESPN, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Tapping a principle of quantum mechanics and a medieval-looking nanoparticle, a UK firm has created a composite material that may soon deliver efficient, pressure-sensitive touchscreens to numerous devices. Yorkshire-based Peratech has already licensed the technology to a division of Samsung that provides mobile components to other handset manufacturers, but it's in the growing realm of touchscreen tech where the potential for Quantum Tunneling Composite (QTC) is most exciting.