Soap Operas invade mobile phones

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So, you’re a big fan of daytime soap operas, but you’re stuck at the office all day? Or maybe you can’t bear to sit still for on your morning commute? CBS Broadcasting has just what the doctor ordered—a made-for-mobile phone soap opera (“mobisoap”) that will get broadcast for a short three minutes, lets call them […]

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Samsung launches four tape-free camcorders, including one with HD

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Other than miniDV, I’m not sure if there is anyone in the market for a tape-based camcorder these days. Samsung must be echoing my sentiment with the launch of their latest four digital camcorders. The SC-D165 records your family events (both stills and video) onto a DVD, including compatibility for dual-layer disks. Expect a more […]

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Victor wireless headphones help you untangle the wires

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A bunch of new wireless headphone systems have been unveiled by JVC-Victor in Japan. Sporting some uber-lightweight infrared technology, the HP-ALW600 (not to be confused with your friends over at Hewlett Packard) weighs in at a mere 2.8 ounces. The lack of mass will serve you well for those long Radiohead sessions. If you’re more […]

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Tough decision: Buy a BMW or Hasselblad’s super camera

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Clearly not marketed at the average point-and-shoot shutterbug, Hasselblad has announced what seems to be the world’s first 39-megapixel digital SLR camera. Of course, one of the major selling points is that absolutely insane 39-megapixel CCD, presumably provided by Kodak (who supplies Hasselblad with other CCDs). The medium-format H2D-39 features a 2.2-inch OLED display, on […]

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Lifepod announces one bumpin’ bag

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Portable speakers may be all well and good, but there’s got to be an easier to way to carry them around and look good doing it. In light of this week’s MacWorld Expo, Lifepod of New York has unveiled what may look like your average chic handbag, but look a little deeper and you’ll see […]

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5-megapixel cameraphone wars: Samsung vs. LG

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Although we here in North America have yet to experience the multi-megapixel goodness that the people over in Korea are enjoying, the 5-megapixel (or more) cameraphone wars are heating up between the two worldwide leaders in CDMA: Samsung and LG. The two companies have sold more than 300,000 handsets sporting 5MP+ cameras. LG’s flagship comes […]

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Pump up the volume with Tango iPod base

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I guess there can never be enough speaker sets designed for all things iPod. More glossy white goodness comes from XtremeMac with the name: Tango iPod base. Pump up the volume and feel the ground vibrate with the independent downward firing subwoofer. The 21-watt thumper responds to a range of 32hz to 208hz for some […]

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Dell’s Dual Core Power 17-incher

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The trend these days isn’t so much about business applications as it as multimedia entertainment-geared laptop computers. Dell has jumped all over this growing phenomenon with the announcement of the new Inspiron 9400. Expect a more than ample 17-inch display (1920×1200 pixels) to watch all your favorite multimedia content, powered by the beefy nVidia 256MB […]

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Samsung’s take on Core Duo

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If you’re in the market for a Core Duo laptop, Apple’s MacBook Pro isn’t the only option you have. Out of South Korea, Samsung Electronics has announced its spin on the processor technology with the announcement of the X60 platform. This is the next generation of notebooks for Samsung, and the next logical step past […]

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More iPod gear, including AV connection kit

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With the doors to MacWorld Expo now officially open, it comes as no surprise that a full onslaught of iPod accessories are being unveiled at the trade show. One of these is the Apple-branded full AV Connection Kit. In the package, you’ll find a whole slew of goodies, including an iPod Universal Dock, Apple Remote, […]

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Check, raise, go all-in with mobile WSOP

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Don’t expect to be able to play a satellite tournament from your cell phone just yet, but you can expect to be able to download exclusive World Series of Poker (WSOP) branded mobile content some time this year. Harrah’s License Company, LLC, has teamed up with Glu Mobile in this new agreement. Poker, especially No-Limit […]

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MTV is still “like a Virgin”

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From ringtones and games to exclusive graphics and sweepstakes entries, Virgin Mobile USA has renewed their relationship with MTV Networks to continue to provide users with the hottest content and entertainment programming straight to their cellular phones. This will include not only the popular stuff from MTV we’ve come to know and love, but you’ll […]

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Nvidia ups the ante on laptop graphics

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One of the major hurdles that notebook computer owners traditionally have had to overcome was the platform’s relative weakness in the graphics department, compared to what you could find on a desktop computer. With the rapid advancement in laptop technology, Nvidia is developing a dual graphic card design for your portable computer. Said to integrate […]

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Never see your iPod again with the fabric sensor case

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MacWorld 2006 has yet to officially open its doors, but the news is already starting to pour in. First up, self-anointed “world leader in touch sensitive interactive textiles for electronics interface design”, Elekson Ltd., has designed a case for the iPod with external controls. That’s right, shove your favourite glossy white (or more recently, glossy […]

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