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Eyes-on new LG and Samsung HDTVs

07/31/2009, My head hertz, trying to understand all this tech By Sean Captain – We’d been planning for a while to see LG’s LCD TVs at the new Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Manhattan tonight. Then we got a surprise invite to see an LCD from...

Vudu on LG TVs: hands-on

07/30/2009, By Sean Captain – True to its name, online video service Vudu seems to have found some magic to do what had long seemed impossible—stream Blu-ray-esque video to TVs. Embedded in four new LG models (with more coming) the video app plays in real...

LG enV3 Puts a Better Interface in Your Face

07/22/2009, By Sean Captain – LG is very enVious these days. (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.) Along with a new touchscreen version of its dual-screen flip phone, the company introduced an upgrade of the classic design. The new enV3 opens up to provide a...

The Multimedia Feel of LG’s enV Touch Phone (Hands-On)

07/22/2009, By Sean Captain – Several years on, LG’s special twist on the clamshell phone is still going strong. As always, messaging fiends can fold the latest enV open to reveal a roomy keypad and now enjoy a large (three-inch) internal screen with a...

Nokia N97 Review

07/09/2009, The Nokia N97 is the tip of the spear in Nokia’s smartphone lineup. It is the most powerful, smartest and fully featured phone of the company. It is also the first Nokia phone to make use of a large touch-display and that alone has raised the...

Roxy JBL Reference 430 Headphones Hands-On

07/02/2009, JBL partnered with Roxy to launch these headphones a month ago and I have tested them for a few days. I like the bright and fun design that for sure is appealing to the young generation and might be targeted to the female audience, given the color palette...

Umid mBook Review

07/01/2009, Now that we’ve spent some quality time with the mBook, including a live blogging field trip, let’s go over the pro and cons of using one of the smallest PCs out there. First, I would like to share the context: during a discussion with Intel,...

Umid mBook Unboxing And Hands-On

06/16/2009, I just got a Umid mBook, a mobile internet device (MID) powered by an Atom processor. Out of the box, it runs Windows XP Home, but I might try to install Windows 7 which is more finger-friendly (kind of). At the moment, I have turned the unit on and...

Palm Pre Review: Don’t Call it an iPhone Killer

06/05/2009, Publisher’s note: unlike the older Palm Pre mini Review, this post was written with the final retail version of the Palm Pre. Remember the old “Don’t call it a phone” ads for wireless company Helio? I was reminded of the...

Sony PSP Go Hands-On

06/02/2009, We had time to play with the Sony PSP Go and here are our first impressions: The format is nice, it is much smaller than the product photos would have you think. That is definitely a pocket device. It feels small and light and it is also...

Samsung NC20 Review

05/29/2009, Thanks to its size, the Samsung NC20 is a 12″ netbook that brings an appreciable level of comfort for typing and viewing – two things that their smaller cousins have come under fire for. In our minds, there’s no doubt that PC makers are...

Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1 Review

05/26/2009, When U.S. television switched to broadcasting in high-definition, many shows were forced to change their production design: HD images are so crisp and clear that any blemish on the set – paint jobs, cracks in the wall, the old sofa in the corner –...

Amazon Kindle 2 In-Depth Review

05/26/2009, By Simon Barber* I have just spent a week with a Kindle 2 Amazon lent me to review. Tomorrow I have to send it back and will be sorry to see it go. I am fairly certain that I will not be able to resist the temptation to buy one of my own although I do...

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Review

05/07/2009, In-depth review by Karsten Lemm Click photo to see gallery. For hi-res photo sample, go here What’s so special? Making your camera go “click!” at just the right moment is crucial: Blink and you’ll miss it when your child scores a...