Netgear announced today a dual-mode cordless Wi-Fi phone that supports both traditional landlines and Skype VoIP calling. The Netgear SPH200D Dual-Mode DECT Cordless Phone With Skype has a base unit that plugs into both your network router and a phone jack, allowing you to switch between Skype calls and traditional calls. It uses the 1.9GHz band, which should keep it clear of interference from your (or your neighbor's) wireless network. You can view your regular contacts and your Skype contacts, on the handset's screen, and when making a call to a non-Skype user, you can choose whether … Read more
So you like the idea of watching TV or movies on your MP4 player or cell phone, but the screens are just too small for you to make an accurate call on instant replay, especially if your next paycheck is on the line with the game's outcome. All that could change with new technology from Microvision, which claims to have built the world's smallest projector.
The company's Pico Projector, which is planned for release at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, is designed to be embedded in handheld products to project "photos, videos, movies and TV … Read more
The 40th annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to kick off on Sunday, which means a few things:McCarran International Airport is going to busier than a beehive; This is the only time of year the Las Vegas strip will have more technophiles than dancers; CNET reporters will be scurrying to pack their bags this weekend to jet off to Vegas!
Although the CES floors will be a veritable sea of shiny new gizmos and gadgets, attendees of the "biggest consumer show of the year" will have to take along some of their own gear as well. … Read more
It's been just a few short months since Crave launched, and we're pretty proud of where it's gone and where it's still going. If you're liking what you're reading, too, maybe you'd like to nominate us for the seventh annual Weblog Awards! You can vote through 10:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, January 10th.
Crave is eligible for the following categories:Best American Weblog Best Computers or Technology Weblog Most Humorous Weblog Best Writing of a Weblog Best Group Weblog Best-Kept Secret Weblog Best New Weblog Weblog of the Year (if you … Read more
--GAMING: Wii Mii Celeb Creation (GameVideos)
--ARTS & CRAFTS: Secure chip-and-PIN terminal hacked to play Tetris (BoingBoing)
--ZILLIONAIRES: Gates says day of the home-help robot is near (The Guardian)
--JUICY GOSSIP: Apple Keynote 2007: Speculation that iTunes will snag song lyrics (Gizmodo)
--JUICY GOSSIP: Former Apple sales boss: Mac Phone yes, Mac Tablet no (CNET News.com)
--SECOND LIFE: Inworld Buddhism (Wonderland)
Back in April, Seagate released its first single-disc 750GB hard drive based on perpendicular recording technology. Today, Seagate's corporate communications team sent out an e-mail that confirms they're working on a 1TB 3.5-inch hard drive, also based on the same technology. There's no actual product announcement, which is, well, odd. But according to Seagate, we should see shipment of the 1TB drive in the first half of 2007.
LaCie unveiled six new products to its storage lineup today, ranging from a Blu-ray drive, to a biometric hard drive, to a RAID array.
The d2 Blu-Ray drive is an external optical drive that works with both Windows and Mac machines, via either FireWire or USB connection. It comes bundled with Roxio burning software and a 50GB Blu-ray disc. The drive reads and writes (and rewrites) 25GB or 50GB BD-R, BD-RE (rewritable), DVD+/-RW DL, and CD+/-RW. It's available for preorder for $1,149.
The Quadra Hard Drive sports four interface options: USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and … Read more
Until recently, Toshiba has been content to remain somewhat behind the scenes, populating millions upon millions of consumer electronics devices with its tiny hard drives. But it seems the company wants a piece of the branded market: Toshiba announced today its first line of personal storage products, the blandly named Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive.
Each unit houses a 5,400rpm, 2.5-inch Toshiba hard drive, wrapped in a shock-mount system--a great feature for portable drives. The design looks fairly sleek, with a black aluminum casing and a glowy blue light that indicates power. It's USB … Read more
Today, Sprint announced the addition of the Motorola Q to its lineup, with availability starting later this month through its business channels and online and then everywhere in mid-February. The Sprint-branded Q is dressed in a sexy-cool charcoal-gray casing and supports the carrier's On Demand and NFL Mobile services, but beneath the surface, Sprint really didn't beef up the Windows Mobile smart phone with any worthy upgrades. It won't even work with Sprint TV, which would have been great considering the Q's nice screen. Le sigh. Even more bad news, at Laptop Magazine, they got their … Read more
--ONLY IN JAPAN: Live Action Pac-Man (Break.com)
--SECOND LIFE: Counting the real 'Second Life' population (CNET News.com)
--GAMING: Wii-optimized Internet radio site surfaces (Joystiq)
--PREDICTIONS: 2007 Trends: WiLife (PSFK)
--ZILLIONAIRES: Bezos' space ship revealed (BoingBoing)
--CYBERLAW: Is Apple the new Microsoft? (Monkey Bites)
--WEB 2.0: Comic Vine is nerdy in a cool way (Webware)