Sprint's New York event is today and the carrier promises to reveal another "industry first." For weeks, the tech community has tried to guess what that industry first might be but for once, it looked like a company was going to escape the usual leaks and spoilers. But not so fast.
A new report by Wall Street Journal says Sprint will reveal a dual touch-screen smartphone by Kyocera at this afternoon's press event. Citing a source familiar with the situation, the Android device will be called the Kyocera Echo and sport two 3.5-inch touch screens. … Read more
I have horrible penmanship. I can't write in cursive to save my life. Even my own signature is an absurdly inconsistent mess. Yet, here I am, reviewing a pen.
To be perfectly honest, I was a little terrified to review the Echo smartpen for CNET. In the back of my mind, I was convinced that my unforgivably awful handwriting would cause the little computer inside the pen short-circuit?
As it turns out, good penmanship is not a prerequisite for using the Echo smartpen. In fact, you don't even need to be literate to make its price ($169-$199) … Read more
Donald's back with another product he can't keep himself from sharing with you eager masses. All both of you. And by "share," I mean allow you to look, but not touch the Livescribe Echo. A pen that's more than just a pen.
So we've listened to your feedback based on our first try at this and have changed things up a bit. This time you're forced to look at both our mugs (sorry) and we've improved the sound...by adding giant mics. Also, we're sitting...in the podcast studio. OK, so … Read more
Livescribe on Sunday is introducing the Echo--the next generation of its digital pen.
The Echo will come in two models--a 4GB and 8GB model, while the prior generation 2GB Pulse will remain as the company's most affordable option, dropping to $129. The 4GB Echo will sell for $169.95 and the 8GB Echo will sell for $199.95.
From a features standpoint, the Echo resembles its predecessor, with the main selling point being its "paper replay" feature--the ability to record handwritten notes in synch with recorded audio. However, Livescribe has made several hardware changes that make the … Read more
We were impressed with the results and utility of cloud-based video surveillance system Dropcam when we gave it a spin back in March, but one thing that was sorely missing was a way to hear sound, since the camera hardware did not have a microphone.
That shortcoming has been addressed with a new version of the Dropcam hardware the company is calling Echo. It sells for $279 (an $80 premium on the video-only version), and lets users listen to what's happening on both live and archived footage. Better yet, it uses the same trigger system for video movement, as … Read more
In yet another twist on the years-long patent dispute between TiVo and EchoStar, an appeals court has agreed to a fresh hearing of the case.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit on Friday granted EchoStar's petition for a rehearing en banc, which means all the judges on a court will be present for a rehearing of the patent dispute between the two TV service providers. This is typically used when hearing an appeal on a decision made by a panel, or just a few of the judges on the court.
Thumb drives are becoming more viable as backup solutions as their storage capacities continue to grow. On Tuesday, Lexar announced two new thumb drives that come bundled with backup software designed specifically for Netbook and notebook users.
The two drives are the Echo SE and the Echo ZE. Both are flash-based and offer very high capacities for their physical size. The Echo SE is a compact thumb drive that can hold up to 64GB of storage; the Echo ZE is an ultracompact thumb drive that offers up to 32GB of storage space. The Echo ZE is just slightly longer than … Read more
Today, you'll notice some changes--again!--to the comment system below Deep Tech.
After testing a new comment system called Echo since November, we've gone back to our regular comment style because it was very clear to us that's what you wanted. So comment away, and let's have those lively discussions.
Still, we're not giving up on Echo. We think there's a lot of value to bringing all your social media discussions about our stories to one place. So you'll notice at the bottom of the page that the Echo commentary remains alive and … Read more
We've been testing a new commenting system called Echo on my Deep Tech blog for a few weeks, and now we're looking for your thoughts about it.
What do you like or dislike about reading and posting comments using Echo? How do you think Echo could be improved?
One thing we like about Echo: it allows readers to comment on our stories by logging in through CNET or through various social networks of their choosing. For example, there may some readers who don't want to create a CNET account.
Also, Echo collects some conversation about our stories … Read more