We often complain about how our connection to the Internet is not fast enough. And for the most part, it's never really fast enough, especially in this era of YouTube and hi-def online movie streaming.
Add this to your Christmas list--one of two 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600s once owned by Elvis Presley will be auctioned at Bonham's year-end sale in December.
The $15,000 Mercedes-Benzwas originally purchased in 1969 by the King who paid $5,500 in cash and financed the balance, according to an article in Auto123.com.
He kept the car for two years before giving it to a friend, James Leroy Robertson. The car traded hands again before being put up for auction at the Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia sale at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, England on December 6.
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There's no reason to drag this out, so I'm going to keep it short. Wednesday, Samsung announced updates to its flagship DualView ultracompact cameras, the TL225 and TL200. You may know them better as the ones with the secondary LCD in front next to the lens. The 14-megapixel ST600 and ST100 are the new versions.
The ST600 gets a 27mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 5x zoom, while the ST100 has a 35mm-equivalent internal lens with a 5x zoom. Both have 3.5-inch LCDs on back and 1.8-inch LCDs in front; the front screens are 0.3-inch larger … Read more
In case you missed last week's giveaway, Dolby has been sponsoring the Crave Giveaway of the Week and continues to serve up some sweet home theater prizes. Last week we had Harman's AVR-3600 AV receiver. This week, Dolby's doing you one better with the Toshiba Regza 46UX600U 46-inch LCD TV with Dolby Volume.
Here's what Dolby has to say about the 46UX600U: "This 46-inch, 1080p Toshiba Regza high-definition TV features network connectivity, LED backlighting, and a slim Air Lagoon design for stunning high-definition pictures. The built-in Dolby Volume signal processing brings the comfort of consistent audio levels to all of your programming." (See full specs on Toshiba's Web site).
Normally, this 46-inch Toshiba LCD TV would cost about $1,700, but you have the chance to get it gratis.
So, how do you try to win this TV? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will be a test.
Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again. Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated. Leave only one comment. You may enter this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified. The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive (1) Toshiba Regza 46UX600U 46-inch LCD TV. Approximate retail value is $1,700. If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. Winners must respond within three days of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. Entries can be submitted until Monday, June 28 at noon EDT.
The time of year has come for Toshiba to update its lineup of consumer laptops, and it's as imposing and multiform a lineup as ever. Spanning across A, M, L, C, and T lines, it has more letters than the NYC subway map. We'll focus on a few highlights from a diverse portfolio of offerings that caught our eye from the lineup we glimpsed a few weeks ago.
Toshiba's 3D laptop: the Satellite A665 3D Edition is a 3D-ready laptop in the vein of the Asus model we saw last year, with a 120Hz 15.6-inch display … Read more
If you've been avoiding a Harmony remote because you felt they were too expensive, you may soon be out of excuses.
Logitech has added two new models to its Harmony product line. The Harmony 600 and Harmony 650 will debut in Europe and the U.S. later in March at prices of $79.99 and $99.99 respectively, effectively replacing the aging Harmony 510 as the new entry-level models in the company's line-up.
The Harmony 650 appears to be a near doppelganger of the Harmony 700 save for a few basic differences: it's gray instead of black; it's not rechargeable; and it controls five devices instead of six. The 600 is identical to the 650, except that it's silver and white and offers a monochrome LCD screen instead of the 650's color version. Like all Harmony remotes, these models are programmable via a Mac or Windows PC, and use activity-based commands such "Watch TV" or "Listen to Music" to control a home AV system. … Read more
When it comes to e-book readers, the jury is still out on what screen size is ideal. Until recently, consumers were pretty much limited to choosing between 6-inch models from Sony, Amazon, and a few lesser-known manufacturers. But now new e-readers are cropping up in both larger and smaller sizes, and Sony's 5-inch Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300) is making a bid to capture a chunk of the nascent e-reader market.
Despite many Netbooks and thin-and-lights ditching optical drives in favor of more compact computers, corporate folks are apparently still concerned and looking out for us suddenly-DVD-free folk. MSI has announced availability of a new thin-and-light ULV (ultra-low voltage) notebook, the MSI X600, which comes with its own external DVD/CD drive right in the box.
For $899, the X600 comes with a 1.4GHz Intel SU3500 ULV processor, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, ATI HD 4330 graphics, and a 15.6-inch 1366x768 screen. It includes a six-cell battery, an improvement on the X340, which had a somewhat … Read more