Dun DUN! Police break down the door of a Gizmodo editor's house looking for evidence of some sort of crime involving the lost iPhone prototype ... meanwhile, Nokia has to kind of pathetically blog about how someone took a prototype of the Nokia N8 and they would really, really like it back. It's a weird world out there. Also, the "Boy Genius" has been outed, Samsung might make a Google TV, and we're storing your data for you in Unicorn Town.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
Samsung makes more TVs than anyone in the world, and the company is apparently interested in putting Google's Android operating system on some of them.
The Korea Herald reported Monday that a Samsung executive, who was not named, said the company is considering making "Google TVs" with Android on them.
"We are considering (developing) Google TVs. We are examining the business feasibility of Google TVs," the executive told the Herald.
Having Android on a TV is another way to enable Web-connected sets to download widgets like YouTube, weather, stocks, and anything else on the Android … Read more
One of my great joys in life is witnessing the evolution of a concept. It doesn't matter if it's tracking the progress in gameplay, graphics, and storytelling made in the Metal Gear Solid Series, or studying the evolution of Gollum's computer graphics quality in the "Lord of the Rings" movie series. I simply love seeing something improve over time. Iteration after iteration.
So it probably comes as little surprise how excited I was to receive the Samsung PX2370. This is Samsung's follow-up to one of the most popular monitors we've ever reviewed, the … Read more
Ah, Earth Day. Known for bicycling, recycling, and celebrating cycles of life. On Earth Day 2010 the cycle of the year's most anticipated home video release began with the availability of "Avatar" on Blu-ray and DVD, in addition to the major pay-per-view video services. Vudu and Sony's PlayStation Network are the only major streaming/download services to carry the HD version at launch (sorry, Amazon VOD and QRIOCITY), so if you want to watch "Avatar" in HD at home, you'll have to buy one of those two futuristic files or risk being branded a Luddite to actually get the physical Blu-ray.
We scoped all three HD versions of the film in our test lab with an eye toward picture quality. Better yet, since the Blu-ray won't be available in 3D until next year, we thought this would be a good chance to give the 2D-to-3D conversion system on Samsung's 3DTV another shot. Short of creating our own version post-production, it's the closest we'll come for now to seeing Neytiri leap off the screen and onto our laps.
What a difference a year makes. In 2009, which saw the first serious attempts at TVs with built-in Internet services, we reviewed plenty of mixed bags. On the plus side, essential streaming video services like Netflix and Vudu seemed to work relatively well, but on the minus side, utility widgets (mainly powered by Yahoo) were sluggish, remotes were unwieldy, Wi-Fi was nonexistent, and content selections were limited. In 2010, most if not all of those problems have been addressed by many makers.
This 2010 comparison looks at the major manufacturers' Internet-enabled TV platforms, arranged in order of which ones we … Read more
Due out this summer, the Restore is a messaging-centric handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a midlevel feature set that includes a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, stereo Bluetooth, an MP3 player, and support for various Sprint services (Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV, Sprint Family Locator, and Sprint Football Live).
The Reality features a 3-inch WQVGA touch screen with Samsung's customizable TouchWiz interface, which now includes a Communities widget so users can update their status, post pictures from the phone's 3.2-megapixel camera, and upload videos to YouTube right from the home screen.
In addition, it supports a full range of messaging options--Web mail, mobile e-mail, chat, and Exchange support. The Reality also offers Bluetooth, Visual Voice Mail, support for VZ Navigator, and standard personal organization tools like a calendar, alarm clock, … Read more
Well, we finally got one in, and while we spend the next few days touching it, smelling it, tasting it,and passing it through our lower intestines, I took just a few photos to help you pass the time. Look for a full review soon.