Gadget makers show their stuff in Berlin (roundup)

At the huge IFA consumer electronics show, the big names in tech show off their newest wares, including an Android-based tablet from Samsung and a cloud-based music service from Sony.

At the huge IFA consumer electronics show, the big names in tech show off their newest wares, including an Android-based tablet from Samsung and a cloud-based music service from Sony.

Samsung Galaxy Tab: An Android contender

The gadget has its rough patches, but its size, screen, and performance show that Android tablets can work. Here's a hands-on look, with video.
• Photos: Samsung Galaxy Tab
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 3, 2010 10:32 AM PDT

Toshiba debuts Android-powered Folio 100

The tablet will cost 399 to 499 euros in Europe when it goes on sale later this year. Here's a hands-on look at it and Toshiba's AC100 Android Netbook.
• Photos: Toshiba's Android embrace at IFA
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 3, 2010 4:00 AM PDT

SD revamp to triple flash card speeds

The SD Association should rev its flash card specification in 2011, with faster cards arriving the year after. Also at IFA, Toshiba announces faster cards using today's SD technology.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 3, 2010 2:32 AM PDT

TI reveals new, teensy projector chip

The new nHD model of the Pico DLP line has better optical performance and lower power consumption, Texas Instruments says.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 3, 2010 3:21 AM PDT

Samsung: Galaxy Tab has leg up on Apple iPad

The Korean electronics giant says the features of its Android-based tablet match and sometimes outshine Apple's iPad. Samsung has its work cut out to convince the masses.
• Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet goes official
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 2, 2010 5:36 AM PDT

Huawei announces Android 2.2-powered IDEOS

Expected to sell for less than $200, Huawei's newest budget Android handset has plenty to offer.
(Posted in Android Atlas by Scott Webster)
September 2, 2010 1:07 PM PDT

Samsung debuts new laptops

The upcoming laptops look like they'll be some of the more appealing mainstream portables this fall.
(Posted in Crave by Scott Stein)
September 2, 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Sony shows 3D laptop due in 2011

The Vaio line will get 3D display abilities in 2011, and Sony was eager to show off prototypes of the products as part of its 3D campaign at the IFA show.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2010 4:30 PM PDT

Sony announces cloud-based music service

On the same day Apple displays its digital music dominance, an electronics rival says it'll offer streaming music over the Net.
• Photos: First views of Sony streaming music service
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2010 1:00 PM PDT

Panasonic's push: Record your own 3D video

At the IFA electronics show in Berlin, Panasonic shows off new, larger plasma 3D TVs, and touts its 3D camcorder. Its goal here is to help you "keep your precious moments in 3D."
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 1, 2010 11:31 AM PDT

Navteq tries to make GPS directions more 'human'

Company creates a way to make GPS directions far more understandable to the average driver.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
September 2, 2010 8:09 AM PDT

Sony: PS3 3D Blu-ray playback coming in October

Sony plans to bring 3D Blu-ray playback to the PlayStation 3 in October. The announcement was made at IFA.
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
September 1, 2010 12:57 PM PDT

previous coverage

Report: Sony to launch latest iTunes challenger

The media giant is ready to move beyond the disaster that was Sony Connect and once again take on iTunes, according to the FT.
(Posted in Media Maverick by Greg Sandoval)
September 1, 2010 4:57 AM PDT

Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers

Sony has officially unveiled three new e-readers: the Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350, the Reader Touch Edition PRS-650, and the Reader Daily Edition PRS-950. They all feature next-generation touch-screen e-ink technology.
(Posted in Crave by David Carnoy)
September 1, 2010 12:01 AM PDT

ViewSonic outs Android ViewPad 7

ViewSonic confirms plans to announce a 7-inch Android tablet at IFA 2010, called the ViewPad 7.
(Posted in Crave by Donald Bell)
August 27, 2010 4:54 PM PDT
 

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