Author Archives: Shawn Farner


Look out, here comes Wireless USB

Look out, here comes Wireless USB

CES is playing host to a number of devices that utilize Wireless USB.  It's likely you're already familiar with USB and know what wireless means, so you've probably already guessed what Wireless USB holds in store for you.

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Samsung’s P3 ready to battle the iPod Touch

Samsung’s P3 ready to battle the iPod Touch

Samsung is showing off its new touchscreen media player, the P3.  From the looks of it, the P3 seems to be positioning itself as a challenger to the iPod Touch.  Of course, offering the same features won't be enough to knock Apple down from the top - they need something unique, and they just might have it.  We'll have more for you after the jump.

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Obama calls for digital tv switch to be delayed

Obama calls for digital tv switch to be delayed

You've probably heard about the looming switch from analog television signals to all-digital signals.  At the end of the broadcast day on February 17, televison stations will stop broadcasting their analog signals.  Or will they?  Barack Obama is calling for an extension to the February 17 deadline.  More after the jump.

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No monthly subscription needed for Xact’s personal GPS tracker

No monthly subscription needed for Xact’s personal GPS tracker

Many personal GPS tracking options hit you with two costs - the cost of the device and then the additional cost of a monthly subscription.  Xact Technology hopes that, by doing away with the subscription cost, you''ll give the XACT | TRAX a go.

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Introducing PreCommunity.com

A few months ago, many people were ready to pull the plug on Palm.  Our own Vincent Nguyen even went so far as to say he'd never write another post about them again, effectively pronouncing them dead.  After today's press conference, though, I'm willing to bet he's singing a different tune.  I know I certainly am.  I was quietly optimistic about the Pre, but now it's out there, I won't lie - I'm excited.

In fact, we're all excited about the Pre here at SlashGear, and to prove it, we're launching Pre Community.  We invite all past, present and future Palm users to join us and help us build a thriving community of Pre fans.  Whether you're an ex-Palm user, a current Palm fanatic or someone who might be interested in getting a Pre, we welcome each and every one of you to discuss the Pre, make friends and, most importantly, have fun.

Come check out Pre Community, and from everyone here at SlashGear - welcome!

Palm Pre: What we know

Palm Pre: What we know

Well, Palm's CES Press Conference has come and gone, and we now have our first look at the company's new smartphone - the Pre.  What do we know about Palm's new device?  We'll give you the rundown (and treat you to the photos we weren't supposed to liveblog) after the jump.  Also note: We'll have an exclusive hands-on with the Pre today at 3:30 PM PST.  Look for more on the Pre afterwards!  And be sure to check out PreCommunity.com, our new site for everything Pre.

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Palm’s CES Press Conference: We’ve got it covered

Palm’s CES Press Conference: We’ve got it covered

Just a heads up - we're covering Palm's Press Conference at CES and liveblogging it over at live.slashgear.com.  This is a very important moment for Palm.  The Nova has created high expectations and, from what we've seen, this could be the landmark event of CES.

Will this be the shot of life the company needs or are the curtains closing on the once dominant PDA giant?  Watch our liveblog and find out!

iRiver’s WAVE-HOME wants to be your all-in-one communications hub

iRiver’s WAVE-HOME wants to be your all-in-one communications hub

iRiver will be briefing the CES crowd in a few short hours, but we thought we'd take an early look at one of the new products they've brought to the show.  The WAVE-HOME is not an easy device to categorize other than to say this - iRiver wants it to do a lot for you.

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Say hello to the Wand, Nyko’s challenger to the Wiimote

Say hello to the Wand, Nyko’s challenger to the Wiimote

Nyko has been working at building a better Wiimote, and the result of that effort is on display at CES.  The Wand, as it's called, offers a feature that Nintendo's own Wii remote fails to deliver - force feedback and Wiimote button control through attachments.

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Coming to America: the Nokia E63

Coming to America: the Nokia E63

Nokia announced today that the E63 will be making it's way to our shores sometime within the next few weeks.  The E63 is a messaging device with a QWERTY keyboard and full HTML browser.

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Giinii Movit Mini, the “Android Touch”

Giinii Movit Mini, the “Android Touch”

If you've been itching to buy an Android-powered device but don't want to change wireless providers, you're in luck - sort of.  A prototype touchscreen device called the Giinii Movit Mini has shown up at CES, and the folks at Gizmodo got to play with it.

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Look ma, no wires! Panasonic unveils Z1 wireless HDTV

Look ma, no wires! Panasonic unveils Z1 wireless HDTV

It seems that Panasonic is working hard to keep your home theater setup as neat as possible.  They've pulled the wraps off of the Z1, an HDTV that, in addition to being only 1 inch thick, employs technology to transmit an HD signal wirelessly.  No HDMI cable needed.

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