Archive for May, 2008

Sony to include tru2way standardised interactive cable in LCD TV

Sony to include tru2way standardised interactive cable in LCD TV

Sony is the latest manufacturer to sign up to the tru2way cable platform, the standard announced at CES 2008 that aims to integrate cable services into TVs rather than rely on set-top boxes.  The inclusion of tru2way would also mean customers could access the interactive elements being offered by multiple cable companies, no matter which service they were using.  Currently Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications and Cablevision are all supporting the standard, between them making up the top six spots for the US' largest cable companies.

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Video Game actually saves marriage

Video Game actually saves marriage

Many have heard the horror stories of video games ruining marriages and several gamers have had at least slight conflicts over their gaming habits. Well now there is an actual success story about a video game saving a marriage instead of destroying it.

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The Steampunk USB drive

The Steampunk USB drive

There have been several mods to USB drives and many of them I have found interesting and creative, however, now I just feel like I set my standards way too low.  This mod makes any lego or geek inspired mod seem just sad and uninspired.

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Samsung F480 Tocco: Video Unboxing & First Impressions

Samsung F480 Tocco: Video Unboxing & First Impressions

After a Memorial Day delay, Samsung's F480 Tocco has been delivered and we're ready to show you the SlashGear unboxing video and share our first-impressions of the touchscreen handset.  It's one of the more unusual unboxings; this is the first time I've had to "uncrate" a gadget!  The Tocco is an important handset for Samsung - they're spending big money on its European launch - and despite its compact dimensions they've packed in the functionality: HSDPA 3G, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and the latest incarnation of the TouchWiz GUI.  Read on to see whether the F480 has got what it takes to impress.

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