Gadgets

Great Moments in Geek History: The Timex Datalink Watch

The year was 1994. Figure skating fans all over the globe were reeling from the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident, O.J. Simpson learned the hard way that a single Ford Bronco can’t outrun every police car and helicopter in the Los Angeles area, and Timex released one of the weirdest-yet-coolest watches in the history of …

Belkin’s Conserve Valet Does Green The Smart Way

It’s the little things.

Very few things in the CE world get me excited these days. And for whatever reason Belkin’s Conserve Valet USB charging station has me all worked up today. The $40 hub charges up to 4 devices at one time and automatically shuts itself off once each device is fully charged or unplugged. Belkin also claims …

New YouTube Mobile Site Handles HTML5 Quite Nicely

Goodbye, YouTube apps on my iPhone and Android devices. The fine folks at YouTube have put together a nicely revamped mobile site at m.youtube.com that works with a fair amount of smartphones, leveraging HTML5 videos instead of Flash videos.

The new mobile site is currently accessible on iPhones and Android phones and, according to a

Android-Powered Motorola Charm Coming To T-Mobile

After a recent leak, Motorola has officially unveiled the full QWERTY Charm for T-Mobile. The latest from Motorola features Android 2.1 (seriously?), a tiny 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, something called “Backtrack”, CrystalTalk and Motoblur. Look for it this summer.

Hit the jump for the full press release.

Gateway’s 11.6-inch LT32 Netbook Powered by AMD

Gateway has announced the 11.6-inch LT32 netbook for $450. Here’s the quick and dirty:

- AMD Athlon II Neo CPU at 1.7GHz

- Windows 7 Home Premium

- 2GB of DDR3 RAM

- 250GB hard drive

- Up to 5.5 hours of battery life

- ATI Radeon HD 4225 GPU with up to 384MB of shared system memory

- 11.6-inch 1366×768 LED-backlit display

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JavaScript Showdown: Android 2.2 vs iOS4

The gents at Ars did a little JavaScript testing on Google’s Android 2.2 versus Apple’s iOS4 to see which platform had a speedier Web browser. Based on SunSpider and V8 benchmarks, Froyo blew the doors off iOS4 and Éclair. According to said benchmark tests, Froyo is nearly three times faster than Éclair and three times better …

Sony Lowers Price of ‘Daily Edition’ E-book Reader to $300

For those of you keeping score in the Intergalactic Championship for Most Aggressively Priced Wireless Electronic Book Reader, Sony has recently made a bid to get back on the playing field by dropping the price of its “Reader Daily Edition” to $300.

The company faces stiff competition from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, who both …

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