THX Bright Room Comes To LG HDTVs

THX continues to make LG HDTVs relevant with the announcement that a handful of LED, LCD and plasma HDTVs will be privy to THX’s Bright Room viewing mode.

The goal of THX Bright Room Mode is to closely reproduce the HD Color Standard and other video parameters used by filmmakers in dark mastering studios, with careful

New Sling Media Products: Placeshifting Just Got Sexier

Sling Media, part of EchoStar Corporation, unveiled these four new TV service products today at CES:

The Sling Monitor 150 (above) is a relatively light, portable flat screen display that wirelessly takes a viewer’s primary HD DVR video content to any place in the home. No need for cables or another DVR.

The Sling Receiver

Lady Gaga, Queen Of The Polaroids?

Or as one staffer put it: “Irrelevant Company Hires Relevant Singer.”

Okay, you got us, Polaroid. You went and did something outrageous so that everyone would write about you. Congratulations. Here’s your obligatory-outrageous-move post:

Today amidst the tech frenzy that is CES, Polaroid announced that Lady Gaga will act as a …

The Sky Is Falling: Sony Adds SD/microSD Support

Better late than never, I suppose. After 11 years, Sony has finally broken down by adding support for SD/SDHC and microSD/SDHC support in their digital cameras and cell phones, respectively. Welcome to the party, Sony. Look for the following cards later this month.

SF-2N1 2GB SD Class 4 …

Android Comes To AT&T

Wow. This just in from CES:

AT&T just announced its very first Android phone, as well as its plan for five new phones, a massive upgrade of its 3G network, and a plan to offer mobile apps to non-smartphone users.

AT&T is the last of the major wireless companies to offer a phone operating with the Android OS. The first will likely …

Logitech N700: It’s A Fan And Boombox For Your Crotch

I might actually buy this thing.

Logitech’s Speaker Lapdesk N700 (USB powered) has a built-in fan to keep your crotch cool (unlike mine at the moment since I’m in the middle seat in coach on a Delta flight) and embedded speakers (two 2-inch speakers) to get your nether regions jumpin’. Oh, and it has a wide padded base!

Get …

Eye-Fi Unveils A Smarter 8GB Pro X2 Wi-Fi SD Memory Card

Rarely, if ever, do I find memory cards exciting, but then again, not all memory card manufacturers are doing what Eye-Fi are currently doing. Makers of the first Wi-Fi SD cards have revealed the 8GB Pro X2 this morning. It’s $150, which is a heck of a lot for an SD card, but this one might actually be worth it.

It not only boasts …

First ARM-based Snapdragon Smartbook Is Lenovo’s Skylight

Out of Lenovo’s entire crop of CES laptop offerings, the Skylight might be the neatest of the bunch. Wait. Did I just say that about a netbook? I did! The ARM-based 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon smartbook features a 10.1-inch display, full keyboard, up to 10 hours of battery life, weighs less than 2 lbs. and has built-in Wi-Fi and 3G. …

Iomega Unloads 3 ScreenPlay HD Media Players

What we have here are three HD streaming devices from Iomega that you can hook up to your TV to stream content over a home network. It’s not science of the rockets.

The ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player comes packed with a 1TB drive and full HD (1080p) playback at 24fps. It’s DivX Home Theater certified and supports other …

Lenovo IdeaPad U1: Hybrid Netbook/Tablet

When other publications break embargo, the company whose product was prematurely announced should just release the info to everyone. That’s what a smart company would do, but not Lenovo. Case in point, the IdeaPad U1.

Here’s a rundown from Gizmodo about the $1000 hybrid multi-touch tablet and laptop, which ships in June.

“When …

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