Cisco's new Valet Plus wireless router doesn't promise a whole bunch of fancy features or apps. What it does promise is that you can set it up and have a secure, working wireless Internet connection going in minutes. That's why, when you first open the box, you see a USB thumb drive and a device that looks like a cross behind a Honda Civic and an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station--and nothing else.
It's the talk of consumer electronics and gaming. Depending on who you ask, 3D could change the way we watch TV and play computer games, but there's one thing it seems everyone is agreed on: who wants to wear those goofy glasses?
ASUS may be coming late to the e-reader party, but it's definitely thinking big. On display at the giant CeBIT tech trade show in Hannover, Germany this week is the ASUS DR-900, a device that an ASUS rep says will compete with the Amazon Kindle DX, "but with more features."
The modern distributed workforce makes it difficult to recapture the "aha!" moments that used to happen around the watercooler. Mindjet's Catalyst can bring those impromptu idea-generating meetings back with a combination of mindmapping software, collaboration tools to accommodate group interaction, and audio video conferencing through their own meeting interface.
Sony expects that 3D televisions will make up between 30 percent and 50 percent of all sets it sells in the financial year that begins in April 2012, a senior executive said late last week. The goal further indicates Sony's confidence in 3D entertainment ahead of a roll-out of the technology next year.
After tomorrow, chances are pretty high that a huge number of us won't be able to shut up for longer than five minutes without talking about something hilarious that happened during a game of Left 4 Dead 2.
An announcement earlier this week that seemed to indicate that China's Baidu would start linking to licensed music downloads may not have been the major step it first appeared to be for the search company.
The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 is a low-priced digital camcorder ($500 as of 9/25/2009) that delivers good-looking video and stills, with image quality just slightly trailing that of HD camcorders priced nearly three times as much.
OpenTV will open up its TV measurement platform to third parties, which it hopes will developers will embrace for next-generation set-top boxes that track detailed information about viewers' behavior, it said on Tuesday.
Auto focus, auto flash, scene selection and even smile detection. Today's cameras have automated just about everything involved in snapping a picture but still require someone to point them. Not any longer. Sony has developed a base unit for cameras that swivels them around through 360 degrees and tilts them up and down to follow people in a room and, when the time is right, snap a picture.