500 millionth, actually... but one of the press kits had an embarrassing typo in it. Also, everybody who makes slates is dropping Windows (except HP), we now have lasers shooting down airplanes, and a flashlight for the iPhone is actually a secret tethering app.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Let's face it, DVD recorders just aren't as useful as they used to be. DVRs are increasingly affordable, and your favorite TV show is likely to be available on DVD with pristine video quality, free of commercials, and onscreen ads. Still, sometimes there are moments you'd like to save yourself without paying for a DVD, like last night's amazing come-from-behind win by the U.S. men's 4x100 meter freestyle relay team. In those cases, a DVD recorder like the Toshiba D-R410 is handy to have around.
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While everyone and his dog is releasing tiny laptops, Samsung is still pouring its heart into mid-sized machines. One such device is the R410, which we first had a look at back in May at Samsung's South Korean headquarters.
Back then, we said it was an "absolute steal" thanks to its price tag (499 pounds, or about $977) and generous specifications. Today, little's changed apart from a slight design tweak. It still packs a 14.1-inch screen, a 1.83GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a DVD rewriter, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, and … Read more
MetroPCS isn't exactly known nationwide as a carrier of stylish phones, but it looks like that may be about to change. It just announced the Samsung r410, which appears to be quite an attractive phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Similar to the LG Rumor, it has a regular number keypad on the exterior and a hidden QWERTY keyboard that slides out for easier text messaging. Other than that, there's not much to talk about in the features department aside from e-mail, instant messaging, a VGA camera, and Bluetooth. It's also not too pricey at $199 before … Read more