Six Technologies That Passed America By

With America's status as a technological superpower comes a tendency to occasionally straight ignore the rest of the world. For better or for worse, here are technologies we've all but completely missed out on.
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Hyundai's Slim Bad-Ass Provia A7 GPS Has Gaming, "Navi-In-Picture" TV

The Provia A7, developed by Hyundai Telematics, is even more souped-up than its predecessor, the horny-making A1. It starts with a slim 7" 800 x 480 LCD, adds an animated touch interface, then packs in navigation, simultaneous reception of T-DMB TV and TPEG traffic and other data, a removable battery and a freakin'… » 2/05/08 8:00pm 2/05/08 8:00pm

Cowon N3 PMP has 7-inch Screen, GPS, DivX/XviD Support

As dapreview points out, this just-announced Cowon N3 looks quite like the Cowon Q5W we reviewed a few weeks ago. The most noticeable difference comes from the fact that this has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the Q5's 5-incher. Other than that, there's no internal memory—you have to use one of two SDHC slots to add… » 12/27/07 3:20pm 12/27/07 3:20pm

LG's KC1 Smartphone has 4G WiMax/WiBro, Mobile TV, Lots of A/V

If you need another reminder of how far ahead Korea is in the cellphone space compared to us, here's the LG KC1. It's got WiBro support, which is 4G and lets the phone get Wi-Fi speeds pretty much anywhere. The fast speeds allow the phone to do stuff like remote PC control, streaming videos, video calls and other… » 8/02/07 3:50pm 8/02/07 3:50pm

iRiver M10 and D5 Players Bring Glossy Black Back in Fashion

Set to be revealed at SEK in Korea, the iRiver M10 and D5 both have a glossy black look found in other players like the iRiver Clix 2 (but not in the MPlayer). The M10 will be a navigation-centric device, with a gigantic knob on the right and a DMB tuner, which probably means it's going to stay put in Korean waters for … » 6/14/07 2:30pm 6/14/07 2:30pm

Samsung Brings PiP to Mobile Phones

Samsung is bringing a new phone equipped with Mobile TV to South Korea, the SCH-B710. While Mobile TV is just taking its first baby steps here in the States, in South Korea it's been going strong for some time now, so they're already on to a second generation of phones capable of streaming DMB signals. » 4/17/07 12:15pm 4/17/07 12:15pm

Pantech IM-R110 Cellphone: Swivel Display, Multimedia Galore

Time to contact your local Korean import guy, since the Pantech IM-R110 is just about ready to see the light of day. It's a cellphone with one of those newfangled "t" screens that pivots on command. The cellphone also works as a portable media player (one that can accept DMB broadcasts, no less) but the camera is only… » 12/04/06 9:43am 12/04/06 9:43am

Samsung SCH-B630 Cellphone: DMB-TV, TV-Out and Plenty Thin

Samsung's line of ultra edition cellphones is about to expand with the release of the SCH-B630. A slider, the cellphone has a few features that make it stand out from the pack, specifically its 3.0-megapixel built-in camera and ability to pull down DMB digital TV broadcasts all within a 12.9mm (0.5 in.) thin body. Even … » 11/28/06 1:32pm 11/28/06 1:32pm

Cowon N2 GPS Device and Media Player: Only 32MB of Storage?

Rather than releasing a standard portable media player, Cowon's gone the GPS route with its N2. Sure, it'll still play most of the popular audio/video files out there, less FLAC, but it only comes with 32MB of onboard memory; connecting to external devices via USB is the only way to obtain the necessary storage to make … » 10/02/06 9:09am 10/02/06 9:09am

Samsung Reveals SCH-B590 to the World, World's Thinnest DMB-Capabale…

Samsung just took the curtain off its latest DMB cellphone, the SCH-B590, which is supposedly the world's thinnest DMB cellphone. Besides giving rise to the question How thin is too thin?, the cellphone has all the makings of being lost in the shuffle with the myriad other DMB cellphones out there, "there" being Korea,… » 9/05/06 3:21pm 9/05/06 3:21pm

Samsung R7 10-inch DMB LCD TV Is The Largest DMB TV Yet

At what's surely the largest "mobile" DMB TV yet, the Samsung R7 comes in at a whopping 10-inches of real estate. Terrestrial DMB, or T-DMB, is a system they have in Korea for watching TV on mobile devices like cellphones and laptops. The R7 has a 16:9 aspect ratio, controls on the right, and is promoted as a "home… » 9/01/06 3:54pm 9/01/06 3:54pm

Freenex DMX-760 Navigator, Now With DMB Picture-in-Picture

Road warriors in Korea can look forward to the DMX-760, a Windows-based navigationa system complete with support for DMB TV broadcasts. The TV can show up in a Picture-in-Picture window, so when you're trying to find the next cross street you can be distracted/entertained by the idiot box. An AV mode lets users connect … » 8/11/06 1:28pm 8/11/06 1:28pm