Local Broadcasters Want Mobile Standard: Free TV on Phones and Handhelds (With Ads, That Is)

The good news: A coalition of 800 local TV stations are lobbying to get a mobile TV standard approved by the ATSC. Rather than pay Verizon or AT&T a boatload of money to get MediaFLO content, you will just buy a product with a receiver chip and tune in whatever's on. The bad news: Broadcasters want this because TiVo,… » 4/15/08 1:50pm 4/15/08 1:50pm

Thomson Symbio Cordless VoIP DECT Phone Looks Deceiving

When does a cordless phone not look like a cordless phone? When it looks like this Thomson Symbio DECT VoIP phone, which allows you to hang up the receiver like a "old time phone," but picks up and works like a cordless one. There's a small LCD screen in the body in order to view contacts and other VoIP network info,… » 3/14/08 2:00pm 3/14/08 2:00pm

GE's New DECT 6.0 Phones Offer Integrated GOOG-411 Key

Fans of the word "free" who just happen to have a landline and are too lazy to manually dial GOOG-411 will undoubtedly be thrilled with GE's updated lineup of DECT 6.0 phones. Thanks to a partnership between Thomson and Google, over a dozen of these new phones will have one-button access to Google's free 411… » 1/03/08 7:40pm 1/03/08 7:40pm

Thomson Black Diamond PMP Looks Good, Almost Too Good

Oooh, black, shiny and scratches easily—must be a PS3. Close, it is the Black Diamond EH308 PMP from Thompson. This PMP is decked out in a high-gloss black finish with a light touch of blue around the button area. Other than the looks it is a ho-hum PMP. 1.8-inch OLED screen, 8GB memory, touch-sensitive controls,… » 11/16/06 4:08pm 11/16/06 4:08pm

Live from CES: Thomson Mobile Gyration Remotes Pt. 2

Thomson was also featuring the very first Windows-licensed universal remote to be used with Windows Media Center. This remote features Thomson's Gyration hardware to control the Windows operating system and the remote also supports IR for universal control of the rest of your home theater devices. This has a range of… » 1/05/06 3:58pm 1/05/06 3:58pm