Icon Phone Pares the Humble Home Phone Right Down

It looks like typical Yanko-concept fare, but Elium Studio's Icon Phone is an actual working DECT/VoIP model. With a micro color screen, it's also a portable radio and alarm clock, but looks ever so sleek and minimal. [Elium via LikeCool] » 7/06/10 8:40am 7/06/10 8:40am

Local Broadcasters Want Mobile Standard: Free TV on Phones and…

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 V888 PMP Slider

Yes, we recommend you pick up the Thomson (TMS) V888 slider—not because it supports a ton of video/file formats including Divx and .pdf. Not because it has a four-inch screen or uses inexpensive flash media for storage. And certainly not because its SNES-like control pad and vague "game emulator." » 8/17/07 8:44am 8/17/07 8:44am

RCA/Thomson's Ageless Media Devices

RCA has all your needs of yesteryear covered with their DRC8335 "Full Recording Solution" DVD/VCR combo. NTSC and ATSC TV tuners have your new- and old-school programs under control. Play and record VHS and DVD media with the touch of a button for $250 this April. More ancient technologies (and one modern one) after… » 1/07/07 6:59pm 1/07/07 6:59pm

RCA's Stance on Next-Gen Media: We Quit

If you remember, RCA unveiled the HDV5000 HD DVD Player, last year at CES. According to RCA's Dwight Sakuma, they will not produce HD DVD (or Blu-ray for that matter) players in 2007 until a clear victor emerges in the current next gen media war. In other words RCA is saying "We're scared as shit of losing a ton of… » 1/07/07 5:40pm 1/07/07 5:40pm

Live at Thomson/RCA Press Conference

Giant cookies in hand, we're ready to roll from the Thomson/RCA press conference. Sorry for the lame picture, the PR monkey for RCA refused to pose for a more entertaining photograph. » 1/07/07 4:04pm 1/07/07 4:04pm

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

Thomson PMP2516 1GB PMP for the Cheap

This is the PMP2516, Thomson's $172 portable media player. Interested? Don't be. It has a measly 1GB of onboard memory with no expansion slot for other types of media. One freakin' gig? What kind of media do you expect me to put on that? A movie and a single album? Yawn. » 9/27/06 1:38pm 9/27/06 1:38pm

Thomson Quietly Releases PMP2008 in China

Chinese digital music fans now have yet another high quality digital audio player to choose from, the Thomson/RCA PMP2008. Judging this book by its cover, the DAP actually looks pretty decent, what with it's post-modern blue lights and metally (yes, a fake word) aesthetic. Under that shiny hood is 1GB of flash… » 9/19/06 1:44pm 9/19/06 1:44pm

RCA Unveils M5000 Digital Audio Player

Merely a month after RCA bombarded us with a fiesta of DAPs they are at it again. The M5000 showed up over on the RCA website and it seems like an average little player. There was something about this player that looked familiar and then I realized that it looks identical to the MSI P610 DAP. It is a bit beefed up,… » 8/07/06 12:14pm 8/07/06 12:14pm

DAP Fiesta, Courtesy of Thomson

Thomson, or RCA, or Thomson/RCA or whatever the hell their name is now has dropped a fiesta of digital audio players. These DAPs cover the entire spectrum of available players. Anywhere from the low end EM2600 all the way to the redesigned X3030 portable media player. Get the scoop on all of the players after the jump. » 7/06/06 12:21pm 7/06/06 12:21pm

Thomson Lyra PDP2662S Sporty Splashproof MP3 Player

The iPod Nano + iPod Sport Kit + a pair of Nikes may cost too much cash for some, but if readers still want to listen to tunes while they work out, this Thomson Lyra PDP2662S may be just the ticket to keeping your mind off of the excruciating jabbing at your side. » 5/25/06 7:10pm 5/25/06 7:10pm

SanDisk Launches Planned Camcorder Systems

SanDisk is planning a series of camcorders, called "Grass Valley Infinity," that will use CF cards instead of standard tapes. Working with Thomson, SanDisk has created a usage model in which two CF cards work in tandem to record scenes, no tape required. No word on pricing or availability, but with a name like "Grass… » 4/25/06 7:05am 4/25/06 7:05am

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

Live from CES: Thomson Mobile Gyration Remotes Pt. 1

Thomson has debuted two new remotes that support its Gyration hardware. Yesterday we reported on these devices as we heard about them from the Thomson Press Conference, but today we got the chance to talk with a Thomson rep and get a little more hands-on action with these Gyration controls. » 1/05/06 2:52pm 1/05/06 2:52pm

Live from CES: Thomson Press Conference Pt. II

More new product highlights from the Thomson et al press conference. GE Bluetooth Cell Connect System. This will allow users to access their cellphone on their home phone system via Bluetooth. Will support up to 4 additional handsets. Calls can be placed on either the cell or main unit. Allows for conference calls via… » 1/04/06 1:11pm 1/04/06 1:11pm