The new TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition isn't the first color-screen graphing calculator. It isn't even TI's first color graphing calculator, a distinction claimed by the TI-Nspire CX and its sibling the TI-Nspire CX CAS. However, the TI-84+CSE, as we're abbreviating it, is a major milestone in the 17-year-old TI-83 and…
Texas Instrument's OMAP4 mobile chipset is quite good. In fact, you'll be seeing it in the Kindle Fire HD. But despite the technical proficiency of that piece of silicon, the company has bigger plans for its technology than just tablets and smartphones: it wants to be in cars.
The last camping stove I owned was a 15-pound '70s-era Coleman behemoth that took longer to light than actually cook a meal on. So to now use the 1.5-pound Sol cooking system and the Sumo Ti mug is nothing short of magical.
Did anyone ever use a graphing calculator to actually, like, calculate graphs? All I remember is playing Tetris and some Drugwars game. Kids these days have something crazier: Gossamer. It's a web browser for graphing calculators.
TI's current-generation OMAP4 processors are already hardcore: They're what's behind simultaneous 1080p-playing, Quake-raging BlackBerry PlayBook. But TI's next-gen OMAP5 chips are on a whole 'nother level of crazy. Multi-core chips built on ARM's fastest Cortex A15 processors—that ramp up to 2GHz each with another…
In 1996, you could get a Palm Pilot 1000 with a 16MHz processor, 128KB storage, and a 100-name address book for $300. Times sure have changed! Like, what about a TI graphing calculator?
TI's new dual-core OMAP4 mobile chipset, the sequel to the OMAP3 series that powers the Droid and Palm Pre (among others), claims crazy performance: Three independent displays running 1080p video, for example, and an estimated 145-hour battery life for audio.
Often when I reach for the keys in my pocket, I wonder why the hell we still use them. This dude is ahead of the curve though—he can open his doors by simply tapping his TI eZ430-Chronos watch.
Because of its super-compact size, DLP Pico projectors are ideal to cram into all kinds of gadgets. Texas Instruments is doing just that by applying it's new Pico WVGA resolution chipset into everything from cellphones to digital cameras.
Google released a partial list of their Chrome OS partners, and it includes most of the big boys you'd expect, from all sectors of the computing world, from full-featured PCs to netbooks to handhelds, plus Adobe for some Flash support.
Guess which version is the second gen DLP Pico projector. (Hint: It's the smaller one on the right that's better in every way.)
The Samsung MBP200 has a limited 480x320 res, but has a built-in media player, LCD screen and includes a tiny stand that can turn a piece of paper into a screen. A baby screen!
Hot on the heels of the Optoma pico-projector that uses a TI chipset, TI itself has announced the "industry's first home-theater lamp-free projector." It uses a PhlatLight LED illumination source instead, and a Brilliantcolor chipset to give a 1080p display. This makes it capable of a 50% bigger color gamut than…
Optoma is winning the race to build the world's first pico-projector, the near-mythical mini projector that can throw up a display much larger than the source device's—think iPods, digital cameras and smartphones—screen. Optoma's pico will use the DLP chipset, support composite video quality and run on Li-ion…
How well equipped is your command center? Mitsubishi is currently trying to woo customers to its 80-inch 1400x1050-pixel VS-80PH40U "MegaView Wall" display. My guess is that Mitsu may see it as the last market for DLP rear-projection sets, now that everyone is pulling out. Though Mitsu isn't talking prices yet, the…