Samsung W7900 "Show" – a projectorphone with OLED display and digital TV tuner


If you’re a fan of media consumption on the move, then you’ve likely got some sort of big screen PMP like an Archos 7. If you’re not invested in a particular device yet, though, then you could do worse than consider the Samsung W7900, aka the Show, which comes packed with a 3.2″ 240×400 OLED display, 5-megapixel camera, 3G, HSDPA, and most notably, a 10 lumen 480 x 320 projector, that’ll project upto a 50″ diagonal.

It also has a digital TV tuner so you’ll be able to watch telly on a (dark) bus, and all that is crammed into a body just 4.4″ x 2.2″ x 0.7″ thick. Impressive! Although it’ll initially only be available in Asia, here’s hoping that it’ll make it over this side of the world at some point over the next year.

(via PopSci, who have a great hands-on video)

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LG crams 4G LTE tech on a mobile phone chip


Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the future. While you were in bed this morning, dreaming of Konnie Huq running in slow motion in the snow, LG were hard at work in Japan (where it’s midday when it’s 3am here) putting ridiculously futuristic technology on a mobile phone chip.

The tech is called LTE, which (doesn’t really) stand for “the Long Term Evolution of 3GPP”. It’s basically the plans that the 3rd Generation Partnership Project has for the future of 3G and cellular broadband in general. Some people refer to it as 4G.

Korea/Japan Week: Domain suffix '.asia' launched, hear cheap electronics companies squeal with delight

kid-on-computer.jpgThe domain ‘.xxx’ may not have been allowed the other month, but ‘.asia’ has been given the all-clear by ICANN – which may very well target the same sites, to be honest.

A Hong Kong-based company, DotAsia, won the right to set up the domain, which is pretty luck for namesake’s, err, sake. “The .asia domain acts like a channel or a portal, showing your commitment to the Asia market as a whole,” said Edmon Chung from DotAsia about the deal. It’s thought that…