Make us your home page

Gadgets & Gizmos

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Gadgets roundup: Galaxy S III, Xbox 360 app, gardening tool, more

The next big thing? Beginning this month, five major service providers will carry the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. “The U.S. launch of the Galaxy S III is the most anticipated launch of the year. As promised, we are delivering the ‘next big thing’ for U.S. customers and across all major carriers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, in a news release. “Galaxy S III introduces new technological innovation and takes sharing to the next level.” Exact pricing will be announced in the coming weeks by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular. 

Choosing the right data plan: How do you know how big a data plan you'll need when you're getting a smartphone? Here's how to size up your usage to avoid overpaying or getting hit with overage fees. Digital Trends

Xbox 360 app? Microsoft is said to unveil a new app for the Xbox 360 at the E3 game conference this week that will let users play video and other media on tablets and phones. CNET

Gadget for those wanting a green thumb: If you have a tendency to kill plants, there's a gadget that could help you. The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor measures moisture, temperature and light intensity and sends alerts to your iPhone or email. No more brown thumbs. Earth Techling

Fishing rules at your finger tips: Fish Rules, a new iPhone app, keeps track of recreational saltwater fishing regulations from North Carolina to Texas. What's different about this 99-cent-per-year app is that it shows you the regulations that applies to where you are. Palm Beach Post

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 2:45pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours