Devin Coldewey

Devin Coldewey
Devin Coldewey is a Seattle-based writer and photographer. He has written for TechCrunch since 2007 and is currently a contributor at NBC News. His personal website is [coldewey.cc](http://coldewey.cc/). CrunchBase profile →

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  • T-Mobile: for you my friend, a special deal: no-contract iPhone $1,500

    T-Mobile: for you my friend, a special deal: no-contract iPhone $1,500

    Well, boppers, you can now get your iPhone fix (in the old country, at least) without signing up for that stifling 24-month contract. Of course, it took Vodafone suing them to make it happen, and then there’s the catch: they’re selling it for 999 Euros, or about 1,500 of our Yankee “dollars.” You’ll be able to use other SIM cards, but T-Mobile warns that not all… Read More

  • Olympus reveals 360-degree HD Camera

    Olympus reveals 360-degree HD Camera

    Sure, they’ve been shooting panoramas since the days of sepia-tone, but it’s never been so easy, and it’s never been so def. Hi-def, that is. This new Olympus gadget shoots full circle within a vertical plane of 50°. The company explains that by optimizing the axisymmetric free-form-surface lens, which apparently is the cylindrical lens element, they were able to achieve… Read More

  • ThirstyLight! Tells you when to wet your wysteria's whistle

    ThirstyLight! Tells you when to wet your wysteria's whistle

    I’m not sure why you wouldn’t just use your built-in all-purpose moisture indicator (tongue) to tell whether your plant’s soil is dry, but this thing is cool anyway. It tests for wetness each second and blinks as your dirt dries out. They’re battery powered, and supposedly will last a year before you have to get a new power source. Ah, imagine a nighttime scene, just… Read More

  • The Unreasonable Stance: Nostalgia aside, Pac-Man still beats Halo in every category

    The Unreasonable Stance: Nostalgia aside, Pac-Man still beats Halo in every category

    I don’t know why people even bother with Halo when all it’s done is rip off Pac-Man. Furthermore, even though Pac-Man predates Bungie’s lauded trilogy by more than two decades, it still trumps it in every gameplay area – all retro nostalgia aside. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at some cold, unyielding facts: Pac-Man controls better. With zen-like… Read More

  • Patched Mail security hole re-opened – don't touch that .jpg

    Patched Mail security hole re-opened – don't touch that .jpg

    Just when you thought it was safe to hit up that sharapova_hott_champ.jpg some random dude sent you, a once-forgotten security hole from the depths of 2006 comes to claim your kernel. A nearly 2-year-old bug in Mail allowed malicious types to include executable code in the resource fork of a file, without changing its MIME type. In other words, it says quacks like a .jpg but walks like a worm. Read More

  • Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Some savvy document-jockeys have uncovered evidence that the Blackberry 8120 (GSM/EDGE cousin to the shiny new 8130) will be sharing many of the updates its 3G relative enjoys. Among those are GPS, stereo bluetooth, and most interestingly, Wi-Fi support. Not only that, but the manual hints at integration with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi-based Hotspot@Home service. The feature list for this… Read More

  • Vudu snubs discs as new format war is Bourne

    Vudu snubs discs as new format war is Bourne

    Video-on-demand hustlers VUDU are taking the high road in the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray battle. Opting to skip discs altogether, they’ve pre-loaded the first two Bourne movies in HD onto every new VUDU being bought, and they’re beaming it out, if you want it and already own their contraption. And they’re offering the final installment of the uber-spy’s thrillogy for the low… Read More

  • Sniffer confirms: Apple not rotten

    Sniffer confirms: Apple not rotten

    Citizens, it is safe to remove your iPhones from their tin-foil wrappings. The alarm raised by Hackintosh member XianLi that Apple was sending out your International Mobile Equipment Identity with every outgoing transmission turns out to have been nothing but the most base alarmism. Sure, there are graphs and numbers to support his theory, but some intrepid investigator at Heise.de broke… Read More