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  • Text While Driving In NJ, Receive A Fine

    New Jersey is already corrupt enough. I grew up there and truth be told, some of the laws the state has are ridiculous. A few years ago, a law was passed that allows police to pull you over and fine you just for talking on a cellphone. Now Corzine & Co. are kicking it up a notch by proposing a law that would allow police to pull you over and fine you for texting. The fine would be between… Read More

  • Synaptics: The Prada and the Scrawla


    I popped by Synaptics today, just on a whim, and was lucky to catch the LG Prada in its native habitat: lying, unloved, on a table. All that was missing was a credit card and some blow and we’d have an image of the phone’s true future milieu. But I digress. Read More

  • Gemini eXplo: A Tiny, Little Phone-based Sim


    What do you get when you meld Second Life with mobile ad serving with Japanese teenagers? eXplo.
    Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Paint Job Edition

    Napster+AT&T=Free Music
    WiFi/RF-Blocking Paint To Hit Stores
    Build Your Own Car (If You’re Living In Japan)
    iRiver T50: 1GB of Cookie-Cutting
    Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Concludes Read More

  • Treo 750 to get WinMo 6

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=7772038415366662699&hl=en Palm will announce today that which we already knew: the Treo 750 will get a Windows Mobile 6 makeover slightly later this year. New versions of the device will ship with the mobile OS pre-installed and an update will be released for existing owners. Joe Fabris, director of wireless solutions at Palm, Inc. Read More

  • ZenZui is All Sorts of Hotness

    Microsoft today announced the launch of ZenZui, a zooming interface for mobile devices. The software was financed by Redmond, but developed by an independent company with the ambition to “transform the way people engage, consume and interact with Web content through a revolutionary mobile user experience and information ecosystem.” As you can see in the video, it is indeed a… Read More

  • Kyocera: HOT SCOOPZ


    One stand-out device I saw this evening was the Kyocera E5000, an oddly shaped cellie with a fluid, sexy aesthetic. No real info yet, but really the draw is the design. Look at that odd hinge. Look at the chrome. Sex in a clamshell, correct? Best of all, we got the hot scoop on a new U.S. carrier, Carrier Logo. It seems Kyocera is making this phone just for them and we’ll hound them all… Read More

  • HTC Shift: Vista In Your Pants


    Didn’t get a good shot of this UMPC under glass but it was quite small and promising. I’ve pretty much given up on UMPCs as a mainstream set of devices, but bless HTC for making a go of it again. This wee one has wireless, a 7-inch touchscreen, and supports WAN like UMTS and GSM. We’ll grabs some better photos when they take it out of its cryogenic case. Read More

  • Samsung UpStage


    I was lucky to get my hands on the Samsung UpStage this evening and saw a mobile music phone with enough of a draw to warrant even, maybe, potentially, downloading from a mobile music store. Clearly the real draw here is the idea that you can literally turn the phone into a dedicated music player instead of relying on a half-assed piece of music playing software. In the flesh, the phone is… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Pics Leaked

    It looks as if the rumors of a black Xbox 360 codenamed Elite are true. These pics are straight from the factory in China and they’ll be equipped with the beefy 120GB HDD we’ve been dreaming about. No confirmation on HDMI, but this is better than nothing. Apparently, Xbox 360 fanboy had to invert the last picture to reveal the actual tagging on top of the HD since the pics had… Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Rumor #284756389


    Well, this one may not be a rumor, but let’s just say it is until something official comes along. This picture was taken from a GameStop promo poster advertising the rumored 120GB HDD that we’ve all been lusting over for months. Maybe it’s apart of the Elite package, but isn’t it supposed to be all black? It could just be the HD upgrade we’ve been looking for. Read More

  • BlackBerry Addiction To Hit All Time High

    BlackBerry addiction is about to reach another level and I, for one, am not looking forward to it…or am I? It’s bad enough that I play Sudoku on the train and ignore the world, but can you imagine what I’ll be like if I have Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones? I’ll probably miss my stop – repeatedly. Gameloft has announced they will be selling games for… Read More

  • Napster+AT&T=Free Music

    Starting April 1, AT&T customers will have access to over three million songs through Napster To Go for an entire year, free of charge. This service applies to wireless handset users with the right plan as well as customers who have home phone and broadband triple-pack bundle services. What makes the deal even sweeter than the year of free service is the ability to stream music to a handful… Read More

  • Cellular e-Book Concept

    You know what? Screw you and your smartphone. You think you’re all worldly with your Web browsing and email, but you’re limited to that 3″ screen, tops. The new hotness comes from Polymer Vision and its new E-Ink cellbook. Using the flexible nature of electronic ink, the book opens from a size similar to a 5-year old cellphone to a UMPC-sized display, meaning you get real… Read More

  • Vista Shows Strong Global Sales

    Microsoft announced today that its new Vista OS debuted to strong sales figures. It claims that the much heralded OS has exceeded 20 million licenses, more than double the initial sales figures of Windows XP. These figures represent copies shipped to PC manufacturers, as well as copies of upgrades and the full packaged product sold to retailers and upgrades ordered through the Windows… Read More

  • WiFi/RF-Blocking Paint To Hit Stores

    We’ve covered tech paint before, but this is an interesting idea. If it does indeed work, this special stuff helps keep your WiFi inside your home. It essentially acts as tinfoil, blocking the radio waves that WiFi travels on, meaning that if you use this on your exterior walls, snooping neighbors won’t have access to your base station. Sadly, it’s not smart; it… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Launches First 3G Phone for US-and-A

    Sony-Ericsson’s phones have gotten sexier as they’ve matured, much like yours truly. We’ve gotten word about a couple of new phones set to hit the US market, including one the Z750 with HSDPA, most likely headed to AT&T. Beside the 3G connectivity, it has a cool mirrored clamshell with a hidden LCD. It includes a 2-megapixel camera with an M2 card slot and a nifty… Read More

  • BlueAnt Supertooth Light Bluetooth Speakerphone


    Though BlueAnt is calling this a speakerphone, it’s just a full-duplex, high-performance speaker. Well, not just a full-duplex, high-performance speaker of course, but the Supertooth Light is for hands-free use of your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices (up to five can be simultaneously paired with the unit). The $99 Supertooth Light features Clear Voice Capture and Digital Signal… Read More

  • Microsoft Thinks It's Cool, Crashes PS3 Euro Launch

    Sony launched its super awesome PS3 in Europe on Friday and Microsoft was there to kick sand in Sony’s face. How professional. The software giant pulled a bunch of childish stunts (not that it’s the first time) to distract Sony’s fans from enjoying themselves. In London, Microsoft handed out a bunch of chairs to folks waiting in line with a Web site address; the Web site… Read More

  • UPS Launches Delivery Intercept Service

    As far as my experiences with UPS go, they have to be one of the worst shipping companies ever. But with this new “Delivery Intercept” service, I may be willing to give them another shot. The service allows you to take control over an already-shipped package by allowing you, the recipient of the package, to either return the parcel to the sender, deliver to another address, reroute… Read More