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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Battle Test: Nokia E62 and BH-800


    The Nokia E62 is an interesting little beast. It looks like Motorola Q but it uses Symbian S60 platform rather than Windows Mobile 5. Additionally, the E62 is available on Cingular, so it utilizes EDGE “high speed internet” rather than EV-DO. So far so good. The E62 is not a bad phone. It performs quite while in many of the most important categories. Its reception is clear and it… Read More

  • GPS System With Tri-Band Phone Announced

    This little guy may look like a simple GPS, but do you see that little lit LED light in the top right corner? That’s to let you know that you have an incoming phone call. That’s right, this thing has GPRS 900/1000/1900 and it knows how to use it. The GPS01 by Sunlike International Electronic of Shenzhen also has that dazzling 4-inch TFT screen, a CF Type II card slot, a 28mm… Read More

  • Cingular Nokia N75 Self-Important Musicphone In the Wild

    That’s not just a Nokia N75 in this photo, that’s a Nokia N75 with Cingular branding. Word on the tubes is that Cingy will be getting this 3G clamshell sometime in November. The N75, spotted here in the wild, is a musicphone, one from the line Nokia insists on calling “multimedia computers”, to which we say “whatevs”. Sure, it runs Symbian, so you can load… Read More

  • Imation Wants You To Know Where Your Next-Gen HD Discs Come From


    So you say you’ve heard of these newfangled Blu-ray and HD DVD discs but don’t know what the hell they are or how they are made? Well the crack marketing team over at Imation, the only company in the Americas capable of manufacturing blue-laser recording media, walks you through the “unique manufacturing process, technology and consumer uses of high-definition media” in… Read More

  • CG Staffer Suffers from Sony's Hubris

    In some news earlier, we found out that Sony’s lawsuit against Lik-Sang caused the video game site to shut down completely, refunding its customers of any preorders they had placed. I was unpleasantly greeted with a cancellation of my PS3 preorder earlier today. Here’s the email: Lik-Sang.com
    to raj Dear valued customer, unfortunately, Lik Sang is forced to close its virtual… Read More

  • PS3 Is Good To Go

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 has now gotten the approval of the FCC and is now ready to go. For those of us who can afford the system, we should be expecting a great next gen console coming our way. I now PC fan boys are going to hate me for this, but the PS3 is doing a lot to push the barrier of what gaming consoles can do. When you start to think about it, paying $6,000 for a high-end… Read More

  • Rumor: EB Games Employees May Get Fired Over Ebay Auctions

    EB Games/Gamestop are said to be keeping an eye out on all employees who have the luxury of getting their hands on a Nintendo Wii or PlayStation 3. Apparently the employees are not allowed to sell a console they’ve received through the company on Ebay. I hope this is true — I’d be really disappointed knowing that employees were selling consoles that us gamers will have to… Read More

  • HP iPAQ hw6920 Shows Up Oct. 31 At Cingular


    No less than five wireless technologies are hosted within the bowels of HP’s latest iPAQ, the hw6920, and Cingular customers will be the first to use every last one of them. On October 31 you’ll be able to get them from Cingular Wireless’ B2B sales organization for a paltry $359.99 each for business customers with a two-year contract and qualifying voice and data plans. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Chicago Mob Edition

    Here are some highlights from yesterday’s posts: The Al Capone MacBook: Stylish Two Tone
    Oregon Scientific Action Helmet Camera
    Bottle-Top Camera Pod Keeps Your Camera Still So You Don’t Have To
    Samsung SCH-V900 Has a Sexy Red Dress
    MacBook Pro: Now Core 2 Duo-er Read More

  • Hey Seattle! Come See Band of Horses, Free Tonight, Courtesy Zune Insider

    live tonight at the Showbox downtown. There is a limited number of tickets, so the first 90 people who email yours truly at the address below with “Band of Horses” as the subject will be on the list. The show starts at 8:00 and is 21 and over, so please only email if you’re of age. One name per email, please. The deadline to sign up is 6:30 PST. It’s a great band and… Read More

  • The Al Capone MacBook: Stylish Two Tone

    What do you get when you combine a white MacBook and a black MacBook? Then Two Tone Al Capone MacBook. A Flickr user sreindl.net has a black MacBook that had a keyboard problem. His local Apple store removed the black keyboard, but didn’t have a black replacement in stock. So, in the spirit of usefulness, they replaced it with a white one as a loaner until a black one could arrive. Thus… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Brings Use To PSP

    If you own a PSP, you’ll finally have a use for the failing portable device. As I mentioned earlier, PlayStation 3 will feature PSP support via WiFi, letting you access downloaded content on your PS3 with your PSP. Gamer’s Day in San Francisco showed a little preview of what we could expect: The PS3 console had the trailer for the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale, already… Read More

  • Oracle Linux: Finally Introduced Tomorrow?

    This isn’t strictly gadget news, but it’s big nonetheless. Larry Ellison, holder of the only Silicon Valley ego larger than Mr. Jobs at Apple, is set to drop Oracle’s Linux bomb on the Earth tomorrow at the Oracle OpenWorld in San Fancisco. Oracle is the 800 pound gorilla of the database world, with offices in 145 countries. Ellison himself was at one point Forbel’s… Read More

  • The 12GB, $129 Zippo-looking USB Drive

    Eschewing the normal NAND memory in favor of an old-fashioned mechanical HD, the Monster Drive from US Modular is a different breed of thumbdrive. With roughly the same size and looks as your standard Zippo, the Monster packs 12GB of storage into a slick stainless steel shell. Coupled with the blue LED on the end to display the reading and writing of data, you have something that looks… Read More

  • Sprint Lights Up Revision A EV-DO in San Diego, Starts National Tour

    Good news, San Diego. You’re the first city in the nation to get a taste of Sprint’s Revision A EV-DO. That is, if you’re a subscriber and have a Pantech PX-500, Sierra Wireless Aircard 595, or one of the Novatel data cards, in which case you have to do nothing, as your upgraded automagically, and for free. This gives Sprint’s customers even faster access to its… Read More

  • BOB Will Turn Off Your TV

    Back in the old days, my mom was around to shut off the TV when I was watching too much. She also used to tell me to stop using the computer for so long because I would hurt my eyes. Sadly, those days are gone and I now live in Chicago, one lone hippie on the banks of Lake Michigan. This means that when I get home after work, I turn on my TV and plant my laptop firmly into my lap. Usually… Read More

  • New Olympus Slim Camera Is Hott

    Olympus Korea showed off yesterday its new Mju-730 model. The new slim camera boasts a 7MP lens, 3x Optical Zoom, “One Touch Perfect Fix” function, and a Simple Mode for novice users. What Olympus didn’t announce was price or availability. Add in that nice-looking, large LCD screen and this camera could be a pretty big hit with people that want a cool-looking, effective… Read More

  • Samsung Gets Thinner than Trace

    It seems that every single time we in the GSM camp have a hot new phone to get excited about, we lord it over our CDMA brethren. Then, in short order, they get their own version, causing us to eat humble pie. See, for example, the RAZR or the Samsung D807. The latest phone to jump ship for the stormy skies of Verizon and Sprint is the Samsung SPH-V9900, which is really just a slightly thinner… Read More

  • Apple Rumors Round 5,253: iPhone Evidence and Giant-Ass TVs?

    As admitted Apple fanboys, we are 100-percent stoked to finally have our MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo on order. The rumor of this little upgrade has been at the top of the queue on the Apple sites, and his Steveness’s quiet launch is about what we were expecting. But that moves the other rampant rumors up the column. Two that are appearing over-and-over again are the iPhone and the… Read More

  • Pros and Cons: PlayStation 3 Edition

    We’ve heard all kinds of rumors about Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation 3, and it’s time to get to know the $600 console before you pick one up off of Ebay. Gamers around the world have chosen sides bashing and loving the console at the same time, but most don’t really know what the actual pros and cons of the console. GamePro got its hands on the PlayStation 3 and… Read More