• Creative Zen Now Plays AAC Files

    Doesn’t Creative release new Zens, like, every day? It sure seems that way. (Though that could be the over-the-counter medicine cocktail I’m on right now—being sick ain’t fun.) This particular Zen—in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB sizes—distinguishes itself from the rest of Creative’s lineup by being compatible with [non-DRM] AAC files. Yes, that includes iTunes… Read More

  • TechTravels: Virgin America


    Welcome to TechTravels, an ongoing feature set celebrating the techiest travel options available. In celebration of Virgin America’s first flight from Los Angeles to New York City, which takes off any minute, VA will be the first piece considered. I had a chance to fly the new airline last weekend from JFK to SFO and it was quite the experience. Like the increasingly popular JetBlue… Read More

  • The Futurist: The N-Gage Lives! But Can It Survive?


    In hindsight, the original N-Gage was doomed from the start. It’s games were simply spectacular for a mobile phone, but the device itself was bulky, had a pretty small screen, and looked more like a Choco Taco than either a phone or gaming handheld. A Nokia executive today said that they feel a company needs to ship 6 million devices in order to create a financially sustainable… Read More

  • Mobiseer Makes Mobile Web Tracking Easy

    There are over 1 million mobile Web sites available for your viewing pleasure. But keeping track of your favorites and sharing them with your friends can become tedious. The good people at Nubiq have launched a free beta service called Mobiseer which can help you tangle with all those Web sites. Mobiseer is a Web 2.0 service that allows users to bookmark, tag, share and personalize their… Read More

  • More iPhone Hacks: Make The Accelerometer Your Play Thing

    Now this is an iPhone hack. Nothing against Craig’s iPhone hackery, mind you. A guy by the name of Erling Ellingsen tapped into the iPhone’s accelerometer’s raw data and has the iPhone doing all sorts of fun stuff. Here, for example, the kid created a Steve Jobs bobble head of sorts. Thankfully, Ellingsen put the complete source code for the hack on his blog. Read More

  • Clown Co. Gets Website and New Name: Hulu

    This morning news broke that NBC Universal and News Corporation’s joint video venture, hitherto dubbed “Clown Co.”, is now to be known as Hulu. Initially, I was a bit concerned that this could be merely a hoax, as no press releases were sent out by NBC or News Corp. themselves. However, after speaking with the Hulu representative, Christina Lee, and seeing the news spread… Read More

  • ProfileBuilder: Manage Your Profile, Not Accounts

    With a plethora of social networks for everyone from knitters to dog lovers, managing our increasing number of long tail profiles is a huge pain. The problem of managing a fragmented identity has been attacked two ways: creating a new master account (OpenID), aggregating identity through search (Spock, Wink), or aggregating management of all your accounts on one site. The latter solution… Read More

  • Roxio Releases Popcorn 3 For OS X

    Hungry for an MPAA lawsuit? Why not grab some Popcorn and download a copy of The Bourne Ultimatum or Superbad? By Popcorn, I mean the latest version of Roxio’s powerful DVD-burning software for the Mac. Popcorn 3 allows you to convert and burn video to multiple formats such as Xbox 360, iPhone, iPod, and more. You can also do batch DVD-video conversions on the fly and can even set it up… Read More

  • Tags/Category Changes

    Ahoy, readers. I did some changes to the tagging system on CG. Please let me know if this breaks anything in your lives. Thanks. Read More

  • Apple's September 5 Event: What We Want


    This guy’s first in line for whatever Apple releases After Apple’s announcement saying there will be an announcement on September 5, we got to wondering: what’s it gonna be and what do we exactly want? I’ll go first Nicholas: Well at least one of the products will be that ugly like Betty fat nano. There had better be brand new, *normal* iPods announced. I’ve… Read More

  • Oh Snap! D-Snap! Panasonic Snap Madness!

    Unfortunately here in the US, it’s iPod or bust when it comes to MP3 players. In Japan however, choosing an MP3 player is a lot like picking out a hot chick to talk to – there are a lot to choose from. The latest to come out of Osaka is the Panasonic D-Snap SV-SD950N, a Bluetooth-equipped DAP that comes with a color screen and a 1GB SD card. Nothing fancy, though the player can… Read More

  • Want To Get Pixelmated?

    Want to get your hands on Photoshop-killer, Pixelmator? Of course you do, you Mac OS X fanboy. I hear there are a few torrents on public trackers somewhere. Don’t know where though. Absolutely no idea. Enjoy. Official Site Read More

  • Earthlink Cuts 900 Jobs, No One Notices

    I’m not really sure who uses Earthlink still. I guess people with dial-up chillin’ way out west. Either way, another sign that the company is failing has struck us, this time in the form of job cuts. About 900 people will lose their jobs as part of Earthlink’s restructuring efforts to save money for the company. It’s expected to save about $25-$35 million for the… Read More

  • Chicago No Longer Getting Citywide WiFi Network

    Though Chicago may be home to great things like deep dish pizza and DA BEARS, it won’t have a citywide WiFi network come 2008. Chicago officials have officially killed the plan that would have given 228 sq. miles of Chicago wireless Internet access. Unfortunately, not enough financing was available for the project to go through, despite companies like EarthLink showing interest. I guess… Read More

  • Nokia Launches Ovi Mobile Platform: Gaming, Maps, Music Umbrella

    Big news here in London. It’s no secret Nokia’s moving more into the content providing phase these days: offering mapping services, games, and a music store. In order to keep their scattered offerings under one umbrella, they’ve announced the upcoming launch of Ovi. A sort of cross-platform portal, Ovi will let users log on from either their Nokia phone or interneted PC… Read More

  • Ovi Knocking at the Door

    Today Nokia announced its new Internet services brand, Ovi. (Ovi is Finnish for door). Nokia’s new Internet service will include Nokia Music Store, N-Gage and Nokia Maps. Music and maps can be downloaded from Nokia Music Store and Nokia Maps. As reported yesterday on MobileCrunch (The Return of Frankenphone), N-Gage is a mobile phone gaming service. All three services can be used… Read More

  • Local Youth Charities get a Boost

    Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint Nextel, is offering its Unlimited by Boost to local youth charities for free. Unlimited by Boost is a mobile phone service that lets customers in parts of California and Texas make unlimited local and long distance calls from their home calling area for a fixed monthly price. Youth charities in these areas can signup for a year’s worth of this service… Read More

  • Nokia To Stake N-Gage Mobile Gaming Future On N-Series, Ovi Platform

    N-Gage had some decent games. The main problem with the old platform, of course, was that you had to buy one very specific Choco-Tacoy phone. They only pushed about 3 million of these suckers out the door in the entire world, which meant they were far shy of the terminal velocity needed to create a profitable gaming ecosystem. Well, there are already tens of millions of N-Series phones… Read More

  • Mobile Game News: Castlevania Coming from Konami, Capcom's Devil on Deck, I-play rushes to the ER

    In mobile game news this week, Konami has announced that it will develop content specially for mobile phones based on the company’s popular videogame brands, with new storylines and original music. The first of these will be Castlevania: Order of Shadows for the mobile platform, which will arrive on September 18 on major carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Networks. “As… Read More

  • Nokia Intros N81 Multimedia Phone

    Photos and video by Peter Ha We love the Nokia N-Series. If you can handle a bulky pocket and don’t insist on a real keyboard (or multi-touch screen), there really is no better way of of converging everything you’d ever want to do in your pocket. Enter the N81. It hits in two versions: One’s got 8-gig of flash, the other relies on your microSD card. Both have got stereo… Read More

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