• Netflix to credit subscriber accounts for outage

    I know many of you experienced the outage on Monday, but Netflix is claiming that the majority of the 7.5 million members were not affected. And they’re totally doing you a favor by crediting 5 percent to your monthly bill. Steve Swasey, a Netflix spokesman had this to say, “The key thing here is: This was completely proactive on Netflix’s part. There’s no requirement… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $500 off of $1249 on Dell Vostro laptops

    Looking for new notebook? You can really load up a Dell Vostro and then watch as $500 melts off the asking price once you hit $1249. I configured one for fun and almost had a hard time getting from the $499 base price to $1249. Almost. POWERFUL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS ARE GOING FAST [Dell.com] Read More

  • Higher battery prices caused by fire at LG plant

    A fire at LG Chem in South Korea on March 3rd has contributed to a worldwide notebook battery shortage, according to Reuters. Asustek is expected to be hardest hit, as the shortage “could affect up to 40 percent of second-quarter shipments” from Taiwan’s second-largest PC maker. A Dell spokesperson acknowledged the shortage today and has blamed it for recent replacement… Read More

  • Another airline to consider when making your suborbital space travel plans

    Here’s the Lynx, from XCOR Aerospace out of California. It’s a cute little two-seater that’s capable of taking off from a standard runway and flying you up almost 40 miles into space so you can truly appreciate how big the oceans are. You’d say to the pilot, “Hey have you heard that Irish drinking song called ‘Big Strong Man’? They claim that the guy is… Read More

  • Super 3G successfully tested in the field


    Success! NTT DoCoMo has successfully tested a Super 3G system out in the field and they managed downlink speeds at 250Mbps. Testing on the Super 3G system that consists of four MIMO antennas has been going on since February just south of Tokyo. The technology should be rolled out next year. Doug and I will grab more details on this field test next week at CTIA. If you’re unsure what… Read More

  • Rumor: First 3G iPhones in Singapore, now with more caning


    Singapore is apparently going to be the first country to have the 3G iPhone in September 2008. The carrier, SingTel, said the phone would cost about $700. I’m calling bullshit. In related news, Apple “may have order” 10 million 3G iphones from Asia, according to a Gartner analyst. This new model will include an OLED and should be headed to Asia. I’m also calling… Read More

  • UK to allow Mobile Calls from Aircraft

    According to the Office of Communications (Ofcom), the United Kingdom will soon allow passengers on UK-registered aircraft to make mobile phone calls or send text messages while flying. Ofcom has been considering the idea since last year and has been in discussions with other European countries. MobileCrunch reported last December and this January that Air France and Norwegian Air have… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Take-Two says EA offer is inadequate

    Flickr’d Oh burn, EA. Take-Two’s board of directors have advised shareholders that they’re worth way more than the $26/share EA is willing to pony up. The press release is mostly a bunch of legal jargon, but it reveals the obvious that others are willing to compete with EA. There could also be a merger between Take-Two and EA or a third party. A few reasons why the BoD is… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Two new Gears of War 2 videos

    Unfortunately the two videos that are available on Xbox Live Marketplace don’t show gameplay, but they do showcase what the Unreal engine is capable of doing and what we can expect from GoW2. If you’re at work and can’t get onto Xbox Live then just watch the above video as it’s basically the same thing. Read More

  • Comcast, Time Warner to help fund Sprint's WiMax

    In order for Sprint and Clearwire to really get this WiMax thing underway nationwide, they’re going to need some pretty substantial moolah — like $3 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, would put up as much as $1 billion, while No. 2 Time Warner Cable would add $500 million” along with smaller cable… Read More

  • Asus confirms touchscreen eee PC


    Asus, makers of the eee PC, have confirmed they will launch a touchscreen version with GPS built-in in May or June. It should cost about $500. They also plan to launch the E-DT PC for $199. The eee will have 1 gigabyte of ram and 8-12 gigabytes of solid state storage. Read More

  • Why Cable And WiMax Shouldn't Mix

    WiMax is going nowhere fast but that is not stopping a consortium of cable and tech companies from considering a plan to invest $3 billion more into a proposed bailout-through-merger of Sprint Nextel’s WiMax business (known as Xohm) and Craig McCaw’s Clearwire. The consortium that is reportedly being put together would include Comcast ($1 billion), Intel ($1 billion), Time… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurbished Canon goods at Adorama

    Adorama currently has a crop of refurbished Canon goods available from the online store. The batch of goods includes point-and-shoot digital cameras, a cornucopia of lenses, DSLR bodies, and binoculars. Whatever you’re into, Adorama may have something in your wheel house. Doesn’t hurt to look. Thanks to PB for the heads up. Read More

  • Golf.com and Action Engine Launch Mobile Golf Course Finder

    Unless you live south of the Equator, spring is here and that means it’s time to dust the driver and hit your first 330 yard shot of 2008. The problem is, where do you find that perfect course for straightening out the Mulligan blues? Golf.com and Action Engine put their swings together and launched an ad-supported mobile application that lets golf enthusiasts search and access course… Read More

  • MyTouchKeys: Super haptic iPhone feedback! Made out of clear plastic!

    MyTouchKeys is a clear plastic sticker that adds tactile feedback to your iPhone by — wait for it — putting a hole over each of the keyboard keys. While this experience can be replicated by placing gobs of dried earwax or mucous on each of the tiny keys, it is clear that a piece of plastic is a far superior solution. Now, however, I have to clean my damn iPhone. Read More

  • Motorola splitting in half: Mobile Devices and Broadband Solutions

    In a clear move to keep Motorola’s flagging mobile phone sales from pulling down its lucrative broadband and switching enterprise services the company is splitting into two publicly-traded organizations. The Mobile Devices company will focus on mobile handsets while the Broadband and Mobility solutions sector will work on secure voice and data communication along with broadband for… Read More

  • Aura concept speaker uses resonating glass to transmit sound

    [photopress:auras1.jpg,full,center] The crew at Yanko reminds us today of the awesome power of the cone, the preferred shape of bullhorns and other sound-emitting devices. Yes, that seems plausible. With that in mind, take a look at Aura, a Jetsons-esque speaker that sorta looks like a blender and “aims to fill a room with sound using resonating glass.” She was designed by one… Read More

  • FotoFlexer Tries To Take On Picnik With a New Look

    As consumer applications continue to migrate from the desktop to the Webtop, one of the most advanced areas where this trend is taking hold is in photo-editing software. Desktop editing apps like iPhoto, Picassa and even Photoshop are giving way to Web-based apps like FotoFlexer and Picnik (and many more). And the Webtop photo editors just keep getting better. Today, FotoFlexer released… Read More

  • CG News: Motorola splits

    In a clear move to keep Motorola’s flagging mobile phone sales from pulling down its lucrative broadband and switching enterprise services the company is splitting into two publicly-traded organizations. The Mobile Devices company will focus on mobile handsets while the Broadband and Mobility solutions sector will work on secure voice and data communication along with broadband for… Read More

  • Motorola spinning off handset unit

    In a clear move to keep Motorola’s flagging mobile phone sales from pulling down its lucrative broadband and switching enterprise services the company is splitting into two publicly-traded organizations. The Mobile Devices company will focus on mobile handsets while the Broadband and Mobility solutions sector will work on secure voice and data communication along with broadband for… Read More

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