• Free iPhone?

    Free iPhone?

    Nice piece on ArsTechnica about how all Apple employees who’ve been with the company for more than a year are getting a free iPhone in July. Well, there’s more to it than that, but that’s the part technophiles will drool over first. In the company-wide meeting, Apple honcho Steve Jobs called iPhone the third leg on the Apple chair (Mac and iPod being the first two). A… Read More

  • Helio UP Getting UPped at Midnight

    Helio UP Getting UPped at Midnight

    Helio users are lucky people. Besides not being nickel and dimed to death with extra charges that don’t actually cost the carriers anything, they get badass handsets like the Ocean that do pretty much everything, and rate plans that don’t leave them with self doubt in the morning. And things are about to get better. To be announced Monday, Helio is upgrading its Helio UP service. Read More

  • Google Answers Rises From The Dead In Russia

    Google Answers Rises From The Dead In Russia

    Google Answers, famously shut down by Google in November 2006 after losing the Q&A war to Yahoo, has risen from the dead in Russia. Google Questions and Answers (Вопросы и ответы in Russian) allows users to ask a “difficult question that is interesting” and receive an answer from other users. Users earn points based on the quality of answers given and can… Read More

  • AT&T To Sell Special Wi-Fi Routers to iPhone Users?

    AT&T To Sell Special Wi-Fi Routers to iPhone Users?

    Russel Shaw at ZDNet got ahold of an AT&T employees’ objection script. These scripts are used by salesmonkeys to overcome the objections of unconvinced customers. They’re handy and pointed, and often do the trick. But beyond telling how the employees are going to be forcing people to take iPhones, the guide hints to a mysterious new product that AT&T might be selling… Read More

  • Jensen SportFones Review

    Jensen SportFones Review

    Almost all of the music that’s piped through the audio system at my gym sucks and you’d think the music would be good for the amount of money I pay on a monthly basis, but no, it’s not. And I need music to motivate me — as I’m sure it does for a lot of you — to help get through that last set of squats or the final mile of my run. But I’ve grown weary… Read More

  • iTaggit: Personal Asset Management

    iTaggit: Personal Asset Management

    iTaggit aims to change the way people collect, organize, and enjoy their personal items and collections by providing a service to catalog collections online. iTaggit provides an online environment for cataloguing, managing, and sharing collections of items, while preserving user and data privacy. The site features community resources, where users can connect and interact with friends… Read More

  • BlackBerry Gets Juicier

    BlackBerry Gets Juicier

    PressDisplay.com, an online newspaper kiosk, is now available on BlackBerry devices. The service, which sports more than 500 newspapers and magazines from around the world, allows viewers to read the publications in their entirety. Daily alerts use keywords to notify users of relevant news updates. The service costs $29.99 per month. A demo of the service is on YouTube. PressDisplay.com Read More

  • iPhone

    iPhone

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  • Google Desktop For Linux Now Available

    Google Desktop For Linux Now Available

    Google Desktop, meet Linux. Google’s Beijing eggheads developed the app to run on Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Suse and Red Flag flavors, giving Penguin-heads quick access to Gmail, local files and Web searches. Google Desktop for Linux uses KDE or GNOME and is currently available in 10 different languages. Google Desktop goes Linux [News.com] Read More

  • Robert Scoble: Live Video-Blogging and First in Line for iPhone

    http://www.kyte.tv/flash.swf?embedId=3226436&appKey=MarbachViewerEmbedded&uri=channels/6118http://www.kyte.tv/images/updatenotice.swf If you’re waiting in line for iPhone and you’re feeling like a total loser, you’re not. Blogstar Robert Scoble is with you, camped out in front of the Apple store in Palo Alto, hoping to be the first to get his hands on the Thing. Read More

  • Plantronics Announces Late-Summer Earware

    Plantronics Announces Late-Summer Earware

    Plantronics has two, count ‘em, two new headsets — one cancels noise out, the other keeps noise in. The Voyager 520 is a noise-canceling Bluetooth headset “featuring robust noise-canceling technology for business-quality performance”. It’ll set you back $99.99, available in August. For the less-mobile (but still pretty mobile), there’s the sound-isolating… Read More

  • Meet the iPhone Kids

    Ok, to understand the video after the jump, you must watch this video that you’ve probably seen before. Ok, seen it? Great. Read the rest of this entry to see the fun. Read More

  • Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Music Streamer

    Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Music Streamer

    I guess it’s wireless boom box Thursday here at The CG, what with Parrot’s PARTYand now the Sony VAIO WA1. This little guy works in tandem with your PC and/or Wi-Fi network to spread nothing but house music’s most memorable beats. Sony’s probably thinking that people don’t really want to listen to music on their computer’s crappy speakers nor do they want… Read More

  • Sound ID SM100 Bluetooth Headset Review

    Sound ID SM100 Bluetooth Headset Review


    With so many Bluetooth headsets around, I could see where it would be easy to dismiss the Sound ID SM100. The company’s more than likely unfamiliar to you — unlike Nokia, Plantronics, Motorola and Sony Ericsson that are everywhere — and family and friends probably will not have heard of them either. Hell, I didn’t know about them till a couple months ago. Also… Read More

  • iPhone Activation and Credit Check Information

    iPhone Activation and Credit Check Information

    The Boy Genius has gotten his grubby, child-like paws on an internal AT&T memo stating that employees must offer to pre-qualify customers’ credit before activating the iPhone. If your credit’s in the tank, you’ll have to pay a $250 security deposit. Trouble is, you can’t activate the iPhone in store and if you fail the credit check, you can’t pay the $250 over… Read More

  • Parrot PARTY Portable Boom Box: Cue "Ain't No Party" Jokes

    Parrot PARTY Portable Boom Box: Cue "Ain't No Party" Jokes

    Bluetooth crazy Parrot showed off two new music playing widgets at the British Invasion-themed Pepcom trade show thing last night. Pictured above, the Parrot PARTY (yes, its name is in all caps; no, I don’t know why) is a small stereo boom box of sorts that hooks up to your A2DP-compatible cellphone or anything else that works with Bluetooth. Once paired with the device of your choosing… Read More

  • Hollywood Targets Cell Phones

    Hollywood Targets Cell Phones

    As the summer blockbuster season heats up, so too is Hollywood’s use of ads targeting mobile consumers. Users who click ads for Paramount’s Transformers, Universal’s Knocked Up, and Warner’s In the Land of Women go to a mobile Web page to select theater times and locations. “AdMob helped us deliver an innovative, cost-effective campaign to help us reach our… Read More

  • Pentax Announces Superfied K100D

    Pentax Announces Superfied K100D

    Pentax announced an update to their ever-popular K100D dSLR, which is a simple-to-use, entry-level model that even your mother could use. So what’s new with K100D Super? Building on rock solid features like the Shake Reduction system is a ground-breaking Dust Removal system commingling with SDM lenses. If that isn’t Super than I don’t know what is. Hmmm. How about the… Read More

  • Q&A With David Pogue on the iPhone

    Q&A With David Pogue on the iPhone


    Pogue answers just about every question you could have about the iPhone. Do you care? Do you want to buy one? Feel like watching his cheesy video, again? Yeah, you do. Often-Asked iPhone Questions [New York Times] Read More

  • Steve Jobs to Address Apple Employees Today on iPhone Launch

    Steve Jobs to Address Apple Employees Today on iPhone Launch

    Steve Jobs will give the whole Apple team a pep talk later today in preparation for the iPhone’s launch. Apple employees will gather at “Town Hall,” which reeks of Big Brotherness, where they will hear Jobs give his last speech before the big launch. Since the iPhone’s launch, right or wrong, is probably the biggest launch in electronics in quite some time, I imagine… Read More