• 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 mobile… Read More

  • BOB Will Turn Off Your TV

    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, I… Read More

  • New Olympus Slim Camera Is Hott

    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 slim… Read More

  • Old UK media group gets on the mashup cluetrain

    Old UK media group gets on the mashup cluetrain

    According to the Media Guardian regional media group Archant is to ramp up its classified advertising, to fight back against the drain of ad revenue to online rivals, with a property website called Homes 24.co.uk. Now ordinarily this would be of only passing interest to TechCrunch UK, largely because most of the time newspaper groups simply put up Web 1.0 shovel-ware and just reprint the paper ads… 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

  • Edgeio Closes $5 Million Series A Financing

    Edgeio, a classifieds listing company that I co-founded last year with Keith Teare, announced a $5 million Series A financing today. The round was led by Intel Capital and also included an investment from Transcosmos. Previous angel round investors (Ron Conway, Jeff Clavier, Claudio Chiuchiarelli, Frank Caufield Jr., RSS Investors, Millenium Technology Ventures, Michael Tanne, Auren Hoffman, Sam… 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 iHDTV. The… Read More

  • Pros and Cons: PlayStation 3 Edition

    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 have… Read More

  • Samsung SCH-V900 Has a Sexy Red Dress

    Samsung SCH-V900 Has a Sexy Red Dress

    Well I’m probably not secure enough to be seen with this phone, but if you don’t mind using something so womanly, or you are indeed a woman, you should be on the lookout for the Samsung SCH-V900. While it’s currently only available in Korea-land, it could conceivably find its way to the States sometime this side of the decade. Aside from looking all sexable, it features a 2MP… Read More

  • Facebook Beta Testing Social Bookmarking

    Facebook Beta Testing Social Bookmarking

    Facebook users with accounts from Berkeley and Stanford were given access to a new beta social bookmarking feature today that could roll out soon to all Facebook users. The site began offering a blog-like notes feature in August and implemented a controversial news feed feature last month. The new social bookmarking service is less likely to generate controversy. Users can submit items to share… Read More

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  • Sony Apologizes for Battery Disaster

    Sony Apologizes for Battery Disaster

    I wonder why news always seems to come in droves from a particular source. Sony apologized today for inconveniences caused by its massive battery recall. Yutaka Nakagawa of Sony stated about the recalls at a press conference, “We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the worries.” The Associated Press writes: The executives were seated while they bowed and did not bow… Read More

  • Fox to Debut Sinking TV Episodes on MySpace

    Fox Interactive announced this morning that the first and second episodes of Warner Bros. Television’s THE O.C. this season will be available on MySpace and Fox affiliate sites as much as a week before they show on TV. A week after TV broadcast the shows will be taken back offline. Just like the last batch of shows that Fox said would be available on MySpace earlier this month, a… Read More

  • Delphi SkyFi3 Gets Release Date: December 1

    pretty soon, as they’ve just announced the XM-capable PMP is due out December 1. The small-ish player will support recording 10 hours of XM content, 30 minutes of live rewind, and 8 hours of live XM radio listening. If you use the rechargeable battery packs, you get either 90 minutes or up to 7 hours of XM radio and 40 hours of stored content, depending on which one you get. The player can… Read More

  • Three Great Windows MCE Plugins

    As Windows Vista approaches its launch date, us early adopters of Microsoft’s Windows Media Center need to stop patting ourselves on the back and start gearing up for what’s coming soon – HD content via CableCARD, for instance. But before that, here are three great plugins for Media Center that let you do things like listen to iTunes-purchased songs on your Media Center. By… Read More

  • Bottle-Top Camera Pod Keeps Your Camera Still So You Don't Have To

    We’ve seen these before, but this one from Photo Etc. Online in addition to letting you turn a 20-ounce soft-drink bottle into a monopod for your snapshot camera, it can also clip your camera to a car window or other flat surface that might be handy. It’ll only hold a camera up to a pound in weight and you’ll need to have the bottle filled with some fluid, or else, you know… Read More

  • Sony Finds Self With GPS Device

    Sony Finds Self With GPS Device

    Sony announced today the second addition to its NAV-U line of GPSes. The NV-U71T has a 3.5-inch, antiglare screen and the unit attaches to your windshield with a suction cup. The new GPS utilizes a Gesture Command function that allows users to access specific commands by signing a specific motion across the touch-sensitive display. It also includes about 7 million points of interest preloaded on… Read More

  • Idio: A Personalized Flash Mag on Music and Design

    Idio is a Flash magazine launching tomorrow that will deliver personalized content and rich media advertising regarding design and music. Angel funded and based in the UK, I think Idio stands a strong chance of succeeding. It could also be an important look into the future. Here’s how it will work. Users are asked to identify themselves demographically and use sliders to express their… Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Smartphone Documents Leaked, Launch Imminent

    Looks like Cingular’s going to be releasing their 8525 quite soonish now – we’re looking at the first week of November – much to the delight of smartphone lovers everywhere (on Cingular). In case you didn’t know, the Cingular 8525 is the successor to the Cingular 8125, with tri-band UMTS/HSDPA, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 400MHz processor, Windows Mobile 5, 64MB SDRAM… Read More

  • Apple's Magsafe Plane Adapter

    MacBook Pros this morning, the Magsafe Plane adapter lets you safely plug into the airplane’s DC power ports – not available on el cheap-o Southwest flights. The power adapter may look like the one in your car, but trust us, it doesn’t work there. The adapter can only power your MacBook Pro/MacBook while in use, it can’t charge it up. That’s due to the fact… Read More

  • BlackBerry and Treo Devices Get Opera Mini

    As much as we like the BlackBerry, we have to say their default browser sucks a bit of goat cheese. So it’s probably great news to everyone that Opera’s just released a version for both BBs and Treos (Palm Treos, most likely, since WM already had a version). There are three ways to get the browser: 1) Point your phone’s current browser to http://mini.opera.com; 2) Send an SMS… Read More