• Samsung UpStage

    Samsung UpStage


    I was lucky to get my hands on the Samsung UpStage this evening and saw a mobile music phone with enough of a draw to warrant even, maybe, potentially, downloading from a mobile music store. Clearly the real draw here is the idea that you can literally turn the phone into a dedicated music player instead of relying on a half-assed piece of music playing software. In the flesh, the phone is… Read More

  • GrandCentral A Little Too "Beta" For Some

    New telephone management startup GrandCentral is off to a solid start. They showed a preview of the service at the DEMO conference last year, and we gave GrandCentral a solid review, as did Rafe Needleman and others. The idea is simple, and compelling for many people with lots of phone numbers. GrandCentral will issue you a new local phone number for free. You then connect your existing… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Pics Leaked

    It looks as if the rumors of a black Xbox 360 codenamed Elite are true. These pics are straight from the factory in China and they’ll be equipped with the beefy 120GB HDD we’ve been dreaming about. No confirmation on HDMI, but this is better than nothing. Apparently, Xbox 360 fanboy had to invert the last picture to reveal the actual tagging on top of the HD since the pics had… Read More

  • The Efficient Crank Call Tool

    The Efficient Crank Call Tool

    We heard about a new “startup” yesterday. You type in a phone number and tell it how many times you would like the service to call it. The service will then call the phone that number of times. We’re not going to say the name of it, or link to it, because it has no practical use and can be used to crank call people incessantly. The entrepreneur argues that it is useful for… Read More

  • Gemini eXplo: Like Second Life for Your First Phone

    Gemini eXplo: Like Second Life for Your First Phone


    I’ve been scouring CTIA for MobileCrunch worthy material and I think I’ve found something. What do you get when you meld Second Life with mobile ad serving with Japanese teenagers? eXplo. EXplo is an odd 3D environment that runs on almost any handset and allows you to chat, share photos, and view video and stream music in a simulated world. The world I saw was fairly small &mdash… Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Rumor #284756389


    Well, this one may not be a rumor, but let’s just say it is until something official comes along. This picture was taken from a GameStop promo poster advertising the rumored 120GB HDD that we’ve all been lusting over for months. Maybe it’s apart of the Elite package, but isn’t it supposed to be all black? It could just be the HD upgrade we’ve been looking for. Read More

  • BlackBerry Addiction To Hit All Time High

    BlackBerry addiction is about to reach another level and I, for one, am not looking forward to it…or am I? It’s bad enough that I play Sudoku on the train and ignore the world, but can you imagine what I’ll be like if I have Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones? I’ll probably miss my stop – repeatedly. Gameloft has announced they will be selling games for… Read More

  • Napster+AT&T=Free Music

    Starting April 1, AT&T customers will have access to over three million songs through Napster To Go for an entire year, free of charge. This service applies to wireless handset users with the right plan as well as customers who have home phone and broadband triple-pack bundle services. What makes the deal even sweeter than the year of free service is the ability to stream music to a handful… Read More

  • MarketWatch Adds Community Stock Predictor

    MarketWatch Adds Community Stock Predictor

    Financial news site MarketWatch added a number of new features to their site recently, including a single search box (you no longer need to look up stock symbols separately) and a new user-generated stock price predictor called MarketPerception. The predictor is a small widget included on every stock listing page (example). Users are asked whether the stock will move up or down on the next… Read More

  • Cellular e-Book Concept

    You know what? Screw you and your smartphone. You think you’re all worldly with your Web browsing and email, but you’re limited to that 3″ screen, tops. The new hotness comes from Polymer Vision and its new E-Ink cellbook. Using the flexible nature of electronic ink, the book opens from a size similar to a 5-year old cellphone to a UMPC-sized display, meaning you get real… Read More

  • Are You a Top 12 Connected Innovator?

    Are You a Top 12 Connected Innovator?

    The submission process for for the Connected Innovators program at Supernova 2007 is now open. I co-sponsored this event with Kevin Werbach from Supernova last year, and we had an excellent batch of startups present to the audience. Here’s how it works: Companies need to submit a brief application by April 27 that summarizes what makes their product groundbreaking and buzzworthy. The… Read More

  • Vista Shows Strong Global Sales

    Vista Shows Strong Global Sales

    Microsoft announced today that its new Vista OS debuted to strong sales figures. It claims that the much heralded OS has exceeded 20 million licenses, more than double the initial sales figures of Windows XP. These figures represent copies shipped to PC manufacturers, as well as copies of upgrades and the full packaged product sold to retailers and upgrades ordered through the Windows… Read More

  • WiFi/RF-Blocking Paint To Hit Stores

    We’ve covered tech paint before, but this is an interesting idea. If it does indeed work, this special stuff helps keep your WiFi inside your home. It essentially acts as tinfoil, blocking the radio waves that WiFi travels on, meaning that if you use this on your exterior walls, snooping neighbors won’t have access to your base station. Sadly, it’s not smart; it… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Launches First 3G Phone for US-and-A

    Sony-Ericsson’s phones have gotten sexier as they’ve matured, much like yours truly. We’ve gotten word about a couple of new phones set to hit the US market, including one the Z750 with HSDPA, most likely headed to AT&T. Beside the 3G connectivity, it has a cool mirrored clamshell with a hidden LCD. It includes a 2-megapixel camera with an M2 card slot and a nifty… Read More

  • BlueAnt Supertooth Light Bluetooth Speakerphone


    Though BlueAnt is calling this a speakerphone, it’s just a full-duplex, high-performance speaker. Well, not just a full-duplex, high-performance speaker of course, but the Supertooth Light is for hands-free use of your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices (up to five can be simultaneously paired with the unit). The $99 Supertooth Light features Clear Voice Capture and Digital Signal… Read More

  • Microsoft Thinks It's Cool, Crashes PS3 Euro Launch

    Microsoft Thinks It's Cool, Crashes PS3 Euro Launch

    Sony launched its super awesome PS3 in Europe on Friday and Microsoft was there to kick sand in Sony’s face. How professional. The software giant pulled a bunch of childish stunts (not that it’s the first time) to distract Sony’s fans from enjoying themselves. In London, Microsoft handed out a bunch of chairs to folks waiting in line with a Web site address; the Web site… Read More

  • UPS Launches Delivery Intercept Service

    As far as my experiences with UPS go, they have to be one of the worst shipping companies ever. But with this new “Delivery Intercept” service, I may be willing to give them another shot. The service allows you to take control over an already-shipped package by allowing you, the recipient of the package, to either return the parcel to the sender, deliver to another address, reroute… Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Concludes

    Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Concludes

    Sorry I didn’t announce this on Friday as I had promised. A vicious case of Strep throat has floored me for the past few days. Anyway, I know it’s late, but I’m sure you all would still like to know who was the final winner for our Crumpler Geek Travel Contest. Remember, each of our winners will receive one of three Crumpler bags of their choosing worth up to $120. So who won… Read More

  • Nike+ Workout System Coming To All Nike Running Shoes By Year's End

    Nike+ Workout System Coming To All Nike Running Shoes By Year's End

    Nike plans to expand its Nike+ iPod nano workout system to all of its running shoes by the end of the year. The AP just interviewed one of the company’s execs where he wouldn’t commit to a specific date or anything, since that’d be convenient and useful. Right now, the system only works with a handful of Nike’s running shoes, including the Air Equalon+. (Any pair of… Read More

  • MOTZ DIY Music Box Turns That Blow-Up Doll Into An MP3 Player

    MOTZ DIY Music Box Turns That Blow-Up Doll Into An MP3 Player

    Straight outta Korea comes the MOTZ DIY Music Box, an extremely basic MP3 player designed to fit inside everyday objects. Equipped with USB 2.0, 256MB of storage, and MP3/WMA/OGG support, this tiny device is perfect for turning your unused objects around the house into music players. That underwear you haven’t washed in months? Now it’s an MP3 player! Those drugs the police seized… Read More