• CrunchGear’s John Biggs live from the iPhone line

    iPhone 3G? “No sweat!” says Biggs. Quick call-in with our intrepid editor. Use the link below to listen live at 11 Eastern… http://www.blogtalkradio.com/CrunchGear/2008/07/11/CrunchGear-Editor-John-Biggs-Live-from-the-iPhone-Line UPDATE: If you listened to the call-in, Biggs mentioned that the store was running out of iPhones. Just got e-mail confirmation from him that the… Read More

  • Not iPhone: New super-mobile robot for use in war, disaster and emergency situations

    (video from Diginfo, Inc. with special permission for crunchgear.com) Robots capable of supporting humans under extreme conditions are not really a new idea. However, now the so-called Kenaf Resuce Robot developed by the Japan’s International Rescue System Institute (IRS) seems to have risen the bar. The latest version of the robot – presented during… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Seagate introduces new 1.5TB desktop drive, two 500GB notebook drives

    Seagate has just given storage a bump across the board with the introduction of a 1.5-terabyte 3.5-inch hard drive – the Barracuda 7200.11 (running at 7,200 RPM) – and two 500-gigabyte 2.5-inch drives – the Momentus 5400.6 and Momentus 7200.4 (running at 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM, respectively). All three drives use the Serial ATA interface, the two 7,200 RPM drives sling… Read More

  • VoIP On My iPhone

    While most iPhone users are stuck with an iBrick this morning as Apple’ servers can’t complete the last step of the upgrade process, those of us smart enough to take the unofficial upgrade route 24 hours ago are happily trying out new App Store Apps. This morning I turned my iPhone into a VoIP phone by installing the new Truphone iPhone app (Truphone company profile). One of the… Read More

  • AT&T updates 3G coverage maps [Update]

    AT&T has updated its maps showing its 3G coverage areas. The ones from yesterday were apparently from March. For whatever reason, AT&T’s site is slow as grim death, so loading the new map may take you a while. Remember: AT&T is constantly expanding its 3G coverage, and says it’ll have the top 350 cellphone markets covered before the end of the year. [Update]: Hello… Read More

  • Epic Fail: Six Million iBricks… and Growing

    Well this is a fine kettle of fish. iPhone activations have essentially gone down and everyone – from folks updating their old phones to new 3G activators – are stuck with bricks until traffic dies off. Reader Brent reports: Hey Just a heads up…my iPhone, and looking at their forums, everyone else’s iPhones are bricks because the last step of their update process is… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Video: You Suck At Photoshop #12: Measurement Log

    http://www.mydamnchannel.com/xml/mdc_embed.swf?episode=819 Ronnie, not Donnie, has gone amok! This is, in all honesty, one of my favorite Web shows. I’m so happy that Donnie is back. Read More

  • Not iPhone: Konami sues Harmonix over music game patent infringements

    Flickr’d, a real rock band Konami has sued Harmonix, alleging that Rock Band infringes on several of its music game-related patents. Karaoke Revolution first came out in North America in 2003, several years before both Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Now Konami wants Harmonix to pay up. Apparently Harmonix hasn’t received the official complaint yet, so it hasn’t said anything in… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

    Oh hey there, this should be interesting. Remember the Roku Netflix set-top box that came out a little while ago? Well Roku has just released the code under the GPL, which got the MythTV community buzzing about getting its popular open source media center software onto the Roku box. If you think about it, the $99 box would be a nice little option for running MythTV, as there’s HDMI… Read More

  • The GOP Launches Site (And Facebook App) To Solicit Policy Proposals. Why Aren't the Democrats Doing This?

    The GOP wants you to help it figure out its party platform. Today, the Republican Platform Committee launched a site to gather comments and policy suggestions directly from the party faithful (and anyone else willing to give up their e-mail address). They also launched a corresponding Facebook app. The idea ostensibly is to gather feedback and debate about policy issues such as national… Read More

  • Not iPhone: The FCC wants to punish Comcast for obstructing Internet traffic

    Comcast Center aka The Citadel. Flickr’d The FCC wants to punish Comcast for blocking its customers’ access to the Internet. That, of course, in part refers to the company’s practice of blocking BitTorrent. Kevin Martin—yes, that Kevin Martin—had this to say: We found that Comcast’s actions in this instance violated our principles [of open access to… Read More

  • iPhone has taken over Twitter (plus a special iPhone message)

    Go ahead and type “iPhone” into Twitter search engine Summize, and you’ll see just how much Apple’s phone has captured the hearts and minds of the tech élite. Some Tweets are rather negative, though: • KyleFlaherty: kind of happy that I’m traveling today and escaping iPhone mania • indigoskynet: Oh, clearly I’m gonna get sick of today real fast. Read More

  • Not iPhone: Sony says "no" to price cuts for the Playstation 3

    It seems the Playstation 3 will not get cheaper anytime soon. Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Nobuyuki Oneda said today in Singapore the company will not reduce the price of the console for the foreseeable future. According to Oneda, Sony currently tries to improve profitability of its gaming business by lowering production costs for the Playstation 3. Apparently, the company also… Read More

  • Live Stream of iPhone Launch From Palo Alto's Apple Store

    Today marks the official launch of Apple’s 3G iPhone, and many people have been camping out in front of the company’s retail stores for days in anticipation of the phone’s release. We’re streaming from the Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto so that all of you can live vicariously through us and experience the thrill of a real, live iPhone launch. We’ll begin… Read More

  • Live iPhone 3G unboxing, review

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=c3124deb04c844fe8c8d45ba39279eda&vid=126893&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous One more video after the jump. Also, I used the Nokia N95 8GB to stream all of… Read More

  • Guardian Media Group Acquires Paid Content For $30 Million

    It’s getting kind of lonely out here as an independent blogging startup. In May Ars Technica was picked up by Wired. Today Kara Swisher and Marshall Kirkpatrick report that blog network Paid Content’s parent company ContentNext Media is being acquired by The Guardian Group for $30 million or more, including earnout. Paid Content is led by CEO Nathan Richardson, and was founded in… Read More

  • Live iPhone 3G Unboxing and Review

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=e91645a8f9674bd19484d64bd46c5729&vid=126918&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Sorry about the delay. I embedded the wrong code. Old video is after the jump. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Smoke and Mirrors Edition

    Senate approves new spying bill
    Nathan Schwartz crowned National Texting Champion
    Sega Toys Japan unveils overly cute robot dog that responds to commands
    Belkin’s Eee cases coming to Target in September
    This app turns your iPhone mobile phone into an abacus Read More

  • Live iPhone 3G unboxing and review

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=c3124deb04c844fe8c8d45ba39279eda&vid=126893&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Read More

  • The Enterprise iPhone Twitter Connection

    By Friday night we will all be sick of the iPhone 3G news. But even if you stick with your current model, the 2.0 software upgrade is still a big deal. From a consumer perspective, the important takeaways appear to be significant social media application competition between Loopt, MySpace, Facebook, and even AIM with its Buddy List/Social Graph. The iTunes Remote application foreshadows… Read More

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