• Daily Crunch: Gumshoe Edition

    Who Killed CES?
    iPhone != Newton?
    Blackberry Pearl Goes White
    Pioneer Shallow Subwoofer
    Have An Intel Mac? Have Five Bucks? Ok, You Can Use 802.11n Read More

  • Netflix, I Was Just Kidding About Breaking Up With You

    Last month I wrote a post called “Why I Am Breaking Up With Netflix” that outlined the reasons I was switching to BlockBuster’s Total Access after years as a loyal Netflix customer. BlockBuster’s new offering, which basically turns every mailed movie into a coupon for a free movie at any BlockBuster outlet, has been a huge success. BlockBuster now has 2.2 million… Read More

  • Wikipedia Search Engine WikiSeek Launches

    Palo Alto based startup SearchMe has kept a low profile since being founded in March 2005. The company, which has 17 employees and raised $5 million from Sequoia Capital over two rounds, will launch a number of what founder Randy Adams calls “long tail search engines” in the near future. The first product they are launching is WikiSeek, which went live about an hour ago and will… Read More

  • Have An Intel Mac? Have Five Bucks? Ok, You Can Use 802.11n

    Sneaky Apple. I remember back in the day they made me pay for an upgrade to iChat AV (as opposed to the regular iChat at the time) when iSight came out. Now if you have an Intel Mac and you want to use it with Apple’s new 802.11n-capable Airport Extreme Base Station, you’ll need to shell out $4.99 for a software patch allowing you to use it. Seems Apple has been secretly… Read More

  • Halo 3 Legendary Edition Comes With Bitchin' Helmet

    Those who call themselves Halo fans better have $100 ready to drop come Halo 3 launch time. Walmart.com has leaked the Halo 3 Legendary Edition package, which costs $100, comes with an individual, serialized package and three bonus discs, and a Master Chief helmet. According to the site, the Legendary Edition of Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 is currently “In Stock”, but you and I both… Read More

  • CES 2007: Two Queens, No Smoking

    Since everyone else has done a post on CES, I believe it is now my turn to share my story with you. CES 2007 was terrible. At least 75% of the stuff there was terrible and compared to CES 2006, 2007’s show was utter garbage. There wasn’t a “stand out” product, the iPhone announcement basically halted activity and coverage on Tuesday, and Josh told me that when two… Read More

  • Venice Project Launch Name: Joost

    The Venice Project, the new online television startup led by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, has always been a working name for the company. Until today, no one outside the company knew name the company would eventually launch as. A tip from reader Joost Schreve led us to the domain name Joost.com: if you click the “cancel” button multiple times an unformatted web… Read More

  • Lamborghini VX2 Lappy's From Asus


    Just announced from Asus in Taiwan is the new line of Lamborghini laptops, the VX2 is based on Intel’s Centrino Duo Mobile technology and will be running Windows Vista. The new Asus is supposed to give you the feel of owning a super fast race car without the high insurance premiums. You can get one in either signature Lamborghini yellow or black with each one cast with… Read More

  • iPhone != Newton?

    CG reader Bruce sent us a note today pointing out an interesting aspect of the the iPhone decision. He writes: A lot is being said about the exclusive Cingular deal, no 3G, and the high price for a phone. How about short term positioning this as a true “pocket pc”? It has a PC O/S, wifi access for online use, great screen, etc… If Apple wants to sell this through their… Read More

  • Apple TV Gets Spec'd


    Last week’s launch of the Apple TV was met with some fanfare and a lot speculation. The fanfare came from the usual suspects, while the speculation came from everyplace else. Speculation on whether the device was redundant and what powered the $299 unit. It might be too soon to comment on redundancy, but, thanks to Apple Insider. today we, at least, have some potential answers on… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…


    I had such high hopes and big plans for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. And yet, within four hours of setting down in Las Vegas, my dreams began to crumble. I wanted to offer you, the readers, more than just constant, mind-numbing blasts of product announcements, so I scheduled more than 40 meetings with a wide variety of vendors between Sunday, January 7 and Wednesday… Read More

  • Blackberry Pearl Goes White

    T-Mobile is pulling an Apple-esque move and offering the Blackberry Pearl in white this year. The specs are still the same, but instead of a dull, depressing black shell on the outside, you now get a bright and happy sparkling white one. You can snag one for a cool $149 with a two-year contract and they’ll be available in the next week or so. Read More

  • Pioneer Shallow Subwoofer

    Pioneer’s TS-SW2541D is going where few subwoofers have gone before: into shallow spaces. The woofer requires a depth of just 3-inches to produce full-sounding bass. Read More

  • Crumpler's Brazillion Dollar Home


    Crumpler USA, makers of some of the best bags available, is readying a new flagship pack. The Brazillion Dollar Home is probably the most ridiculously full-featured bag I’ve ever encountered. The pack is made from a brushed nylon water resistant 1000d shell with a 300d ripstop lining to protect all of its precocious goodies—and it can store a lot of them. Read More

  • An Interview With a Patent Attorney: The iPhone Case

    Mmmm… that’s good legalese! Mad4MobilePhones interviewed Eric Ramage of Alexander Ramage Associates on the legality of Ciscos suit against Apple. The gist is basically that Cisco will probably get a nice fat settlement, but the various tricks and tactics used by Apple, including creating a rumored front company called Ocean Telecom in Trinidad and Tobago, smack of bad John… Read More

  • Who Killed CES?

    When I touched down at JFK last Thursday I started thinking about why I felt so dissatisfied on this trip to CES. I put those dread thoughts into the back of my mind as I fought off a CES-induced stomach flu all weekend but now that I’m fresh and seemingly five pounds lighter I finally have some time to work things out. Read More

  • iMainGo Portable Speakers at CES: Really Loud

    Well, looks like we missed another hot booth. Portable Sound Labs was showing off the iMainGo, a unique mini-speaker system for iPod that runs on four AAA batteries. The speakers have an alarm function that can be set through the speakers themselves. In terms of audio quality, the reviewer was quite pleased and the speakers offered loud sound without distortion. How much does this kit cost? A… Read More

  • Primitive Zune Chat

    My friends and I have so little to say to each other that this would be perfect. ChikaZune is a collection of graphics files that can be sent back using Zune’s phot sharing system. Each image contains containing snippets of text — “Are you busy later?” “Dude!” “I’m pregnant.” You could feasibly create a very simple conversation and… Read More

  • Multi-Touch Technology And Where It's Going Next…Oh And Apple Didn't Invent It Either!


    Like everyone else who listened to Jobs’ keynote last week, I was tickled pink to see the touch screen iPod finally be released. And I almost wet myself and shrieked with glee like a little school girl when Stevie boy announced the touch-screen iPod combined with the highly rumored iPhone. Just ask my co-workers because they thought I was having some sort of seizure or joygasm. I was… Read More

  • WeatherBill Launches, Announces All Star Investors

    San Francisco based WeatherBill, the service which lets you bet on the weather (it can also be used for insurance), took down their landing page and launched today. We wrote about the company two weeks ago while it was in private beta. WeatherBill is combining an ecommerce site with a complicated weather forecasting algorithm to sell weather insurance policies to individuals and… Read More

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