• Samsung Develops Hi-Res LCD That Automatically Adjusts Brightness

    With Samsung and LG churning out “world’s first” almost everyday, it’s no surprise SK owns the world market in mobile phones and bleeding-edge technology that makes others drool. Samsung, for example, just announced a 2.1-inch LCD panel that comes equipped with sensors that automatically adjust brightness to ensure you don’t have to squint and tilt your screen to… Read More

  • Dude Discovers WoW Girlfriend Is A Dude

    Sometimes dealing with a relationship can be tough. Poor John Harrison, who is a 20-year-old college sophomore, found out recently that his in-game World of Warcraft “girlfriend” was actually a 27-year-old who lives at home with his parents and works used to work at Burger King. For months, John was truly in love with an elf known as Chelxai whom he met through his guild. After… Read More

  • Samsung K3 Digital Audio Player Dipped in Red and Green Paint

    Samsung knows that the perfect way to give a consumer electronics product more life or buzz is to dip it into a giant can of paint. Behold, the reborn Yepp K3 digital audio player, now in [Christmas] red and green. Like always with these fruitily-colored devices, the specs haven’t changed at all. Not that they’re bad or anything, with storage capacities of 1, 2 and 4GB and a… Read More

  • Microsoft Buys Netflix

    …founder Reed Hastings a lunch at the local bistro, surely to welcome him on to Microsoft’s board. That’s right, Mr. Hastings has now joined Microsoft as an official board-member, most likely to bring the two companies closer together. With Netflix’s VOD service and Microsoft delving deeper into video-based services, the two could really get the fire started. Remember… Read More

  • John McCain's MySpace Page "Enhanced"

    Someone on Presidential hopeful John McCain’s staff is going to be in trouble today. They used a well known template to create his Myspace page. The template was designed by Newsvine Founder and CEO Mike Davidson (original template is here). Davidson gave the template code away to anyone who wanted to use it, but asked that he be given credit when it was used, and told users to host… Read More

  • Apple TV OS Runs Off External HD, Mac Mini (Sorta)

    The above video you see is the Apple TV OS running off of an external hard drive. How? Well after a little DIY action and cracking open the Apple TV, someone dumped the contents of the drive, modified some files, and loaded it up via an external USB drive hook up. It appears to work just fine, though we don’t get why you’d want to run the Apple TV OS on another Mac, since other… Read More

  • I-O Data Shows Off Next-Gen Landisk Home Network Storage Amid Much Secrecy

    Gabbo, Gabbo, Gabbo! That’s how I-O Data is introducing its new Landisk home network storage dealie. (Think of it like an Apple TV, just with more built-in storage and less panache.) It’s an evolution of their old Landisk, now with Gigabit Ethernet and room for four hard disks. For whatever reason, I-O Data chose to shroud its launch in secrecy, telling us—in Japanese, no… Read More

  • Winners Of The YouTube Awards

    Earlier, I briefly discussed the first YouTube Awards show that would be taking place. Time has passed, the people have spoken, and the winners are out! OK Go’s “Here it Goes Again” video won most-creative, while “Ask a Ninja” won best-series. Other complete dorks and losers winners include Terra Naomi for best music video, “The Winekone” for best… Read More

  • Text While Driving In NJ, Receive A Fine

    New Jersey is already corrupt enough. I grew up there and truth be told, some of the laws the state has are ridiculous. A few years ago, a law was passed that allows police to pull you over and fine you just for talking on a cellphone. Now Corzine & Co. are kicking it up a notch by proposing a law that would allow police to pull you over and fine you for texting. The fine would be between… Read More

  • Synaptics: The Prada and the Scrawla


    I popped by Synaptics today, just on a whim, and was lucky to catch the LG Prada in its native habitat: lying, unloved, on a table. All that was missing was a credit card and some blow and we’d have an image of the phone’s true future milieu. But I digress. Read More

  • Gemini eXplo: A Tiny, Little Phone-based Sim


    What do you get when you meld Second Life with mobile ad serving with Japanese teenagers? eXplo.
    Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Paint Job Edition

    Napster+AT&T=Free Music
    WiFi/RF-Blocking Paint To Hit Stores
    Build Your Own Car (If You’re Living In Japan)
    iRiver T50: 1GB of Cookie-Cutting
    Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Concludes Read More

  • Treo 750 to get WinMo 6

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=7772038415366662699&hl=en Palm will announce today that which we already knew: the Treo 750 will get a Windows Mobile 6 makeover slightly later this year. New versions of the device will ship with the mobile OS pre-installed and an update will be released for existing owners. Joe Fabris, director of wireless solutions at Palm, Inc. Read More

  • Web Services Coming To Twitter

    Earlier this year we talked about the usefulness of a simple command line to query multiple web services via a set syntax. Yubnub, one of the web services we discussed, does just that. Enter “Weather 90210″ into Yubnub and get the weather from Weather.com. Or query thousands of other services with that single command line. A subtle upcoming change to Twitter’s API will allow… Read More

  • Microsoft's ZenZui Launches Mobile Widget Browser

    TechCrunch has covered the release of a new mobile widget platform, ZenZui, who launched their mobile widget browser this morning. The browser has lets users search through a grid of 36 widget tiles by panning and zooming around the grid by touchscreen or keypad. Each of the widgets in the browser serves as a mobile optimized interface to a website like Zillow or Amazon. It’s essentially… Read More

  • ZenZui is All Sorts of Hotness

    Microsoft today announced the launch of ZenZui, a zooming interface for mobile devices. The software was financed by Redmond, but developed by an independent company with the ambition to “transform the way people engage, consume and interact with Web content through a revolutionary mobile user experience and information ecosystem.” As you can see in the video, it is indeed a… Read More

  • Microsoft Spins Off ZenZui, Mobile Browsing Via Widgets

    Microsoft-backed ZenZui launched this morning. It’s a new mobile browser that aims to make surfing the web on your mobile device easier through widgets. The application that lets you surf over a 6×6 grid of website widgets by panning and zooming around the grid. Each of the widgets is a mobile optimized version of a website you interact with by zooming into it. From the looks of… Read More

  • Kyocera: HOT SCOOPZ


    One stand-out device I saw this evening was the Kyocera E5000, an oddly shaped cellie with a fluid, sexy aesthetic. No real info yet, but really the draw is the design. Look at that odd hinge. Look at the chrome. Sex in a clamshell, correct? Best of all, we got the hot scoop on a new U.S. carrier, Carrier Logo. It seems Kyocera is making this phone just for them and we’ll hound them all… Read More

  • HTC Shift: Vista In Your Pants


    Didn’t get a good shot of this UMPC under glass but it was quite small and promising. I’ve pretty much given up on UMPCs as a mainstream set of devices, but bless HTC for making a go of it again. This wee one has wireless, a 7-inch touchscreen, and supports WAN like UMTS and GSM. We’ll grabs some better photos when they take it out of its cryogenic case. Read More

  • 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

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