dead

  • Wired Declares The Web Is Dead—Don't Pull Out The Coffin Just Yet

    Wired Declares The Web Is Dead—Don't Pull Out The Coffin Just Yet

    The Web is dead, or at least in decline, declares Wired editor Chris Anderson in the magazine’s September cover story. The article is anchored by the startling infographic above, which shows the proportion of different types of traffic on the Internet. The Web, HTML traffic visible though a browser, is only about a quarter (23%) of the overall traffic, down from about half a decade ago. Read More

  • Amazon's convenient packaging hates hard drives

    Amazon's convenient packaging hates hard drives

    I like Amazon’s “frustration free” packaging. When I ordered my copy of Command & Conquer 4, it came in that easy to open package, and it makes sense: why put a dvd in a box with a bag of air, and waste all that shipping? Would I trust a hard drive to that packaging? No way in hell. Read More

  • Can we get it over with and declare Blu-ray dead already?

    Can we get it over with and declare Blu-ray dead already?

    Who else thinks Blu-ray is doomed? I mean, other than Steve Jobs? ZDNet’s Robin Harris does, and he makes a decent argument. Consider the following: only 4 percent of movie discs sold in the U.S. are Blu-ray discs; these discs often don’t play reliably on your more-than-likely expensive player (as I found out this week); it costs a tremendous amount of money to author Blu-ray… Read More

  • Sharper Image up for sale

    Sharper Image up for sale

    While it’s no Ionic Breeze air purifier (“Now with more cancer!”), Sharper Image is up for sale after going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It’s shares recently closed at 23 cents. That’s right: the sellers of the RoboRaptor are in penny stock territory. “Given the present retail climate and specialty nature of the company, as well as the limited… Read More

  • SPOT watches dead

    SPOT watches dead

    Sorry, SPOT fans. MSN Direct is no longer adding SPOT technology to watches and is essentially scrapping the Smart Watch program. The project has been dying a slow death for years now and with the addition of MSN Direct to GPS and Mobile devices it seems they’re focusing on using the network for more powerful products. SPOT service will still be transmitted to the watches, but no new… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: P&G Considers, Drops Robotic Cleaner

    Patent Monkey: P&G Considers, Drops Robotic Cleaner

    A fact about innovation is that ideas that are tried fail much more often than they succeed. Frequently, a team can shut down a dead project long before anyone in the market knows it was even attempted. In the case of companies like P&G that patent protect concepts as they are being market tested, some cleaning up becomes necessary after the fact. Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Dell Axes The Axim

    CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Dell Axes The Axim

    Look at that headline! So much humor contained in such a small sentence! Anyways, yesterday Dell announced that it would no longer be producing its Axim line of PDAs and the company has no further plans to do a follow-up product. If were like every other site on the net, we’d give you the history of the Axim, but CrunchGear cuts straight through the bull to deliver the facts you want. Read More