s3

  • Samsung Pebble, S3 MP3 players show great promise

    Not to be confused with the PEBL, the Samsung Pebble music player is about the size of the iPod Shuffle and features the same basic button layout although this model has a few EQ presets for the EQ inclined. The players have 1GB of on-board memory and play back MP3, WMA, and OGG. I really have no problems with this thing. It’s almost perfect: small, compact, colorful, and probably cheap. Read More

  • HP offers unlimited online storage with 'Upline'

    And Hewlett Packard, ladies and gentlemen, becomes the first company to offer unlimited online stor — oh, really? Okay. And Hewlett Packard joins a long line of competitors offering unlimited online storage with its new Upline service. It costs $5 per month for one user, $7 per month for a family of three, or $9 per month for three business licenses (expandable to 100). It only works on… Read More

  • Video: Samsung YP-S3 briefly fawned over

    This video showing off the Samsung YP-S3 has started floating around the Internet, and we’re not not above embedding it here. The brief introduction to the diminutive portable media player tells us a few things. For one, and most troubling to me, personally, is the inclusion of touch-sensitive buttons. Real buttons make better buttons (unless it’s haptic, then never mind this… Read More

  • Sleek 'S3' apparently has a clarity-enhancing finish

    If you’re in Korea, you’ll soon be able to pick up ACELAB’s new S3 portable media player which, according to a company official, is surrounded by a special finish that’s supposed to “enhance the clarity of the LCD for better viewing experience.” Clarity-enhancement aside, you’ll get a built-in speaker, FM radio, voice recording, an image viewer, FM… Read More

  • S3 Standy: Make Every Day Earth Day And Save Some Money

    Earth Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we should go back to our Earth-killing habits. Many desktop PC owners blatantly overlook the low power settings on PCs that still allow functionality of network drives and/or remote applications while in Standby state. Maybe, it is a blatant disregard, but with a little guidance you can do some good for the Earth and, possibly, save a… Read More

  • Amazon S3 Reaches 5 Billion Stored Objects

    While I was busy announcing the upcoming TechCrunch20 conference and picking fights with venture capitalists today, Dan Farber was covering the news at the Web 2.0 Expo. One of the more interesting disclosures to surface: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announced that their S3 storage-on-demand service, which launched just thirteen months ago, surpassed 5 billion stored objects. This is up from… Read More

  • Amazon releases early info on S3 storage use

    Just over three months ago Amazon made a major move beyond online retail with the launch of its S3 grid storage service. The company today released some information about the program’s early progress. Online storage as a utility might seem unexciting to some, but it could be a real boon to innovation. S3 just passed 800 million discrete objects stored and has some interesting… Read More

  • TalkCrunch: Podcast with Amazon S3 Grid Storage Team

    Episode 3 of TalkCrunch is up. We invited in two key Amazon S3 team members, Adam Selipsky (VP of Product Management and Developer Relations for Amazon Web Services) and Dave Barth (Product Manager for S3), to talk about Amazon’s exciting new Grid Storage web service. As I wrote previously, S3 provides a terrific opportunity for startups with great ideas for a storage user interface to… Read More

  • Amazon: Grid Storage Web Service Launches

    Amazon Web Service is launching a new web service tonight called S3 – which stands for “Simple Storage Service”. It is a storage service backend for developers that offers “a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs”. I was able to speak with Adam Selipsky (Amazon Web Services VP of Product Management and… Read More