Devin Coldewey

Devin Coldewey is a Seattle-based writer and photographer. He first wrote for TechCrunch in 2007. He has also written for, NBC News, DPReview, The Economist/GE’s Look Ahead, and others.

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  • Original flavor Eee PC for ¥100, no gaijin please

    If you’re in Japan and don’t have the scrilla to lay out for an Eee (really though, is it that much?), head over to a Kojima store and pick yourself up one for ¥100, and get a free 3G USB modem. That’s about 75 cents to us Americans. What’s the catch, apart from it only being available in Japan? Well, first of all it’s the original, 7-inch, 4GB Eee &mdash… Read More

  • Hot new render of RED's Scarlet!

    So pretty. So chunky. And it’ll fit in the palm of your hand. That’s the lens on the left, where the focus ring will be; the cutaway right at right is either aperture or zoom, most likely aperture since it looks notched. It’s also possible it could be a multi-use wheel. Jannard says in the forum that there are still some surprises left (he cites “competition”… Read More

  • Garmin's new GPS line: the Oregon, several flavors available

    These look pretty nice. Garmin’s new GPS line, dubbed Oregon, is all touchscreen (possibly troublesome for rugged button-lovers), kind of chubby, and comes in three basic flavors: The 200, which has only the base map and is missing some cool features like an altimeter and compass ($480) The 300, which has a worldwide map and those other things but no details or topos($530) The 400… Read More

  • Good Old Games porting and selling awesome old DOS games

    Oh hell yes. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. While sites like Abandonia and Home of the Underdogs have been incredibly good to my addiction to old-school DOS and Windows games, but more often than not it takes a lot of emulator tweaking, unofficial patching, and even command line magic to make those old things work. And along comes Good Old Games, my new lord and… Read More

  • Seagate drops a 1.5TB Barracuda HDD

    Not too much to say about this other than yes, it’s big. 7200RPM, 3.5 inches, and a lot of space for all your legitimate and tasteful media. If you’re eco-conscious, however, it’s probably better to go with their new line of 1TB drives, which use much less power. Or, if you’re rich, a few Memoright arrays are the way to go. Read More

  • Most popular posts for Wednesday, July 9

    Today’s Top Posts: Blackberry Thunder’s keyboard kicks ass, reportedly and that post’s evil twin: BlackBerry Thunder isn’t quite ready for production, keyboard stinks Japanese company unveils solar-powered wireless keyboard Samsung announces YouTube friendly SC-MX20 60GB Xbox 360 on the way says leaked e-mail Meet Black OX, Gigantor’s rival robot (and pre-order… Read More

  • Kodak releasing tiny super-easy Zi6 HD camcorder

    The field of tiny camcorders is going to blow up. Things like the Flip Mino are going to take over whether we like it or not (we don’t), because they’re so dang convenient. No bells, no whistles, just push-button controls and super-easy connectivity and YouTube uploading. Well, Kodak is announcing a new tiny camcorder called the Zi6, which sounds more capable than the popular… Read More

  • The Vigor Colossus desktop powerhouse PC: it's as manly as it sounds

    Those of us in the prestigious pro blogging field could probably get by with a Newton for all the processing power we use (or even a MacBook Air in a pinch), but not everyone is so modest in their needs. Developers, CG artists, and HD video editors need an insane amount of cycles to do their work, and they probably don’t care if their rig costs over seven thousand dollars. I… Read More

  • Nvidia committing to newfangled 55nm process

    Son, I remember the days when chips were 55 meters! Ain’t no one ever even heard of a nano back then. Had troops o’ monkeys cartin’ ice packs to and from the walk-in freezer just to keep that machine from meltin’ down and burying us all in hot copper — dag nabbit! Seriously, though. Nvidia’s newest, fastest cards are being done on a 55nm process, which… Read More

  • OCZ make-a special RAM for your gaming lap-a-top

    Those DIMMs may not look that special, but they’re secretly sweet. These DDR3 modules are much faster and use less power than what you’ve got in your laptop right now, although I’m skeptical that laptop RAM uses more electricity than, say, the fans (especially in a high-performance laptop). Still, any saving of power is welcome, especially when your main concern with a laptop… Read More

  • New Wolfenstein to breach the surface at E3?

    The grand-daddy of FPSes (if you don’t count The Eidolon) is coming back for another round and may show its face next week. I’m super pumped about this; Return to Castle Wolfenstein was an awesome game, and Enemy Territory is up there with Tribes as one of my favorite multiplayer games of all time. And buddy, I was good at it, too. Anyway, Raven Software, responsible for the… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Tuesday, July 8th

    Today’s Top Posts: Wired gets a hands-on with the iPhone 3G OS, not that impressive [Update] Reiser leads police to wife’s body Sony releases PS3 2.41 update: Should fix those nasty 2.40 bugs Drobo 2 revealed: Dual FireWire 800 ports! The Japanese can even rest in peace eco-friendly Denon presents their first noise-cancelling headphones ScanLife: Barcode scanning for the 21st… Read More

  • The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)

    I have bad vision. Not super bad, but bad enough that I should probably have contacts (I lost my glasses three years ago). But whenever I see contacts in the wild, they’re dry, scratchy, or forgotten overnight; do I really want to endure that, or am I okay with my 20/50-ish vision? Well, new developments coming down the pipes from some optics-boffins may convince me to take the… Read More

  • Hasselblad's H3D-II 50 has 50 megapixels just for you

    Now here’s a nice-looking camera.It might even take nice pictures! With an FPS of 1 and max ISO of 400, it’s obviously not for action shots or taking to the club, but if you’re a product or portrait photographer, this might be a nice investment — if you’ve got the lenses to go with it. After all, with an image of that size (they’re 300MB each… Read More

  • Bungie announcing something at E3 – please let it be more Marathon

    It’s far more likely it’s just a playable build of Halo Wars or something, but I wish they’d make a return to the labyrinthine hallways and insane AIs of my favorite FPS of yore, Marathon. The reason we are all a-twitter is this little snippet from the hosts when ending Bungie’s latest podcast: Brian: Isn’t there something going on on July 14th or something… Read More

  • Drobo 2 revealed: Dual FireWire 800 ports!

    We’ve been over the Drobo a few times, as well a couple of alternatives (I like this one), and I’ve always considered it a good product with one major drawback: it’s only USB 2.0. For people doing video editing or frequently copying super-big files, this meant unacceptable wait times, although for everyone else it was a jolly good backup system. Well, Data Robotics heard… Read More

  • Most popular posts for July 7th, 2008

    Today’s Top Posts: Toyota to sell solar panel-equipped Prius next year Vodafone NZ iPhone 3G plans: $200 per month for 1 gig of data Pioneer develops world’s first 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity What else can you get from AT&T for $199? Panasonic presents electric bike recharging its battery via the braking system Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week Rogers gets… Read More

  • Rock Band 2 guitar and drums priced to pre-order on Amazon

    We’ve got prices, people. For the standalone instruments, anyway, and only for the Wii at that, but it helps give a ballpark. At $70 the guitar is 20 bucks more expensive than what the year-old guitar is going for right now, and the drums at $90 are similarly more than the current ones. Looks like the pricing is more or less analogous with the old setup, and this is for pre-order… Read More

  • Vodafone NZ iPhone 3G plans: $200 per month for 1 gig of data

    Oh my god! Are they insane? The Vodafone New Zealand site is choking right now is back up, and this appears to be the most god-awful money-grabbing scheme I’ve ever seen in this dirty business. I feel for you guys in Canada but this is highway robbery on a whole other scale. First of all, the phone costs a freaking small fortune unless you go with their most expensive plan. And if you… Read More

  • Here Comes The iPhone App Store

    Fearless Leader Mike Arrington notes that the iPhone App Store is approaching: It looks like green lights all the way for the launch of the iPhone App Store this week. Most developers have been told they must submit their applications by 12 PM PDT today (Monday) to be considered for inclusion in the launch. He thinks the store might even launch early, to give consumers a chance to see what… Read More