The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • PS3 Sales Take A Hit To The Tune Of 82%

    Though the initial rush for the Playstation 3 in the UK and Europe showed it being well-received and profitable, the second week of sales is just not looking good at all. Official figures from Chart Track data show that indeed, the PS3’s sales have dropped by a mind-blowing 82%. But that’s not the worst part. Titles are taking a hit too. The two most popular games, Resistance… Read More

  • D-Link DWA-643 Xtreme N ExpressCard – Long Name, Fast Speeds

    Those of you who didn’t get a Macbook Pro with 802.11n built-in or own a laptop with an ExpressCard slot, you’re actually in luck. D-Link has just released a new ExpressCard featuring Pre-N speeds — the DWA-643 Xtreme N. You’ll be covered as far as WiFi goes, as the card includes both 802.11n and 802.11g/b wireless and supports all kinds of secure encryption settings… Read More

  • Apple Cinema Displays Take a Price Cut

    With the announcement of the expensive 8-core Mac Pro, Apple must have figured it needed a little spin to keep customers’ minds off of the high price. Now the Apple Cinema Displays have been given a price cut to make us feel all warm inside. You’ll now be able to snag a 20-inch Cinema Display for $599, a 23-incher for $899, and the grand ol’ 30-inch behemoth for a mere… Read More

  • Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Not So Unlimited

    Having EVDO on a notebook when you’re out and about is certainly a treat. But all good things must come to an end and in this case, it just so happens to be the word “unlimited”. For over a year now, Verizon has been touting its EVDO data plan as “unlimited,” when in reality, if you went over 5GB of downloads a month, your service would be cancelled for fear that… Read More

  • FCC Calls to Say No Cellphones on Airplanes

    It took three years for the FCC to state that flying the friendly skies should not include jabbering on our cellphones. In a closing statement, the FCC ruled that research “provides insufficient technical information on whether the use of cellular phones onboard aircraft may cause harmful interference to terrestrial networks.” As far as I understand it, the original issue was… Read More

  • Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD Wireless Media Streamer Even Works With iTunes Music

    Apple haters or people who want a little more out-of-the-box file type compatibility than what the Apple TV offers should look at the Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD. It’s a wireless (802.11g) media streamer like Apple’s latest endeavor, but it’s a little more versatile. Like the Apple TV, it’ll wirelessly stream your music, videos and photos from your PC to a TV. Read More

  • Viacom Videos Bored YouTube Viewers

    Vidmeter, a video stats clearinghouse that covers online services like YouTube, found that only 9% of YouTube’s videos were removed for copyright violations and those videos accounted for 6% of total views. Viacom’s videos — Comedy Central stuff included — made up 2% of those videos. Most of the removed Viacom videos were music videos from MTV, not Jon… Read More

  • Free WiFi for PSP Owners

    Though not everyone is enthusiastic about a new firmware patch for the PSP (homebrewers), this update is worth jumping up and down for. Sony and T-Mobile have partnered to offer six months of free WiFi service to PSP owners. Yup, now you can roll up to the local Starbuck’s, Borders, or T-Mobile store to get your game on, completely free of charge. As a bonus, after the initial six months… Read More

  • Panasonic Upgrades Its Video Cams To HD

    Panasonic knows people love high def (especially when viewed on its own HDTVs), so it’s upgraded the old HDC-SD1 and DX1 video cameras to the high def resolution of 1920 x 1080. Reborn as the HDC-SD3 and the HDC-DX3, these video cameras record onto SD cards and DVDs (ugh, I thought discs were dying) rather than a hard drive. The DX3, the fancier of the two, can fit 90 minutes of high… Read More

  • Amp'd Mobile Being Fined $100k

    Amp’d has been a naughty, naughty MVNO! The FCC is about to lay the smackdown on Amp’d for not protecting customer data securely enough. Turns out HP hired a bunch of private detectives to call up Amp’d impersonating customers and fished data out of the mobile provider. Amp’d hasn’t been cooperating greatly with the FCC on the investigation and has 30 days to… Read More

  • Airlines Taking A Liking To WiFi

    The WSJ has a great piece on how American-based airlines are going to soon offer WiFi on flights. With the growing demand and absolute need for the Internet everywhere we go, it was only a matter of time before US-based airlines jumped on ship. According to the article, within the next 12 months, airlines will offer in-flight net connections, IM, and e-mail. The announcements are expected to… Read More

  • Apple Unveils 8-Core Mac Pro

    Out of absolutely nowhere, Apple has decided to randomly unleash the 8-core Mac Pro unto the world. As you’d probably expect though, power doesn’t come cheap. A base Mac Pro with only the CPU upgraded so it’s 8-core will cost you $4000 alone. Should you dare to upgrade the RAM and hard disks, you’re looking at a $7500 machine. Aside from the new CPU upgrade… Read More

  • DS-Xtreme Flash "Homebrew" Cart Now 2GB, Still $129

    We looked at the DS-Xtreme Nintendo DS piracy enabler (let’s be honest here: that’s what you’ll use it for) a little while back, but a common complaint against it was that it only packed 512MB of storage. Not true anymore. Now the DS-Xtreme comes with 2GB of storage for the same price as before, $129 (the same price as the DS itself, incidentally). Just think of how many… Read More

  • Google Desktop Now Available For Mac

    Google has released a beta of its Google Desktop application for Mac OS X. The application—which is a Universal Binary—indexes users’ hard drives, including fun stuff like e-mails, PDFs, apps and other files. If this sounds similar to Apple’s own Spotlight search technology, that’s because they both do essentially the same thing. Google Desktop had been available… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Backpacker Edition

    Macpack Pwns Your Backpack
    Hey, Pig: Porcine USB Card Reader
    Seagate FreeAgent Go 160GB Hands On
    Minitel 2.0
    Analyst Predicts Blackberry Launches On Sprint, T-Mobile Read More

  • Get A $60 iTunes Card For $45

    I stumbled upon a forum post on a site that shall remain nameless and discovered that Best Buy is offering quite the deal. For a limited time, Best Buy will give you a free $15 iTunes Music Store gift card when you buy three at regular price. Just head over to the site, add four $15 cards to your basket, and check out. That’s it! Now you can have a little extra content to check out on… Read More

  • Minitel 2.0

    When I was a kid I always wanted to use a Minitel terminal. These were essentially dumb terminals hooked up basic servers that allowed you to send email and get information, much like today’s postal service and newspapers. Apparently French ISP Neuf Cegetel is going to create Minitel 2.0 using a mini Linux computer and keyboard. The full kit costs 99 euro – about $130 – and… Read More

  • Moka: Wisdom at $.25 Per Message

    Are you down and out? Are you on the street? Does evening fall so hard that you’d like Paul Simon to comfort you? Fear not, brave soul. Moka has some content for you. Moka is an odd SMS service that condenses and sends the key thoughts from many popular self-help books (Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life,” Wayne Dyers “Inspiration,” God’s… Read More

  • PCs Ready Not So Vista Ready: Call the Lawyers!

    Dianne Kelley is sick of fake Vista stickers. She goes into a store, buys a computer, and finds it can’t run Microsoft Vista’s fancy Aero interface. What’s a poor woman to do? Sue! In a proposed class action lawsuit, Kelley is suing to protest the practice of putting Vista-Ready on anything and everything with a keyboard and mouse when we all know damn well that a Dell with… Read More

  • Seagate FreeAgent Go 160GB Hands On

    Looking at a device like Seagate’s FreeAgent Go 160 GB makes the average user yawn. Storage? 160GB? Feh. Boring. But Seagate has some tricks up its sleeve. In affect, the FreeAgent Go is your computer’s environment and personality in the palm of your hand. It’s a storage product that’s focused on always traveling, location-moving, iPod-toting… Read More