• Virgin Mobile Canada introduces "myPair" plan for unlimited cellular sweet nothings

    We’ve all been there: There’s still a week left in your month, and you and your snuggle buddy are already 300 “Oh, I just wanted to hear your voice” calls deep. Your minutes are now almost completely gobbled up. Suddenly, you’re wracking your brain with each incoming call, trying to figure out if it’s worth your now precious time. I mean, come on, you… Read More

  • Cringely on WinMo: She is dying

    I usually agree with Senor Cringely. He writes thoughtful, longer pieces about tech and he often portends grave changes in the industry. Today, however, I’m not quite sure he’s hit the nail on the head. His piece posits that there is an 85-10-5 split in most markets, most notably the phone market. In this case you have 85% feature phones, 10% smartphones, and 5 odd ducks like… Read More

  • Garmin comes out on top of J.D. Power GPS rankings

    The J.D. Power and Associates just released the 2008 Portable Navigation Device customer satisfaction rankings with Garmin taking the top seat and TomTom following closely behind. These scores are a composite of six factors that include: ease of use, routing, system appearance, speed of system, voice direction, and navigation display screen.  Garmin ranks highest among portable… Read More

  • Video: An overview of the Nintendo DSi's features

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=41890 This is a pretty thorough overview of the Nintendo DSi, which won’t be released in North America for like 87 years. The narration is in Japanese and the video is a little on the long side, but such are the efforts that you’ll need to go should the DSi interest you. Read More

  • Does the video game industry suck as much as Hollywood?

    It’s one thing for Hollywood to lack ingenuity these days, but why is it spilling over into the game industry? Don’t get me wrong: we’re all drinking the kool-aid and enjoying ourselves, but have we all become so complacent that we’ll give in to whatever is thrown at us? Nothing seems to garner a groundbreaking adjective before or after its title anymore. Read More

  • Russian man turns Eee into car PC

    There’s an idea – rip apart your Asus Eee PC, sprinkle some modifications here and there, and embed it into your car’s dashboard. That’s just what a guy in Russia did. It appears to be a bit more than a mere weekend project, as he’s added a touchscreen, GPS, Bluetooth, a keyboard in the glove box, and the Centrafuse car PC interface. Read More

  • First Gears of War 2 review

    Oh, what it would be like to work for OXM, or even PTOM for that matter, and be privy to games before all of us schmucks? One can dream. The chaps at OXM have announced to the world that the first review of Epic’s upcoming sequel to Gears of War has garnered a 9/10. The new issue of OXM is on-sale today containing the world’s first review of Gears of War 2. And, well, it’s… Read More

  • Live: Yahoo Previews Its New Application Platform

    I’m here at Yahoo Brickhouse in San Francisco for an event where Yahoo will preview its new Application Platform for developers, the latest effort in an ongoing strategy to be more “open” that was announced last April. Executive Vice President Ash Patel will be joined by Jay Rossiter, Cody Simms, Neal Sample, and Sam Pullara to explain for the first time in depth just what… Read More

  • Hop-on hopping on the Google Android bandwagon

    Hop-on is planning to release a new open Android phone at CES early next year. It will reportedly sell for less than $200. “Hop-on is committed in bringing the latest technology to the market, the Android open platform makes Hop-on competitive in the high end mobile phone market. This will create market value for our share holders,” said Peter Michaels, Hop-on’s… Read More

  • Sprint officially releasing HTC Touch Pro next week

    Here comes the HTC Touch Pro. It’ll be available on the Sprint network with availability starting next week at “select national retailers” followed by availability in Sprint stores and on Sprint’s website starting November 2nd. So if you’re looking for one, better check places like Best Buy and Radio Shack next week because it appears that they’ll have… Read More

  • Nintendo DSi packaging found

    Japan is getting the Nintendo DSi on November 1st. Stores over there are understandably taking pre-orders and previewing the upcoming handheld by putting the actual packaging out on display. It’s too bad we here in the States have to wait until after the New Year for the refreshed Nintendo DSi. Read More

  • TechCrunch LateCrunch Event Wrapup

    What’s a good strategy when about 1,000 developers and startups converge on one point? Throw a Techcrunch party of course. So it was with some relish that we threw an end of conference networking event for startups following the Web 2.0 Expo Europe O’Reilly / TechWeb conference in Berlin. We decided to call it LateCrunch, opened up tickets and over 300 people turned up. Read More

  • Samsung adding 3x optical zoom to 8MP cameraphones in '09, then on to 12MP

    With Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and LG battling all pushing 8 megapixel handsets to the market, the feature is slightly less brag-worthy than it was just a few months ago. Looking to make their 8MP handsets stand-out amongst the ever-growing crowd, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, a South Korean Samsung subsidiary, has announced that they’ve developed an 8MP camera module with 3x optical zoom. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $400 off $999-and-up HP desktops

    I actually found it kind of difficult to spec an HP desktop up over $999 but if you’re able to swing it, you can get $400 lopped off the top by using coupon code DT7708 at checkout. Be advised, though, that the d5000 series and the TouchSmart series aren’t eligible for the savings. The coupon code will last until its been redeemed 900 times, so keep that in mind if you’re… Read More

  • The NYTimes.com Prepares For HD Video; Drops the FeedRoom For Brightcove

    The New York Times is hurting financially these days, and its online business doesn’t seem to be helping much, but at least it keeps pushing forward. One area where the NYTimes.com has put a lot of effort is in video, and it has just redesigned its video page around the new Brightcove 3 player. Previously, the NYTimes was using the FeedRoom as its main video platform. (This swap… Read More

  • Apple patent shows RF embedded all over the place

    An Apple patent application is currently burning up the Internet, what with the possibility that we’ll all, one day, be outfitted with a series of tiny RF transmitters. The application, named “Personal area network systems and devices and methods for use thereof,” envisions a world where our shoes, socks, shirts, iPods, MacBooks and everything else are connected via radio… Read More

  • Review: Myvu Shades made for iPod Edition

    I’ve really been looking forward to trying out the Myvu Shades made for iPod edition.  I’ve always had some techno-lust for wearable computing, and I love the idea of being able to enjoy watching the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoons without people making fun of me.  Keep on reading for my thoughts. Read More

  • Mac Mini receiving updates and not getting kicked off the team?

    Claims of the Mac Mini’s demise might have been premature as a new source indicates that a spec bump is coming soon. Macminicolo, a Las Vagas-based Mac Mini firm, is stating that they are 100% percent sure that Amazon’s best selling desktop computer will be around to fight another day and should receive Apple’s latest standard upgrades of a Mini DisplayPort output, 4GB… Read More

  • Joel Johnson reviews the Griffin AirCurve

    Griffin AirCurve Dock Review from Joel on Vimeo. Griffin has been putting out some wonky stuff lately and, as we see from Joel’s review of the AirCurve dock, the wonk is getting critical. This thing “acoustically”… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Neil Gaiman on the G1: "The cat's eaten it"

    Author Neil Gaiman now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He needed a new phone and thought the G1 might be nice so he headed down to his local T-Mo shop where he found posters advertising the phone and an eager, if slightly dim, staff. Read More

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