• Uh-oh: A ton of Nokia 5800 XpressMusics are going to break [Updated]

    You remember those 1 million 5800 XpressMusic handsets that Nokia proudly announced they’d shipped back in January? Yeah, most of those are probably going to break. Read More

  • Will the Future of the Web Be More Like the Present?

    When I was a kid one of my favorite parts of Disney World was Tomorrowland’s Carousel of Progress. It was steeped in 1950’s futurism: Why, of course! Every family will have their own electric paint mixer in the future! And I only wish I’d been old enough to see this gem before it was torn down and replaced with a souvenir stand: The Monsanto House of the Future, a house… Read More

  • VIA makes Nano official in Samsung NC20

    No surprise here, but VIA’s issued a press release officially announcing that Samsung’s NC20, the 12-inch successor to the NC10 netbook, does indeed have a VIA Nano CPU – a fact that’s been known for quite some time now. Along with the news, we’ve got some official specs for the soon-to-be-released computer, although we still don’t have official pricing… Read More

  • What year is this? Nintendo to finally sell 2GB SD cards for the Wii

    The storage gods have smiled upon us, friends! Starting this March, Nintendo will sell a 2GB SD card for the Nintendo Wii. Yes, you could have purchased such a card, or bigger, from, say, every other company on Earth, but this one has the official Nintendo Seal of Quality. (Remember that?) As always, Japan gets first dibs. Read More

  • CDMA-flavored BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 clears the FCC

    We still think the Pearl Flip is the ugliest phone to ever rear its head from Waterloo – but it’s a butt-dial-free BlackBerry, and that’s worth something, we suppose. When the CDMA variant made its way to the FCC’s testing dungeons, they were able to look past the Pearl Flip’s unsightly hinge and remember that it’s what’s inside that counts –… Read More

  • USB cable with inline card reader

    File this one in the “good ideas” folder (if you use the tickler system, file it in the “February” folder). Brando is selling a mini-USB cable with an inline SD card reader sitting smack-dab between point A and point B. It allows you to transfer files from an SD card while at the same time charging your cell phone or other portable device. Read More

  • Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder camera comes back from the dead

    Epson today announced a new(ish) camera with a digital rangefinder [JP]. The very pretty R-D1xG, an update to the R-D1 (the first digital rangefinder camera ever made) and RD-1s, respectively, will ship in Japan on April 9 for $2,000. It’s unknown at this point when the camera will be released outside Japan. Read More

  • Mufin Incorporates Powerful Recommendation Engine Into New Native Music Player

    Mufin, an automated music recommendation engine that actually works (most of the time), has released a new native media player in public beta. The player includes a powerful recommendation engine based on technology developed at the Fraunhofer Institute, allowing users to quickly generate playlists similar to any song they have in their library. The player is for Windows only at the moment… Read More

  • Your horses? Hold them. NAM Nokia 5800s not for sale afterall [UPDATED]

    If you packed your picnic basket, loaded the family into the car, and hauled over to the Nokia flagship store yesterday as a result of our post yesterday on the Nokia 5800 going on sale, we officially apologize. Chances are, you were turned away. As of this morning, Nokia 5800s aren’t actually on the shelves; they have them in stock, mind you – they just can’t sell them… Read More

  • Student's Kindle coming soon

    Prime View International, maker of electrophoretic displays AKA epaper makes the screens for Amazon’s Kindle 2. That much we know. However, rumors that they are working on a larger-sized touchscreen makes us think they are now ramping up production of the “student’s Kindle” we talked about last year. This Kindle will have a larger screen and more research-oriented… Read More

  • Rumor: Sony CyberShot DSC-HX1 coming with 20x zoom and 1080p video recording

    We’ve been hit with numerous camera rumors this week (Nikon & Canon), primarily ’cause the photography gear show PMA starts next week, and now Sony is joining the rumor mill party. The CyberShot DSC-HX1 sounds like it will make at least a small splash at the show too, with a 1080p video recording mode and a massive 20x optical zoom at a pocket cam price point. Read More

  • Gary Vay•ner•chuk Expands His Web Video Empire With Obsessed TV

    Gary Vaynerchuk is going after the Oprah set. The wine wholesaler who launched a career as a Web video celebrity talking about wine and marketing just launched Obsessed, a new video talk show hosted by Samantha Ettus. With Obsessed, Vaynerchuk hopes to move beyond niche programming on the Web to appeal to a mainstream audience. The format of the show is an in-depth 30 to 40 minute interview… Read More

  • Gary Vay•ner•chuk Expands His Web Video Empire With Obsessed TV

    Gary Vaynerchuk is going after the Oprah set. The wine wholesaler who launched a career as a Web video celebrity talking about wine and marketing just launched Obsessed, a new video talk show hosted by Samantha Ettus. With Obsessed, Vaynerchuk hopes to move beyond niche programming on the Web to appeal to a mainstream audience. The format of the show is an in-depth 30 to 40 minute interview… Read More

  • Review: Nokia N85


    Somewhere out there there is someone lusting after the N85. For some reason the rest of the world loves these lumpen little phones. Perhaps the Nokia N-series calls up memories of the old phones that we once clung to in the dark ages of cellular communication. The Nokia is the ur-phone, the manufacturer of dreams, the Campbellian original Hero With a Thousand Faces. It can do anything… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Dell Mini 9 for $199, today only

    Happy Friday, deal hunters. You can pick up a Dell Mini 9 netbook for $199 today. Can’t you find a little extra room near your couch for an inexpensive netbook? Won’t you give the Mini 9 a decent home?! Read More

  • The sky is falling! Computer Shopper Magazine going all-digital

    Those of you that have been screaming that print is dead have another feather to put in your cap: venerable Computer Shopper Magazine will cease production of its printer version come April of this year. All future editions will be freely available online, supported by a variety of advertising and revenue streams. Computer Shopper’s plans for a free online edition are contrary to many… Read More

  • Sir Stringer becomes supreme emperor of Sony

    Sir Howard Stringer Esq. MSRP III Jr., current CEO of Sony, is now replacing Ryoji Chubachi as president. He will also remain CEO while Mr. Chubachi will be come responsible for product quality and safety. This move is also known as “putting their Japanese horses out to pasture” and it’s bad news for Sony. Read More

  • NTT DoCoMo pulls BlackBerry Bold

    Well, well, well. Yesterday I mentioned that Japanese telecom NTT DoCoMo had begun selling the BlackBerry Bold last week and today there are reports that they’ve pulled the device due to overheating. Approximately 4,000 Bolds have been sold with 30 reports of the keyboard area getting a little too hot while it’s being charged. RIM doesn’t think it’s a battery issue, but… Read More

  • The New York Times Expected To Launch Local Blog Network On Monday (Confirmed)

    If this post on a local blog about Brooklyn has it right, the NY Times will be debuting a neighborhood blog project next week on Monday. Here’s the gist: Look out, local bloggers, the Gray Lady is moving in on your turf. Starting next week, The New York Times will be rolling out a neighborhood blog initiative starting mid-day on Monday. Our home soil of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill will… Read More

  • OSLO aims to break down mobile social network barriers

    We’ve had OpenId to make the transport of your ID easier between Web sites. We’ve had initiatives on Data Portability to make it easier for you to move your data around between social networks and other apps. But what we haven’t had yet is a way to allow you to share your location between different mobile social platforms. That’s something that a new, largely… Read More

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