• HTC Touch Pro now available on Sprint’s website

    The HTC Touch Pro is now available on Sprint’s website for $299 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract. The rebate requires that you have the Everything plan, Data Premier add-on, or PRO Pack add-on. If you’re going to use the data feature on this phone, you’ll likely have one of those anyway. Sprint sent me a review unit on Friday and I’ve been using it for… Read More

  • Sunday Special: $99 One-Day Pass to Dreamforce

    Wanna go to this week’s Dreamforce conference but don’t have $1,200 bucks to spare for a full three-day pass? TechCrunch scored 100 one-day passes at $99 each (these are exclusive for TechCrunch readers—you cannot get a one-day pass anywhere else). These will let you attend the conference any one day (November 3rd, 4th, or 5th), see all the keynotes that day (Marc… Read More

  • Circuit City to announce 155 store closings tomorrow?

    Consumerist.com is reporting that Circuit City may be announcing at 8 AM tomorrow morning that it’ll be closing 155 of its stores. This is still a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, but it wouldn’t be surprising in lieu of the company’s recent financial woes. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago saying that Circuit City was… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Nintendo Wii + Wii Fit bundle for $349

    Target is selling the Nintendo Wii console along with Wii Fit, balance board, and carrying case for $349.99 (online only, free shipping). It’s maybe not a “deal” deal per se, but the bundle appears to be in stock, so there’s that. I’d hurry, though. Wii Fit with Hardware and Bag Bundle for Nintendo Wii [Target.com via dealnews] Read More

  • HTC Touch Pro now available on Sprint.com

    The HTC Touch Pro is now available on Sprint’s website for $299 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract. The rebate requires that you have the Everything plan, Data Premier add-on, or PRO Pack add-on. If you’re going to use the data feature on this phone, you’ll likely have one of those anyway. Sprint sent me a review unit on Friday and I’ve been using it for… Read More

  • MacBook "no button" trackpads not registering clicks

    digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/apple/MacBook_Trackpads_Suck_and_Doesn_t_Register_60_of_Clicks’; A tip came in this weekend from someone with a fleet of new MacBooks. His complaint? Every 50 or so clicks and the trackpad freezes for 5 to 10 clicks and then wakes back up. The tipster writes: So we’ve bought about 10 of them, all of them have awful problems recognizing clicks. Read More

  • EA laying off 600 people, tightening belt

    Really now. I would have expected the Death Star to lay off people before EA would. I guess the Empire had a pretty solid economy, though. It seems that although EA is doing well in the long term, it’s cautious of incurring too much in costs during the downturn. Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll be having Maddens for years to come, but a 6 percent reduction in headcount… Read More

  • Awesome folding PC chassis from Asus

    Do they just have an idea machine over there at Asus? This thing is great! Of course, it’s not very often that you have to take all the bits out of your PC case and travel with it separately, but if you did this would be indispensible. It’s mid-tower sized and has room for an ATX motherboard and everything. It’s even got front ports. And it folds flat! This is too much! Read More

  • Why can't someone do an iPhone gaming grip right?

    You’d think it would be easy. Make a grip that plugs into the iPhone’s port that simply has a D-pad and a few buttons on it — presto! But instead we get things like this. What in the hell were they thinking? I’d list the reasons this thing is an insult to the iPhone, to gamers, to ergonomic design in general, but it would be wasting both your time and mine. Do us both… Read More

  • DirectTV May Enter Online TV War With "Web On Demand" Service

    We’ve received a couple of anonymous tips that DirectTV, a $24 billion satellite TV provider, may be entering the online TV wars with a new site called DirectTV Web On Demand. The site would compete with startups like Hulu, Joost, Fancast, Sling.com, etc. We don’t know much about the service, or even if it’s real. One of the tipsters says they’ve worked on the project… Read More

  • Oh no! The awesome stores of Akihabara are dying off

    When I was in Japan, I of course made a point of visiting the Akihabara district of Tokyo. The sheer volume of stores was staggering, and many of them, like the monolithic Tsukomo, were seven or eight stories tall. Having a store footprint of only perhaps a Subway and catering to the tastes of the most desperate of computer otaku, the multiple levels were necessary.But the clientele is… Read More

  • HP opens TouchSmart PC to third-party development

    You know the HP TouchSmart? It’s a neat bit of work—that is, it has to potential to be. That potential is now one step closer to reality given that HP has just opened it up to third-party development. Would-be developers need to sashay over to the TouchSmart Community. There you’ll find the necessary software to develop your fancy application. I think it’s fairly… Read More

  • This dynamo-powered flashlight… it vibrates?

    In the distant future, I envision a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Cannibalism and harsh justice are present in equal amounts, and the only thing more prized than bullets… is batteries. In this blasted landscape, the only relief afforded the dwindling survivors — hungry, tired, and irradiated — is found in a small shack hidden between the painted cliffs of the former… Read More

  • Science tries to explain why you love Apple (and hate Microsoft)

    Why do people who love Apple hate Microsoft? Conversely, why do people who love Microsoft hate Apple? Science, that wonderful abstraction, may have an answer. A professor at the University College London, Semir Zeki, has proposed the following: love is a blind emotion while hate takes conscious effort to produce. Think of it in romantic terms: Why do you find that girl or guy attractive? You… Read More

  • The lonely kiosk that's a part of Microsoft's $300 million ad campaign

    We’re seeing more and more of what $300 million buys you—“you” being Microsoft and $300 million being its recently beefed up ad budget. So, to the point: what does it buy you? In addition to the unfairly panned—though we like them, for the record—Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld commercials, it also buys you a small kiosk outside English Apple retail stores. The… Read More

  • A collection of iPhone costumes for your perusal

    Halloween has come and gone as it tends to do every year and this year saw its fair share of Apple-inspired costumes. DVICE has compiled a list of what it’s judged to be the best iPhone costumes of Halloween 2008. There are some pretty good ones in there, like the MySpace guy up on the left there and the baby in an iPhone stroller on the right. The list also includes a dog wearing an… Read More

  • Sun's Schwartz and his Failsafe moment

    Sun Microsystems is on the ropes. The New York Times says so, the hallway conversation starts and ends with “too bad”, and the wagons appear to be circling around, or rather, behind Jonathan Schwartz, leaving him outside the fort as the gates are closed. Much of this capitulation to a situation Sun has been in for some time could come from the lessons of this long struggle in… Read More

  • Peek E-mail Device tops TIME’s Gadget of the Year poll

    The results are in for TIME Magazine’s Gadget of the Year poll and the Peek E-mail Device has been rated highest by TIME readers, taking the top spot. It beat out the iPod Touch, the Eye-Fi SD Card, the Flip Mino, and the T-Mobile G1. I reviewed the Peek in September and found it to work well but wondered if it’d be able to gain any traction in a world full of affordable smartphones. Read More

  • Your new MacBook can use up to 6GB of RAM (and not just 4GB)

    1-up! While Apple says the new MacBook has a memory limit of 4GB, memory retailer Ramjet says that the limit is actually 6GB. You get to that magic number, six, by using a single 4GB module and a singe 2GB module. On Ramjet that costs a whopping $680 $580—$500 for the 4GB module and $80 for the 2GB module. Now, MacRumors says that the new MacBook Pro has a memory limit of 8GB. Read More

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 cameras shipping early

    I have absolutely no problem with companies saying that a certain product will ship at a certain time and then shipping said product a couple weeks early. In fact, I wish they all did that. Panasonic appears to have done it with its new Lumix DMC-G1 Micro Four Thirds cameras. The company’s shopping site lists the cameras for sale now to be shipped out within 1-3 business days. Read More

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