rant

Stop being so naive about the Apple-Foxconn suicide

First, we all need to shut up because we don’t know the facts. When (if) more is revealed, then we can talk about it with confidence, anything less is sensationalism — not that we’re any

Sony planned UMD-less PSP all along

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/pspgo2.jpg" />In a show of forward thinking stifled by corporate lethargy, it seems that Sony had a PSP Go planned since 2004 but didn't

Dear Sony: Denial is not a valid business stategy

I like Sony . Who doesn’t? They’ve got a lot of great games, they’re leaders in technology and research, they have their fingers in lots of good pies, and so on. But if they keep pul

Rant: Okay, time to chill out, Mossberg doesn't "know" there's a new iPhone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/mossy.jpg" />Seriously. I've seen this all over the internet. Mossberg reviews the Pre, makes <em>one </em>questionably-phrased mention o

Palm Pre: An also-ran

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pre42.jpg">An <a HREF="http://www.answers.com/topic/also-ran">"also-ran"</a> is, literally, "a horse that does not win, place, or show in

Gadgets suck

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bill-murray-you-suck.jpg">I'm curious. How do normal people - non geeks - survive in this gadget filled world? It's a fair question as ne

Don't go to Circuit City for deals

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/evgageforce.jpg"> I started this rant last night and kind of realized it didn't make much sense. However, eagle-eyed reader SteveJabs he

Steve sends a Steve-note: I'm just thin

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/thinner.gif"> So Steve isn't dying, he's just thin. WSJ got a note from Steve describing his malady as some sort of nutritional/hormonal

Review: Samsung Rant (Sprint)

Quick Version: The Samsung Rant is an excellent phone for text messaging addicts who want to be able to do a bit of light web browsing over a high speed data network but don’t want all the feature o

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 hav

Best Buy Mobile handset roadmap discovered

There are some sweet mobile phones coming out over the next few months and a BGR crony turned up release dates for Best Buy’s hotest upcoming phones. The info comes off of a PowerPoint slide and

Sprint unleashes fall phone lineup

It’s that time of year again. New phones! Let’s see, Sprint has unveiled seven new phones and we have already covered the exciting HTC Touch Diamond and Touch pro this morning, leaving u

Rant: What the hell, Apple?

Everybody is used to the hype that surrounds Apple’s events; it’s so heavy you can detect it with a Geiger counter and you have to be sanitized before you leave the auditorium. When Apple

The Apple Store perhaps has leapt over the Selachimorpha

This is a rant. I was in Manhattan today and decided to stop by the Apple store on 5th Avenue, the Cube, as it is called, to pick up a 3G case. It was about 2:30pm, just after lunch. A simple plan: wa

Memorex adds Essential TravelDrive portable storage drives in four fugly colors

Today in Cerritos, California, Memorex announced their 2.5-inch portable storage devices dubbed the Essential TravelDrive in 160, 250 and 320GB capacities. Other than the fugly colors that are “vibr

The news of Usenet's death has been greatly exaggerated

Sascha at PCMag writes a charming little piece on the death of Usenet as a method of discourse and its eventual rebirth as a repository for porn, spam, and pirated warez. He recalls the days of &#8220

The New Apple Walled Garden

Geeks and enthusiasts wearing WordPress t-shirts, using laptops covered in Data Portability, Microformats and RSS stickers lined up enthusiastically on Friday to purchase a device that is completely p

Think AT&T is trying to screw you with their unlimited iPhone 3G plan?

I’ve been hemming and hawing about doing this post since last week when AT&T revealed all the pricing info for the iPhone 3G. With the release of Vodafone NZ‘s pricing today, I can no

Gates sends angry e-mail, sounds just like a customer

The Seattle P-I has tracked down an old e-mail from 2003 that Bill Gates sent out to members of the Windows Usability team. The pages-long e-mail message chronicles Gates’ attempt to download Window

Something that sucks about the MacBook Pro

I have done zero research into this problem, so you’ll have to forgive me if it’s an easy fix. The issue I’ve been having with my MBP is that once I plug in my headphones, the volume
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