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Welcome To The Post-Carrier Future

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/imgres.jpeg" />For most of the last decade, the carriers have called the shots. Likened to <a HREF="http://ptech.allthingsd.com/2005060

Dear Movie-Goers: Shut The Hell Up.

Hello, fellow movie-theater patrons! I’ve got something to say to you. Not all of you, of course — but it seems the number of you that need to hear this is increasing at a ridiculous rate. You

My Netgear Router Came Swathed In Dishonesty

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/FUD.jpg" />So I had to go pick up a new wireless router yesterday, and picked up a plain $35 Netgear one. Checking the back, I noticed th

Can MacWorld – or any tech conference – survive the next decade?

Comic from the great NatalieDee The Grube talks about an Apple-less MacWorld and how it will be a pretty sad show without the regular one-ring circus that is the Steve Jobs keynote but that it won&#82

How Apple kills hardware innovation

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/scaled.kudzu8-11ee.jpg">If there are two things you can count on it's Death and the propensity of Asian electronics manufacturers to capi

You're worth it: How the "premium" perception is changing the way we buy gadgets

This guy was asking the quality question way before the PSP Go The PSP Go just launched and the blogworld is in a tizzy about the price – $249 – and the apparent chintziness of this new PS

Why Nokia and Sony Ericsson are failing

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/scaled090724_1a.jpg"><a HREF="http://fosfor.com/keeping-it-amazingly-complicated">Fosfor</a> posted an incredible look at what has befall

What is this iPhone 3G S/AT&T upgrade pricing brouhaha really about?

There has been plenty of ink spilled over the 3G S upgrade (“Now faster with oleoresistant skin!”) and it’s abundantly clear what folks are trying to do here. Early adopters have alw

The surfeit of content: Life in the post-optical world

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/0.jpg">As William Gibson said, "The future is already here - it is just unevenly distributed." A few years ago I thought streaming video

Tap tap revolution: WinMo 6.5

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/3.jpg">Like lipstick on a pig here comes WinMo 6.5, the next amazing interface from everyone's favorite mobile software company. I could

Sony and the fall of the PSP

Joel at BBG writes a stirring piece on the PSP and its promise. I remember Joel IMing me back in 2005 while he was standing in the hot sun in line at E3 to see Sony’s vaunted handheld – &#

MagicJack and the problem with gadget start-ups

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/100_0004.jpg"> You have a great idea for a product. You have a great designer. You have a manufacturer willing to pump something out for not much mo

Who killed Microsoft?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/moore-davey-11.jpg">"Not I" said <a HREF="http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/01/22/Windows_culprit_in_microsoft_layoffs_1.html">the Wind

How to get good service at the Apple Genius Bar

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/geniusbarthong-thumb.jpg"><small>Image from <a HREF="http://cache.gawker.com/assets/resources/2007/12/GeniusBarThong-thumb.jpg">Vwag</a><

Help us, help you: Suggestions for improving Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/wdvids.jpg" alt="" />Like many of our readers, we're big fans of <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/14/review-western-digital-wd-

CES 2009: Prepare for "green" lip service

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/moto2.jpg">Every year around CES time we get a slew of emails describing the thinnest this or most of that. A few years ago it was GPS

PR and the fine art of not being crazy

Our buddies Rich and Eric got a delightful missive in their email boxes after replying to a CES meeting request about TVs. See, Rich and Eric run PhoneScoop, the best phone site on the web. They don&#

Why we need to go digital this holiday

What I’m about to say will anger a lot of CE manufacturers, but this has been the laziest year in consumer electronics to date and I’m recommending that rather than spending money on the b

Douche of the Day: Diego Norte/James Brausch

We’ve been getting some spam emails from someone purporting to be Diego Norte offering us exciting notes to post on our blog. These notes include tips on how to cheat on your taxes and how to lu

WTF: Come on, Hulu/Netflix/ABC/NBC/Sling/whoever, let us watch American TV outside of the country

A quick rant. I’m in Geneva, the city where boredom goes to be bored, and wanted to watch a movie on Netflix Instant Play. I headed over and discovered, much to my chagrin, that the system was k
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