The iPhone 3G brought changes in shape, function, features, etc., relative to original model, but, to the dismay of many cell phone, photographers, the device retains the same 2.0 megapixel camera. Apple enhanced the camera by coupling the camera to the GPS features of the iPhone 3G to enable photo geotagging, but this did little to calm the complaints about the camera's resolution, lack of flash and other features available on a few other phones. Last October, I wrote a lengthy article about the state of photography on the iPhone and, months later, I'm still amazed by … Read more
Too busy making plans to watch--or ignore--Sunday's Super Bowl to keep up to the minute on Crave? Here's a quick rundown of some of the weird, wonderful, and otherwise Crave-worthy stories we had our eye on this week.
Rock-a-Bye Baby BlackBerry...
Will February 9 bring the Amazon Kindle 2?
Get the latest Dell smartphone rumors here!
Crave UK got up close to a "mutant telly."
Spruce up your walls with Wi-Fi blocking paint.
Forget QWERTY. Say hello to ABCDEF.
These are few of his favorite slings.
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Amid what seems to be a never ending stream of dire economic news, a few rays of sunshine poked through the gloom this week.
Amazon.com beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter revenue and earnings expectations, posting strong holiday sales amid a weak economy. The company's CEO, Jeff Bezos, expressed particular gratitude that demand is strong for the company's Kindle e-reader (which, we surmised this week, we may see a new version of on February 9).
A lot happened this week, and we don't blame you if you were more caught up in the inauguration frenzy than keeping up with the latest gadgets. Here's a quick way to catch up:
Speaking of our new president, could we freak out any more about what kind of mobile communications device Obama is using?
Zune sales took a nosedive during the holidays.
An uber Mario fan laser-etched his Eee PC.
Barack Obama was sworn in as president in what may be the nation's most interactive inauguration ceremony so far.
As millions of people in Washington and around the globe watched a weekend of festivities, culminating with Tuesday's ceremony, they gave their instant feedback online and through text messages and other means to family, friends, and anyone else listening. At the same time, event organizers were able to give spectators live updates about the state of affairs in the nation's chilly, crowded capital.
Most people who watched the inauguration did it through traditional television broadcasts, a medium that … Read more
Despite all the times we've written about how 1080p just isn't that noticeable, especially at small screen sizes, it's becoming a moot point. Just about every LCD is 1080p these days, and with models like the Vizio VO32LF, the price gap between 720p and 1080p is negligible. In fact, this 32-inch LCD replaces the 720p VO32L we reviewed earlier in Vizio's lineup, and costs the same at $599 list.
The hallmark of our VO32L review was the display's accurate color, due in part to the ability to adjust the picture settings and particularly color temperature. The 1080p version improves upon that color accuracy, ditching the greenish tinge we noted in darker areas. When you add in decent black levels, the Vizio VO32LF is among the better small-screen flat-panels we've tested. But those test results have nothing to do with its 1080p native resolution.
The benefit of separate components is that you'll get better sound and more features, and it's easier to upgrade in the future. The Denon AVR-1909 is a good example of this, as we felt its sound quality was a cut above the norm, and on top of three HDMI inputs, it offers strong support for older analog video connections as well.
The downside, however, is that it'… Read more
Fake positive reviews of Belkin products were actively solicited by one of its employees, the company admitted on Sunday.
Belkin, a networking and peripheral manufacturer, apologized for the worker's actions, which sought to artificially boost Belkin's status on Amazon while denigrating existing bad reviews.
On Friday, The Daily Background Web site revealed how someone, apparently Belkin business development representative Mark Bayard, had used the Mechanical Turk service to ask users to write positive reviews of a Belkin product at a rate of 65 cents per review. The requests made it clear that writers need have no experience of, … Read more
CES 2009 is a distant memory, but even after last week's deluge of gadget news, this week didn't disappoint. Here's a quick primer to get you up to speed on the most interesting stuff on Crave this week.
The next PS3 price cut--coming in April?
Crave's Dan Ackerman takes Windows 7 for a test drive on a Netbook.
Last one out at Circuit City, hit the lights.
Which video games are you most psyched about this year? Here's what we can't wait for.
Attention Harry Potter wannabes: Duke University has made more progress … Read more
One tech pioneer welcomed a new chief executive this week, while another lost its leader--at least temporarily.
After months of insisting that Steve Jobs' health was a private matter with no impact on the company, Apple's chief executive announced that he will step down from his post while recuperating from a hormone imbalance. His absence will stretch until the end of June.
Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, will run the company during Jobs' absence, according to an e-mail Jobs sent to Apple employees that was released to the media.
In an e-mail to employees, Jobs called the … Read more