TechRepublic has done it again, this time cracking open the BlackBerry just in time for the raging speculation about its maker's reliability. News.com's running an excerpt of the dissection of its very tidy innards here: "Photos: Cracking open the BlackBerry."
The Stealth bomber gadget trend is gaining momentum. The latest to join the fleet is the "BlackBird" line of projectors from France's Cineversum, a triad of high-end models all in 1080p resolution. We're not given to spreading conspiracy theories, so we'll just note that they bear a resemblance both in name and appearance to the U.S. Air Force's "Blackbird." To find out if there's a deeper connection, you'll have to pay dearly--as in a base price just shy of $16,000 for the cheapest model, according to Engadget. If … Read more
Update 2:15 p.m. PST: No sooner do I post this than RIM goes and issues an explanation for the outage. Read on for the details...
In the immortal words of Cinderella's Tom Kiefer, you don't know what you got, till it's gone.
Monday's widespread BlackBerry outage--the second major one in the past 12 months--left Research In Motion customers stranded and cut off from the rest of the world, sort of like what happened to the '80s glam metal band after Long Cold Winter. The Internet's equivalent of a snow day left reams of … Read more
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's not mentioned in its product description, but there's an obvious point to make about the design of the new "Parrot Party" portable speaker: It looks like an old-fashioned telephone receiver.
So even if you have the newest, hottest music phone on the market, you'll immediately be transported back to the bad old Ma Bell days if you pull out this "Black Edition" of the 6-watt, 9-inch-long speaker to go with it. Pocket-lint says it's compatible with other U.K. devices too, … Read more
The "WildCharger" was met with some skepticism when it was announced more than a year ago because it sounded too good to be true. The roll-up pad promised to charge various devices simultaneously, regardless of type or brand.
But its manufacturer, appropriately named WildCharge, continues to prove its critics wrong by releasing new adapters compatible with more products. The latest of them will work with the iPhone, iPod, second-generation Nano, and two BlackBerry models (the Pearl and 8800), according to Gizmodo.
The adapters still need to be placed on the back of the devices, which can then be … Read more
Pioneer's HDTVs get high marks from Crave's resident TV expert David Katzmaier, so we're not sure why it would want to mess with such a good thing. But it seems that every electronics and computer maker must have a limited edition these days, so it must just be following the pack.
The most notable aspect of Pioneer's special offering, which is headed for the U.K. market, is the color of its frame: white. Other than that, the TV seems to have the same specs as its standard 50-inch plasma, with 1080p resolution and a lighting … Read more
If you're one of the seven people who still do not own a Nintendo DS lite, this Sunday is your big chance to be one of the first to own a brand new color scheme being released.
The black and blue DS lite (or Cobalt/Black as Nintendo has dubbed it) features a black base, blue folding top, and black stylus. It joins the current available colors Polar White, Onyx Black, Coral Pink, and Red/Black.
Not sure what to play with your new DS lite? Check out our top games list.
With all of the attention that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) update (and the administration's vigorous attempts to immunize the criminals telcos), it seems like a good time to explore the issues surrounding surveillance and privacy in America today.
While there are so many scary things being done by intelligence and law enforcement, hope is not far away. Easy to use privacy technologies are upon us, and with them, comes a radical shift in the balance of power. As this article will explain, the scalable techniques with which the NSA, FBI and other agencies can spy on innocent … Read more
We recognize that "BlackBerry Thumb" can be an all-too-real affliction but, seriously, if you need something like this therapeutic contraption you've really got to let it go. Literally.
The "Xtensor" claims to be "the first product on the market to perform with true bio-mechanically correctness and treats the direct cause of this pain." That may be so, but to us it looks like a bowling glove combined with those elastic bands that pitchers use for to exercise their rotator cuffs.
In any case, the makers of the Xtensor say it can help rehabilitate … Read more
Robert Graham, CEO of Errata Security, who last year found that it's possible to capture someone's session cookie via wireless eavesdropping, now says that even encrypted services such as Google's Gmail can sometimes provide him with a session cookie. This is a departure from his advice last August when he said SSL HTTPS sessions of Gmail should be immune.
Graham, working with David Maynor, created two tools (Ferret and Hamster), which together help him grab session cookies out of thin air, say, at a local hot spot, like an Internet cafe. Session cookies allow you to shop … Read more