Is that an iPod in your underwear? Yep. Plus, the Blackberry 8820 is now on T-Mobile, and an interoffice envelope case for your Macbook Air. Brian Tong and this week's guest, Bonnie Cha bring you all the good stuff on this week's episode of Crave.
This week on the Crave vodcast, Brian Tong and Jasmine France show off some vibrating earbuds, a bag made for both beer and music, and the comeback of the Polaroid.
Also, hide the pets, because we might just turn Fluffy into a new iPod case.
The Crave video podcast is back! This week we learn about Transformer phones, Brian Tong's creepy dating habits, and Jessica Dolcourt's skill at the mobile version of Guitar Hero.
Holler if you're glad to see the Crave vodcast back in action. We'll have more Crave goodness for you coming next week.
When Steve Jobs revealed the new MacBook Air, we were taken aback by its simplicity and elegance. But while the design is revolutionary, the Air appeals to a smaller, more specialized audience, thanks to a stripped-down set of connections and features. With just a single USB port and no expansion slots or optical drive, it's not for everyone, so we put the Air up against a selection of recent high-end ultraportable laptops for a little compare-and-contrast action.
This handy list should give you an idea of the pluses and minuses of each system (and prove that there's no … Read more
Oh, look, it's a video!
A while back (read: when it was still warm enough for me to wear a tank top) I headed over to the Infosys Technologies building to check out a wacky new contraption created in collaboration with The Big Space. Called the Magic Mirror, it's an interactive touch-screen computer designed for store dressing rooms so that they can improve the customer experience while simultaneously boosting profits. And here's what we saw.
Awesome? Creepy? Annoying? Just plain cool? You decide.
I'm practical, no-nonsense, and down-to-earth, despite what other people who write for this blog may tell you. So when our local CNET TV honcho, Rich DeMuro, told me I might want to check out the Holiday Preview event held by trade magazine Toy Wishes earlier this week, I kind of rolled my eyes. I'm not really one for kid stuff. And indeed, the entertainment tie-ins and crazy web-enabled light-up flashing gadgets are kind of insane. I'm still not understanding the appeal of a Darth Vader action figure that morphs into the Death Star.
But you kind of … Read more
What do you call it when people have started to bust out the fake snow and start talking about holiday gift buying before you've even begun to plan your Halloween costume? I'll tell you what you call it. You call it scary.
But such is our culture. Last week, Jeff Bakalar and I went over to the "Holiday Spectacular" event held by Pepcom, that company that has turned a combination of open bars, schlocky decoration themes, and display cases of cell phones and cameras into a cottage industry. I saw cool gadgets. Enough said.
But Jeff, … Read more
I know it sounds a little trite, a little stereotypical, a little girly, etc., but I really did find the idea of learning the ropes of mobile poker to be slightly more accessible when I was told that I could have a pedicure in the process. That was the thinking behind an event to publicize Hands On Mobile's latest release, World Poker Tour: Texas Hold'em 2, which introduced a handful of curious females to the seemingly boys-only world of poker by providing lessons and demonstrations in the context of an afternoon of spa treatments at midtown Manhattan's … Read more
Our esteemed CNET reviewers are always making those "First Look" videos, in which they talk about the latest smart phone or LCD flat-screen TV or overpriced home theater system. Well, here's a look at one of the First Looks that the CNET overlords deemed unworthy of a second look. It's somewhat shocking, really. I had no idea that our seemingly mild-mannered reviewers could stomach that sort of thing. If you don't believe me, I guess you'll just have to watch it.
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. We here at Crave would like … Read more
What costs $375,000, draws points and stares wherever it goes, and has carpet made of 100 percent pure panda*? It's the 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom, and it's our ride for this week's Crave!
Thanks to Wayne Cunningham again for being our chauffeur for the afternoon! I knew that parallel park-off champion title would be good for something!*Not actually panda at all, but it sure felt … Read more