TechCrunch today announced that the Crunchpad is dead. A victim of an unfortunate falling out between CrunchGear and FusionGarage, Crunchpad was apparently supposed to go live this week. Behind the scenes here at Gear Diary, there’s a lot of tablet lust, and we were all sad to see a potential contender disappear.
photo credit: ntr23 The internet was buzzing today with news that an unknown iPhone model had shown up in a number of different blogs. Since Apple is pretty consistent with its numbering sequences, all indications are that this will be a big update for the iPhone when it is released. You see, the first iPhone [...]
My father’s favorite phrase is “People don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan.” I’m quite sure a very expletive laden version of this concept was bandied around Microsoft after the Sidekick backup debacle. So I posed the question to the Gear Diary Team: How do you back up your smartphone data?
Buying a product without much information is always risky: whether it is food, a gadget, an appliance, or a car. Or, in this case, a video game. It is easy to let your personal excitement over a product or franchise or advertisement cloud your judgment and let you convince yourself that you are making a [...]
It started innocently enough. One morning last week Wayne sent an email asking if any of the writers liked Starbuck’s after he had accumulated a fairly large amount of points — $370 worth — on his own Starbuck’s rewards card. Then today Carly spotted a great deal on Woot! for a Breville 15-Bar Expresso & [...]
Earlier in the week I threw out the following question… What current technology, service or product do you see as totally passé… And why….? The responses were quite interesting and while there was a good deal of agreement there were also some places where our diverse group parted ways. Here are some of the answers…
If you see a friend with a gadget fetish carrying something different, chances are it is something new and trendy. Gadget-heads are seen as fickle and trendy, and bitterly loyal … for about 30 seconds until the next bright & shiny object comes along. But I have typically held on to the stuff I loved [...]
Day in, day out, Gear Diary writers scour the web tirelessly, bringing you the latest and greatest technologies and gadgets. With all of the new gadgets that come out and are reviewed, there is always temptation to stay on the cutting edge. Want to know what the writers carry with them daily to work (at [...]
(Cowritten with Dan) America may run on Dunkin, but sometimes it seems like the internet runs on something else; caffeinated, sugary and at times, rude and disrespectful. Fanboys (and girls). You know who we’re talking about. They are the first to yell “TROLL” if you dare denigrate their favorite subject. They are the first to [...]
As the dust continues to settle on “The Week Of The iPhone” we’re all getting increasingly used to devices with a new OS or entirely new devices. That’s means the list of wishes for OS 4.0 begins now. It also means increasing familiarity and impressions that are more valuable than the initial “OMG did you [...]
Judie: We can’t be in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, but thanks to the generosity of Scott Rockfeld at Microsoft, we can show you some screenshots of Windows Mobile 6.5, which is officially being unveiled at the show. Rather than post just one person’s thoughts, we decided that this would be a good time to [...]
A week or two ago during the Christmas to New Years span,Viacom and Time Warner had a dispute that’s now resolved. However, as things usually do happen on our team member list, things go into another topic. Wayne kicked it off with this message: Wayne Schulz: In 5 years the concept of a cable tv [...]
The holidays are about to be in full swing, and after enjoying the good meals and time spent catching up, one of our favorite family activities is to watch a holiday movie…or three! I polled the team to ask what their top favorite holiday movies were, and these were the results. Some are classics and [...]
Judie: Here’s how it all started. I got a press release from Kevin Doel regarding FlipSide, a new Windows Mobile MP3 Player which features “”Swooshing” Album Art as Part of Acclaimed Visual Interface.” FlipSide, the MP3 player from Electric Pocket that has had BlackBerry users buzzing, is now available to users of Windows Mobile devices [...]
Once again, we invite you to eavesdrop on our email conversations… Wayne: R.I.P. … the Internet slays another print publication… Mitchell: I was a subscriber to PC World for about 5 years, and then I realised that I was paying for a magazine with content that I had read weeks earlier on the internet. It [...]