I've now crossed into my eighth page of apps on the iPhone. Frankly, the time is quickly approaching when I'm going to have to delete good apps from my iPhone just so I can download more. To make matters worse, the apps keep on coming at the iTunes Store, as more developers figure out ways to utilize this unique platform--and they keep getting better! I haven't deleted an app that I've paid for yet, but I believe that the time might be coming when money spent will not be enough of a reason to keep an … Read more
Facebook users take their privacy very seriously--and the social-networking site received that message loud and clear.
Facebook created a firestorm of controversy earlier this week as word spread that it had changed a longstanding but little-publicized claim to an "irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license" for promotional efforts--which would no longer expire if a member deleted his or her Facebook account.
Facebook reorganized its terms of service on February 11. In a blog post, company legal representative Suzie White provided an explanation. "We used to have several different documents that outlined what people could and … Read more
Lots of news in gadgets this week, which is welcome after the usual post-CES lull. If you didn't have time to catch it all in real time, we've helpfully compiled a list of some of this week's best stories. Consider it Crave's Valentine to you. <3
In honor of the holiday everyone loves to hate, we here at Crave compiled a list of the gadgets we've loved and lost, or got so frustrated with we wanted to throw them against the wall. Check out the gadgets that broke our hearts.
The Kindle 2 arrived … Read more
Cupid was sweet this week on the environment, with Congress earmarking billions for energy in the economic stimulus plan, a contract awarded for a big solar power plant in Southern California, and even Google crashing the smart-grid party.
The $789 billion economic stimulus package, which the House approved Friday afternoon, includes tens of billions of dollars for energy through direct government investments and tax incentives. A vote in the Senate is expected Friday evening.
Overall, there is $50 billion for energy programs, much of it focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy, and $20 billion in tax incentives for renewable … Read more
Didn't read every single blog published on Crave this week? For shame! Well, here's a brief primer to catch you up on just a few of the many weird and wonderful stories we covered.
Palm Pre, just when will it be?
How much would you pay for a DVR? We asked, and you answered.
India's $20 laptop played loose with the term laptop.
If looking in the mirror isn't enough for you...
One of the most popular iPhone apps of 2008 wasn't a game or productivity app, or even a random sound maker. Surely many iPhone users reading this post have downloaded the app called Koi Pond, or have at least seen it on a friend's iPhone. It's one of the first programs I start up whenever I'm showing off my iPhone because it combines excellent ambient sound, crisp graphics, and you can make waves and "feed the fish" by swiping or touching the screen. There is no real goal to Koi Pond beyond enjoying watching … Read more
Google wants to take you places you have never been before, and it's coming along for the ride.
Google Earth upped the cartographic ante, incorporating even more data from NASA, the BBC, National Geographic, and other proprietary sources to create one of the most unique map offerings ever, meshing comprehensive real-time data on Earth's surface with information on the oceans, the stars that we see, historical maps, and topographical information on Mars.
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.
See anything we missed? Write to us at … Read more
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.