Of all the iPhone competitors, the Samsung Instinct arguably comes closest to challenging Apple's device. With a similar design and a comparable feature set, the Instinct has the potential to keep Sprint customers from straying to AT&T. Not only does it offer some features the iPhone 3G lacks, but its slick interface is like nothing Samsung has shown us before. Yet, the iPhone 3G has plenty going for it. Its easy-to-use design and interface and outstanding media player continue to attract new AT&T customers in droves. That's why we pitted these two phones against … Read more
Bose has built quite the reputation for its entire audio line, so it's no surprise that the third version of the company's noise-canceling headphones, the QuietComfort 3, has a following. These earpad-style cans are supercomfortable and offer a sleek design that's significantly trimmed down in size from previous models. However, Bose made no move to lower the luxury pricing of the QuietComfort, which is where the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint headphones come in. These full-size 'phones sound good, can be used with or without noise-cancellation turned on, and include a handy hard-shell carrying case--all at half the price … Read more
In his latest prizefight, Brian Cooley looks at two high-stepping German cars, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and the Audi R8. Both cars have all-wheel-drive and both top $100,000 in price, but which is better? Brian compares powertrains, handling, design, cabin electronics, and a special category for cars in this segment.
Love Twitter? Hate it? Chances are you'll feel the same way about Jaiku. But it's worth looking at the two services side by side. If you're trying to decide which service to use, or if you're thinking about leaving one for the other, check out Veronica Belmont's latest Prizefight video: Twitter vs. Jaiku.
Veronica Belmont pit Yahoo Mail (beta) against most geeks' favored e-mail service, Gmail. If you're aiming to dump your current PC (or Mac)-based e-mail app and move to the Web, this is a good, basic comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the two services.
I'll tell you right now that Gmail won, by a nose. Click through to the video to see how Gmail performed in each round of the fight: Interface, Features, Speed, Organization, and Security.