NYTimes: CES Sucks

The NYTimes has a piece on CES suggesting that the high signal to noise ratio is making it increasingly difficult for companies to leave their mark here and launch a successful product. Yes. Yes, I agree. Please, bring back the summer CES session, and split this beast in half. I think companies understand this. So… » 1/07/08 5:11am 1/07/08 5:11am

Pogue Reviews the OLPC

David Pogue is right about the OLPC in his NYTimes column this week. For those of you who haven't kept up with the changes in the One Laptop Per Child he sums it up nicely, demoing all the engineering miracles in the machine, addressing the low minded complaints of "snarky bloggers" (Where?!), going on to explain… » 10/05/07 7:11pm 10/05/07 7:11pm

Pogue Sees Eye-to-Eye With Vudu Video-on-Demand Box (Verdict: Mostly…

Pushing out his review a bit before the official embargo lifted last night, our favorite Times wonder-reporter put the video store in a box, Vudu, through its paces and walked away mostly happy with the experience. Brownie points for: picture quality, slick five-button remote, pay-per-flick, and truly instant viewing.… » 9/06/07 1:00pm 9/06/07 1:00pm

Pogue Reviews Waterproof Cams, Sanyo Xacti E1 Floats Above the…

Pogue takes a a few waterproof cams down to the local waterpark for testing and finds Sanyo's 6MP Xacti E1 to be of better image and video quality than the rest. I've always found the Xacti cam's nice, but the low light performance to be lacking. That doesn't matter when you're talking about beach and pool time,… » 7/23/07 7:02pm 7/23/07 7:02pm

NYT: Asian Handset Makers Finally Fear the iPhone, Maybe

The NYT tries to spin the same old iPhone competition story with a seemingly fresh angle: Rather than going on about handset makers writ large adapting to the iPhone, the story at first seems to zero in on Asian companies, like LG and Samsung. But after what amounts to a long introduction, it elides actually… » 7/03/07 9:48am 7/03/07 9:48am

Breaking: Pogue Reviews the iPhone, Gives it 1.5 Thumbs Up

David Pogue of the NYTimes got his iPhone review up (the first one by 3 minutes. Suck it, Mossberg!), oh boy! So what's he think of it? Well, he likes it. Sort of. He's taken with the design, but has some reservations overall. » 6/26/07 6:12pm 6/26/07 6:12pm

The New York Times Makes Writing iPhone Non-News Easy

The headline of today's NYT iPhone story was promising: "Hollywood Seeks Ways to Fit Its Content Into the Realm of the iPhone." On the heels of last week's GooTube-on-your-iPhone confirmation and coming from a legitimate newspaper (not, you know, a blog) it seemed like it might contain some actual, you know, news. Not… » 6/25/07 10:10am 6/25/07 10:10am

Pogue Finds the Best Reasonably-Priced Noise-Cancelling Headphones

NY Times badass David Pogue took a look at noise-canceling headphones, looking for a pair that can match the quality of Bose's QuietComfort 3's without the ridiculously high price ($350[!!!). What he found were a bunch of pairs that did the job decently, and a couple that came close enough to the QuietComforts to make… » 6/14/07 6:30pm 6/14/07 6:30pm

New York Times Wrings Its Hands Over Touchscreens

Did you know that the iPhone doesn't have a mechanical keyboard? While you might have known it in your head, maybe you didn't know it in your heart. Today, the Times takes to heart what it really means to not have a proper keyboard and goes through a bit of protracted "What does it all mean?" handwringing as a result.… » 6/13/07 10:15pm 6/13/07 10:15pm

NY Times: Smaller, Easier to Use Gadgets Are Made for Women

Typically, the most shoddy work journalists put out is the ubiquitous trendspotting piece. And today's NY Times article, "To Appeal to Women, Too, Gadgets Go Beyond 'Cute' and 'Pink,' " excels at digging itself so far into stereotypical, sexist bunk I don't even know where to begin to pull it apart. » 6/07/07 10:00pm 6/07/07 10:00pm