Wireless cameras, HDMI switchers, VoIP phone

Geeks.com were very generous to send us over three of their computer store's gadgets for a review. We get to test a wireless dual camera kit, an HDMI video switcher and a VoIP USB phone. Read on for more.

Opera Mini 4 leaves beta

Opera Mini 4 leaves beta Opera has released Opera Mini 4, the newest version of Opera's mobile browsing software. Opera Mini 4 offers a desktop overview mode, so users see the page exactly as it appears on their computers.

Is the HTC Omni the Google Android 'Dream' Phone?

It’s been a while since we last heard about HTC Omni communicator, the info about which leaked last July together with HTC roadmap for 2007. Now we may know why it was never mentioned again. Looks like HTC was persuaded to drop Windows mobile OS and made Omni into Google’s Android demo phone.

Google unveils Android phone platform based on Linux

Google unveiled today the Android phone platform based on Linux. Coverage here, here, here, here and here.

Spy Shots of Streamlined New UIQ Interface

Other than these quick and dirty snapshots smuggled out a presentation somewhere, not much is known about the new UIQ interface. Although, many Sony Ericsson users will undoubtedly be excited about getting a closer look at what appears to be a much improved touch-based UI.

Linux-powered PMP sports 7-inch touchscreen

iRiver is readying a Linux-based media recorder/player comprised of a detachable mobile unit and tethered docking station. The Unit2's base station offers a DVD/CD player, TV tuner, and PC-style I/O, while the detachable display features a 7-inch WVGA (800x480) touchscreen, WiFi, and USB.

Linux-friendly browser syncs devices, desktops

Multi-platform browser vendor Opera Software today released a Web-based synchronization service said to share Opera browser information among desktops, mobile phones, and other devices. With Opera Link, says Opera, bookmarks, speed dial, and personal bar are all kept updated, thereby reducing tedious text input.

RIP Linux "Greenphone"

Trolltech has discontinued its Linux-based "Greenphone" development platform. Touted upon its introduction as the first Linux-based mobile phone with user-modifiable firmware, the device will be superseded by various third-party products, including not only open phones, but also portable media players, navigation devices, and home automation equipment, the company says.

Photos: Nokia's vision of the future

Over the past couple of days Crave had the privilege of visiting Nokia's R&D facility in Oulu, Finland. The event was entitled the 'The Way We Live Next' and hosted by the likes of Tero Ojanpera, executive vice president and chief technlogy officer, and Petteri Alinikula, vice president, head of core technology centres.

INTERVIEW: Dusty Watts of 'Rantings of Eva'

Today we feature an interesting interview with Dusty Watts, guitarist of the indie rock band "Rantings of Eva". If you haven't heard their music yet, maybe you should start to, as their song "Bright Side" is one of the best pieces of music we heard in all of 2007. Read on for the interview.