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  • Hawking Wireless USB Adapter With Antenna

    Hawking Wireless USB Adapter With Antenna

    This USB wireless adapter one-ups normal USB wireless adapters thanks to its removable antenna. Normally, people buy these to use on older laptops that don’t have 802.11b/g wireless built in, and normally those dongles have poor reception. No more! The Hawking adapter works with WEP, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x Encryption, TKIP and even “Turbo Mode” for faster transfers with… Read More

  • Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Webcam Hands-on

    Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Webcam Hands-on

    http://static.filmloop.com/looplets/flash/v2/looplet.swf I just got in the QuickCam Ultra Vision and I was taken aback. It seemed pretty beefy, and once I took it out of the box, I discovered it was even beefier than I initially suspected. This is thing is big, but it’s nothing if it’s not well balanced. The main camera tube feels solid while the arm that holds it in… Read More

  • OLPC Children's Machine Inches Closer

    OLPC Children's Machine Inches Closer

    The One Laptop Per Child initiative announced today that it had named its first “$100 laptop” the Children’s Machine, aka the CM1. Each unit will feature a 400Mhz AMD Geode processor, a 7.5″ LCD display and will be mesh network compliant. It will also include VoIP and an SD slot. The CM1 is physically for completely remote areas in that it is physically powered by a… Read More

  • Toshiba 1089 Media Player Gets FCCed

    Toshiba 1089 Media Player Gets FCCed

    The Toshiba 1089 is the latest media player to slip through the FCC. It features a 30GB hard drive and a 3″ TFT LCD. The system utilizes USB 2.0 for respectable uploading and is also compatible with 802.11b/g. Its WLAN capabilities allow users to act as a DJ, streaming your plays to the surrounding area. Other users with compatible devices an then tune in to the broadcast. It’s… Read More

  • Pong Dress

    Bleep bloop yourself into her heart with this art project gone horribly wrong. Designed by Max Moswitzer and Margarete Jahrmann, the dress has a set of LEDs and two control pads for projecting your sexual aggression onto the bodies of passive females through the guise of electronic play. Clearly the person who wrote that last line a) hasn’t had their coffee this morning and b) has… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Baked Apples Edition

    Daily Crunch: Baked Apples Edition

    Here’s a selection of some of yesterday’s popular stories. Radiomann Kit
    Diamond BizView BV300 and BV200
    Microsoft Launches More Gear Not For Noobs
    Gateway Heads Fiery Batteries Off At Pass
    Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit Read More

  • New Pics of Palm's Antenna-less Treo

    New Pics of Palm's Antenna-less Treo


    Here are some more Sean Connery 007 (not Daniel Craig 007) style spy pictures of the upcoming Treo. The phone’s running Windows Mobile 5, and the top of the phone where the provider’s logo should be is blacked out, so you can’t see what service this is on. Could it be Cingular? More Pictures of Palm’s New Antennae-less Treo [Slashgear] Read More

  • Gateway Heads Fiery Batteries Off At Pass

    , Gateway has announced that their laptop batteries are fine, thank you for asking, and that they won’t be exploding in your face any time soon. A quote, straight from the Gateway’s mouth: Gateway has extensive measures in place to ensure product safety. Based on available information and our suppliers’ input, we do not believe our systems are at risk for the same… Read More

  • Radiomann Kit

    Radiomann Kit


    The Radiomann Kit is a German radio set that is complete with vacuum tubes, coils, antenna, capacitors and other components, allowing you to build your own little covert radio. The Radiomann, when complete, will be able to produce and receive medium and shortwave broadcasts and allow the user to conduct more than 30 radio experiments such as Morse code reception, feedback manipulation… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest

    Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest

    This is a complex one, but this is a great pair of prizes so please bear with me.
    This, our final contest for August, involves creating chains of users. Up for grabs is an Motorola Q and a Kodak Easyshare V603. Here’s how to play… Read More

  • Diamond BizView BV300 and BV200

    Diamond BizView BV300 and BV200

    The Diamond BizView BV300 is a dual-monitor GPU designed for 2D workstation applications like AutoCAD, Adobe Suite and GIS software. It features Unified and WHQL-Certified drivers, DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, and Open GL. The card itself is 256MB GDDR2 and also provides HDTV support. The BV200 is just a scaled down version of the BV300, but it loses some key features in the downgrade. For a… Read More

  • Bose Upgrades Flagship Products

    Bose Upgrades Flagship Products

    I should have rocked these yesterday, but I didn’t see the embargo date of – oh… yesterday. I got to see the latest Bose gear firsthand here in New York and was relatively impressed. First, there’s the Acoustic Wave Music System II, which is a digital version of the earlier systems with some interesting signal processing that can smooth out audio as its pumped… Read More

  • Nintendo: DS Lite is Great and Is Great in Two New Colors

    Nintendo: DS Lite is Great and Is Great in Two New Colors

    It’s a bit flak-tastic, but Nintendo issued a release discussing the magic of the DS lite (“The battery is great! It’s, like, selling 1 million units! It’s great!”) and the two new colors, Onyx and Coral Pink. The new colors will launch on September 13, much to fanboy delight, and that’s about it. We love us some hyperbole! NINTENDO LAUNCHES NEW DS LITE… Read More

  • Ricky Gervais' Faux Microsoft Video

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=9076288729387457440&hl=en Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, of the UK version The Office, are in a faux Microsoft that surfaced on YouTube and some other video sites and it’s stirring up quite a bit of trouble. The pair agreed to produce some internal Microsoft training videos a few years back on the condition that they never be… Read More

  • Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

    Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

    We kept this under wraps because it sounded like an obvious stock dump ploy, but it seems that Apple is recalling about 1.8 million batteries due to overheating problems with the cells. Obviously this will make for quite a few finanical problems for Cupertino Steve and his band of misfits, but them’s the flaming laptop blues. This is all conjecture until we can confirm it, but… Read More

  • When Verizon Chatbots Attack

    When Verizon Chatbots Attack


    A close friend of CrunchGear sent us this charming exchange he had with Verizon regarding his decision to pick up a nice new phone. Did he get many answers? No, but he did get frustrated enough to send me the chat log. All names have be redacted to protect the cyborgian. Read More

  • Commodore 64 Emulator in Flash 9

    Commodore 64 Emulator in Flash 9

    This is pretty damn cool. It’s a full C64 emulator built in Flash 9 and downloadable or runnable via the browsers. You can program in BASIC (Try:
    10 PRINT "BOOBS!";
    20 GOTO 10
    ) and there appear to be some game ROMS available as well. I have to download a Flash update to play with it, but it’s amazing that we’ve gotten to the point where the masturbatory haze of my teen… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches More Gear Not For Noobs

    and, potentially a crash helmet. Then you have the Wireless Headset which will cut that dinky cable that connects to your controller for good. That’s $60. Finally, if you want to use any of this junk you’d better get the Wireless Gaming Receiver for $20. Consider it a tariff for using Microsoft’s airwaves. Microsoft Offers More Ways to Play Games for Windows and Xbox 360… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest Over: You're All Winners!

    , so you’re all winners. If you entered and I didn’t contact you about your prize, please drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com. Stay tuned for the next hot contest. Read More

  • Canon Fires Cameras

    Canon Fires Cameras

    Alright I’m really sick of writing about Canon this morning. To add to the immense exodus of products from the Canon camp, the company also announced this morning the release of three new cameras to its Powershot line. They should space these releases out or something. Read More