• ZPC all-in-one PC is a waste of money

    I’m on the fence with this all-in-one PC from Zero-Footprint. Specs aren’t too bad when you max it out with a 3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 proc, 2GB of RAM, and a 750GB HDD, but it’ll cost you $1,400. Sure it’s all crammed into a keyboard, but who knows what the build quality is on this thing. No thanks. I think I’ll pass. My money can be spent elsewhere for much… Read More

  • Bird flu detector on-chip

    If you’re near avians or their flu, take a look at STMicro’s new bird flu virus detectors. The chip can differentiate human strains of the Influenza A and B viruses, drug-resistant strains and mutated variants, including the Avian Flu or H5N1 strain. As we all know, only 236 folks have died of bird flu but that doesn’t stop us all from going nuts and aiming all our guns at… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA launches new plans

    Being conscientious of financial hardship for many Americans, Virgin Mobile USA unveiled new rate plans today that are highly aggressive and easy on the wallet. One such plan is Unlimited 7p.m. Nights and Weekends for $49.99 or 7 p.m. Nights and Weekend Minutes for $24.99. You can also get unlimited text and messaging for $10. Prepaid customers also get deals with a $34.99 plan gives you… Read More

  • NYT: Feel free to haggle down the price of your next HDTV

    [photopress:hagglebbcc.jpg,full,center] The economy isn’t doing so hot and Manchester United seems to be marching toward its second consecutive title. We’re all doomed, in other words. But hey, did you know that you can get $20 off a pair of speakers on Sixth Avenue? The Times has a piece today exploring the issue of haggling in the year 2008. It seems the terrible economy… Read More

  • Guitar Hero: On Tour compatible with all DS systems

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=191059 Some of you have asked which version of the DS Guitar Hero: On Tour would be compatible with and I just received word that it will work from the fatty to the skinny DS. Don’t forget to pre-order. Read More

  • Microsoft Word vulnerability confirmed

    A vulnerability found in Microsoft’s Jet Database Engine — the engine that shares data between Microsoft Office products and other apps — has been confirmed by Microsoft to be the area of exploit for a recent round of attacks. Windows Vista users aren’t vulnerable, as the operating system includes an updated version of the Jet Database Engine, but XP users could likely… Read More

  • WSJ says hotel rooms is hard!

    In their inimitable, behind the walled garden style, the WSJ points out that hotel rooms are so complex that they’re getting impossible to operate. I’d write more, but Mr. Murdoch still hasn’t opened up some of the coolest content to online readers and, as a result, leaves us hanging. Maybe hotel rooms are too complex or maybe the WSJ’s readership is populated by… Read More

  • RFID as used in works of art

    [photopress:itearfid.jpg,full,center] Rather than complain about RFID’s evilness, some artists are using the technology to make a name for themselves. Over at we make money not art, which is easily my favorite name for a blog, there’s interviews with five artists who, in one way or another, use RFID in their work. One such project, the iTea tea set, uses the radio technology to… Read More

  • Acer expected to beat Asus Eee pricing

    Let’s all think back to our Econ classes to the section on economies of scale, especially as the theory pertains to purchasing production materials in bulk. That’s what Acer’s able to do thanks to its sheer size and that’s the reason that its FOB price (free on board — total cost it takes to get one unit loaded onto a boat somewhere) for its Eee competitor will… Read More

  • Activision, RedOctane feel bad about Wii disc disgrace

    Not that they really had to or anything, but Activision and RedOctane felt terribly bad about the Wii disc fiasco that they appear to be sending out care packages. It’s just a faceplate for your Wii Axe but who else would do such a thing? Anyone have to endure the pain of waiting for a remastered Guitar Hero 3 disc for their Wii? Read More

  • Welcome to CrunchGear's All About Linux 2008

    As a service to you, our dear readers, and to us, the clueless morons, we’re going to explore Linux in all its guises this week, deciding once and for all if this crazy, hippy-dippy thing they call “Linux” is ready for prime time. Just joking, fanbois. We know Linux kicks ass. It runs most web applications, powers millions of desktops, and is gaining traction in the average… Read More

  • Caterpillar eats message into leaf, heralded as green printer

    [photopress:catpr.jpg,full,center] This caterpillar printer, if you can call it that, is sorta tech-related, depending on what your definition of “is” is. The inventor explains that you can get caterpillars to eat messages into wayward leaves by leaving a trail of honey in the shape of whatever. Leave a honey trail, as this picture shows, of the words “Love Me” and… Read More

  • Contest: Win this Geeks.com 2GB hunk of garbage

    Want to win a 2GB MP4 player? Head over to BFF and post exactly what you’ll do with this damn thing once you get it. The more shotguns, rabid raccoons, and bodily fluids involved, the better. Please put “EXPLODE PIGBOAT” somewhere in the title. The entry with the most comments and votes by Monday, noon EST, will win the player. Warning: the player may cause herpes, loose… Read More

  • Flash animator wanted

    Hey, CGreaders, like animation? Like Flash? Like to work for next to nothing or nothing? Drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com to discuss some lucrative yet almost completely probably unpaid opportunities at your favorite website. Read More

  • Can Google Fix Its MySpace Problem With Demographic Targeting?

    After years of telling advertisers that the way they place ads is totally wrong, Google is finally coming around to accommodate Madison Avenue on its own terms. By perfecting paid-search and contextual ads, Google has done a lot to reinvent advertising. But old habits die hard, and advertisers still like to target ads based on good old demographics. Google will be doing a lot more of that… Read More

  • 'Hybrid Dual Portable Computer' does XP and Linux

    Coming to Korea in July is the MIU HDPC, which stand for Hybrid Dual Portable Computer. The “dual” part comes from the fact that it can run Linux Qplus or Windows XP/Windows CE 5.0 — which I’m going to read as Windows XP Embedded, but don’t quote me on that. She’s a brick-like beast but that just means there’s more to love. Read More

  • LIP Watches: The French is for quality

    LIP is a 150-year-old French watch company that launched a series of Mach 2000 watches back in the boogie nights of 1973. The odd styling and off-center face speak of a simpler time when men were men and watchmakers were on acid. This retooled Mach 2000, called the Dark Master, uses a Swiss ETA quartz movement and includes a rubber strap. It is water resistant and features jolly candy buttons… Read More

  • Fujitsu to release 7,200rpm 320GB notebook drive

    Fujitsu is planning on releasing a 320GB notebook hard drive spinning at 7,200rpm by late June and hopes to sell two million units by March of next year. The 2.5-inch Serial-ATA hard drive will be part of the “MHZ2 BJ” series and will consume close to the same amount of power as conventional SATA notebook drives — about 2.3 watts. No word on pricing yet but the current… Read More

  • Survey Says: Tech Workers Also Like McCain and Obama

    Back in January, TechCrunch endorsed presidential candidates John McCain on the Republican side and Barack Obama on the Democratic side. We are not alone. From a survey of 600 IT professionals released on March 18 from the Computing Technology Industry Association: If the 2008 Presidential Election were held today who would get the vote: McCain 29%
    Obama 29%
    Clinton … Read More

  • iPhone version of 'Mario Kart'-ish game

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=32045 No telling how really real this is because it’s just a teaser video, but we have what appears to be a Mario Kart-like game for the iPhone. It’s apparently being developed by France’s int13, but I found no mention of the game itself on the company’s site. The steering wheel looks interesting and the little cursor… Read More

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