• One Linux Computer Per Child or 1/3 of a Windows Computer Per Child


    Microsoft is preparing a $3 OS designed to run on low-cost hardware sold in developing nations. The package includes a stripped-down version of XP, MS Office Home and Student edition, and a few other apps for the kids. This should run of hardware like the One Laptop Per Child project’s XO laptop. The software will be sold only to governments. But wait? Won’t the OLPC run Linux? Read More

  • Sweatin' to the Oldies, CrunchGear-Style


    It’s amazing where people will take their music player, but few activities are better suited to music listening than exercising. Whether you’re getting your exercise ya-yas out in the water, on dry land, on wheels, indoors, or out in the snow, there’s a product out there that can help you rock out while you sweat. Here’s a rundown of my favorite audio-related… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Green Screen Edition

    Otaku Fitness
    Tassimo Premium Hands On
    Diablo PC: Ugly and Powerful, but Mostly Ugly
    SimpleWeather Skips The Clutter, Delivers The Goods
    International, Jet-setting Playboy? Use Flyclear Read More

  • Google Acquires Marratech; Gets Into WebEx Territory

    After reporting a monster fiscal quarter (the company has close to $12 billion in cash sitting around now and has hired nearly 2,000 new employees this year), Google made a quiet announcement on its corporate blog tonight – they’ve acquired Swedish startup Marratech for an undisclosed price. This is the first I’ve heard of Marratech, which is broadly in the e-meeting space… Read More

  • Microsoft Live Spaces Rolls Out New Features

    Microsoft Live Spaces (rebranded last summer from MSN Spaces) is rolling out some new features this morning and announcing recent usage updates. The enhancements are aimed at making Live Spaces more of a social network and less of a simple blogging/home page service. The changes should be live at 6 am PST. The main change is that the new home page when you log in shows what’s happening… Read More

  • Digg Releases Public API, San Francisco Tech Crowd Parties Hard

    Strictly speaking, tonight’s massive Digg party in San Francisco was held to celebrate the 1 million registered user milestone announced last month (CEO Jay Adelson told me tonight they are now at 1.2 million registered users). Drinks were free, toy light sabers were passed out and the crowd was boisterous. It wasn’t as large at the Netvibes party earlier this week that drew… Read More

  • Preview: DLO iPhone Accessories A'Comin'

    Oh man, we like the looks of this. DLO, makers of tons of good iPod accessories, is apparently gearing up for the inevitable onslaught of iPhone, by the looks of this silicone case. Presumably, it works like DLO’s iPod cases, meaning the capacitive touch buttons work though the silicone. This will keep your multitouch munchkin from getting its back all scratched up. No word on release… Read More

  • Helio Discontinues EV-DO/WiFi Access

    All seven of Helio’s EV-DO/WiFi hybrid PCMCIA card users are SOL. That’s a lot of acronyms that mean users of the wireless data cards that seamlessly switch from Helio’s high-speed data network to WiFi hotspots will have their service discontinued on May 8. We’re sad to see this go, as it was one of the more innovative plans Helio, our favorite MVNO, has come up with. Read More

  • ScrewTube Targets Racier Online Video

    With a tagline of “Broadcasting The Bedroom,” you can expect that new startup ScrewTube won’t be safe for surfing at work once it launches. For now, however, the site is nothing more than an innoffensive landing page and an email submission form. Like PornoTube, they plan to allow users to upload video that is currently restricted on YouTube – user generated videos… Read More

  • Otaku Fitness

    We’re geeks. We do things a little differently. And working out is no exception. Already we’ve learned a little bit about ways to get back into shape that are compatible with our nerd lifestyle, but what about making our lifestyle compatible with fitness? When we wear our shirts with wolves howling at the moon, it’s not to be hipster ironic, it’s because six years ago… Read More

  • Cricket Communications Gets Samsung SCH-A870

    Cricket Communications has announced that the Samsung Siren (SCH-A870) will soon be available to its customers. The handset features a VGA camera with flash, advanced voice recognition, VibeTonz, and Bluetooth. More interesting the handset, is the Cricket service —one that I think many of you might be unfamiliar with. A subsidiary of Leap Wireless, Cricket offers its customers… Read More

  • Helio to Discontinue EV-DO/WiFi Access

    All seven of Helio’s EV-DO/WiFi hybrid PCMCIA card users are SOL. That’s a lot of acronyms that mean users of the wireless data cards that seamlessly switch from Helio’s high-speed data network to WiFi hotspots will have their service discontinued on May 8. We’re sad to see this go, as it was one of the more innovative plans Helio, our favorite MVNO, has come up with. Read More

  • Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Shows Its Chops

    If you’ve been waiting for the official release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, today is the day. The Ubuntu crew have released its follow-up to its Edgy Eft Linus build. In addition to all of the standard Ubuntu features, Feisty Fawn also promises a migration assistant, KVM, easy codec installation, simplified restricted drivers installation, and a Gnome Control Center. There are a few builds… Read More

  • SimpleWeather Skips The Clutter, Delivers The Goods

    Most weather sites out there are usually packed with tons of ads, useless information like when the next local Golf tournament is being held, and always make you type in your zip code constantly. For those of us who want just the weather and nothing more, check out SimpleWeather. The site is minimalist and easy to use. Just enter your zip code once and SimpleWeather will remember your… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs

    Latest jobs from the CrunchBoard job board: Software Engineer
        Comcast, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Senior Software Engineer
        Piczo Inc., San Francisco, CA 94111
    Director of Marketing
        Piczo Inc., San Francisco, CA 94111
    Web UI Developer
        Piczo Inc., San Francisco, CA
    Chief Technology Officer
    Read More

  • MySpace Poised to Launch News Service, Includes Mobile Updates

    MySpace is launching a news service, using a very Digg-like voting format. While it works for sites like Digg, we have a feeling that the front page of news.myspace.com will be nothing more than reports of how “OMG Staci is SUCH a b1tch!!!1!” It’s beta for now (like the rest of the Internets), but reports are saying it should launch sometime today. The real question is… Read More

  • Microsoft Calls iPhone "Irrelevant" For Business Use

    The story goes like this: A Microsoft smartphone strategist said the iPhone will be “irrelevant” to business users because there’s no support for Office and it’s a closed device. Chris Sorenson, who heads Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific smartphone strategy, said business users would be better sticking with Windows Mobile 6-based smartphones because they were developed… Read More

  • Mozilla Launches Thunderbird 2.0: Please Stop Ignoring It

    Plenty of us use Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser, but how many of you use Thunderbird, the company’s e-mail application? If you don’t, now would be a good time to give her a test drive since today Mozilla released version 2.0. Improvements include better, faster search, tagging and internal message alerts (kinda like Growl). Mozilla is the victim of its own success. Its… Read More

  • HD DVD Player For Less Than $200: Yes, Kinda, Maybe, Well Not So Much

    It all depends on how you do the math and whether you see getting $100 worth of HD DVDs for free is actually “saving” $100. Here’s how the deal works: Buy a Toshiba HD DVD player before the end of July 2007 (the first-gen HD-D1 sells for $290.41 on Amazon) and you get to pick five HD DVD titles (a $100 value!) to be sent to you for free (allow 8-10 weeks for processing).
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  • SimpleWeather Skips The Clutter

    One of CrunchGear’s writers, Vince Veneziani, got together with a few friends to create SimpleWeather.com. It’s almost a web widget — go to the site and see the weather, no fuss, muss, or AJAXian fluff. It’s free, and apparently ad-free, and is currently up and running for the US with European and Canadian versions upcoming. Check it out. SimpleWeather.com Read More