• HP's Two-Megapixel Webcam

    Unfortunately this two-megapixel webcam only does two-megapixels for stills, and not for video, and can’t be designated an HD webcam. Nevertheless, a 1600×1200 image from a webcam isn’t too bad, and it can still capture 800×600 videos at 30FPS, which is way more than you need for Skype or any other kind of web conferencing. Unless of course you’re a sexy female… Read More

  • Seagate Gets Definitive With The Maxtor Brand

    Sorry, guess it’s a hard-drive morning. Seagate Technology this morning specified exactly how it’ll position the Maxtor-brand internal hard drives it picked up when the company purchased Maxtor earlier this year. In short, Maxtor will be the mainstream label, Seagate will be the premium label. You’ll be able to grab DiamondMax drives in capacities up to 320GB and… Read More

  • Costumzee: the Halloween Wisdom of Crowds

    Vertical metasearch engine Costumzee relaunched late this summer to offer costume search with all the Web 2.0 trimmings. (You could say it came back from the dead, just in time for Halloween.) Costumzee got a write up over at Search Engine Watch this morning. Search by tag, see related costumes, review costumes, give costume ideas ratings by stars, build your profile – it’s a… Read More

  • Anlong MP4 Video Watch

    We’re unhealthily in love with watches here at CrunchGear, especially ones that can do things a bit more complicated than tell time. In this case, the MP4 watch from Shenzhen Adragon Digitek Co. Ltd. (gotta catch them all!). The watch, like its name implies, can play back MP4 videos and has a water-proof case. There’s also a microphone port, line-in, USB 2.0 compatibility, and a 9… Read More

  • MIT Improves Nuclear Power

    A group of researches at MIT have developed a new nuclear power technique that can increase energy output while reducing operating temperature. Rather than using the cylindrical uranium rods commonly used today, the new method utilizes hollow rods. This technique increases the surface area exposed to water and cuts operating temperatures back from 1800C to 700C. This development could make… Read More

  • Our MINIKIT Winners

    for donating a few to our illustrious cause. The MINIKIT has stereo speakers, voice recognition, and is about as big as a pack of cards, which means you can hop in the car and put your phone down on the seat instead of putting on a dumb headset like King Pompadour of the Bluetooth Tribe. Read More

  • Zeiss Apo Sonnar 1700mm, Hernia Inducing Lens

    Holy crap, look at this lens! It was made-to-order by Carl Zeiss for an undisclosed customer, but judging from the Arabic lettering apparent on elements of the lens and the “Property of Qatar” stamp, one can guess who it belongs to. The lens is coupled with a Hasselblad 203FE 6x6cm medium format camera. It weighs 564-pounds and is considered the largest lens ever created for… Read More

  • Introducing… SquidVicious

    Well, it was a hard fought battle between CalamriCrunch and SquidVicious, but SV pulled ahead at the last minute and now we have a squid named after a punk rocker who apparently offed his wife. But it’s not boring, Sidney, boring, because the name, it seems, was submitted by our designer Bryce Durbin’s brother. Therefore, to avoid nepotism and loathing, we’re sending the… Read More

  • Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love

    No one likes to come up short in the storage department and Buffalo Technology knows this. That’s why it’s launched the DriveStation Duo USB 2.0/FireWire external hard drives–WiFi connectivity would have been nice. These drives come in 500GB (HD-W500IU2/R1) and 800GB (HD-W800IU2/R1) capacities and are compatible with PC and Mac. And since each has two 7,200rpm SATA hard… Read More

  • Here We Are, Face to Face, a Couple of Glossy Zunes

    Some lucky devil, not one of our own writers, got a bit of time with the Zune recently and compared it to the iPod, discovering that it was different, yet strangely the same. It’s a bit lighter than the 80GB iPod, which we can probably assume is due to hard drive density, and the screen is purdy. Please, Zune, be amazing. We’ve invested so many bits to your praise, yet I’m… Read More

  • Shilling for Cash

    This isn’t quite a tech post, but it’s an interesting bit of reporting by our older, yet still cool, uncles, over at TechCrunch. PayPerPost connects bloggers with advertisers, meaning that “shills” can connect with “the man” to sell “crap.” The real rub is that the bloggers are expected to write good stuff about the products they’re… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bon Appetit Edition

    What do these objects from the past week have in common? You decide: Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll
    Thanko MP3 Watch Doesn’t Look Half Bad
    Book Time 5000 Automatic Book Reader
    Verizon Quietly Launches the Moto KRZR
    CrunchGear New York/Digital Life Reader Meet-up Read More

  • Momo London tonight

    Mobile Monday London is on tonight. It begins at 6pm and goes on until 9pm. The venue is the CBI Conference Centre Ray Anderson from Bango will be speaking as well as Barbara Ballard from Little Springs Design and Jan Standal from Opera. There will be demos from Ed Moore from WiderWeb, Vinay Philip Mathew from Jataayu and Richard Marshall from Rapid Mobile Media. Visit the MoMo London… Read More

  • SEP raises £160m and helps with the Scottish Tech Tour.

    Leading UK venture capital group SEP (Scottish Equity Partners) has just announced that it has raised approximately £160 million ($300 million) for its new fund, SEP III which ranks as the largest venture fund raised in Europe in the last twelve months and one of the biggest in the last few years. The new fund marks the second time in five years that SEP has raised a fund in excess of… Read More

  • Re:Transmission

    Re:Transmission is a gathering of citizen journalists, video makers, artists, programmers and web producers who are developing online video distribution tools for social justice and media democracy. The event is held on Friday 13th October until Sunday 15th October The venue(s) is the Limehouse Town Hall, London, also British Film Institute and RampArt Social Centre The background to the… Read More

  • Controversial PayPerPost Raises $3 million

    We first covered PayPerPost when it launched three months ago. The service is a marketplace for advertisers to pay bloggers to write about products for a fee. Commenters to our original post were polarized into those violently for and those againt the product. The key area of controversy is the fact that advertisers can mandate that posts be positive on the product, and disclosure of payment… Read More

  • MobileWeb 2.0 event(s) in London & San Francisco

    The Etech Conference (2007) is once again shortly upon us. It begins March 26th and goes on for 3 days until 29th March, 2007. This year it will be at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. If you think you have a cool technology worth showcasing, then why not submit your proposal. The submission deadline for all proposals is October 9, 2006. Speakers will be notified by October… Read More

  • All The Cool Kids Are Deep Tagging

    The popularity of rich media publishing (such as podcasting and videocasting, the YouTube phenomenon, etc.) is a problem for search engines and people trying to use search engines to find this content. The problem is that the traditional ways search engines index and rank content don’t apply to rich media because, well, it’s not easily indexable. A few startups are focusing on… Read More

  • Why Does Sling Hate Palm, America So Much?

    Photographs, on their own, can be enticing and exciting, but then that’s also the fun. Take, for example, this photo we found on zatznotfunny. It shows the side a of SlingBox Tuner’s box. Our mystery deals with the badges of the different mobile platforms and operating systems that the Sling works with, which is fairly typical for electronics. What’s interesting is the Palm… Read More

  • BarCamp Ireland is a success

    This weekend was Ireland first BarCamp in Cork, with over 100 people attending. You can get an idea of the talks for yourself from this picture of the schedule. The main topics covered included microformats, OPML, funding, startups, Second Life and Tom Raftery gave talks on a new Data Centre being built in Cork and on the Web 2.0 controversy earlier this year. There are some pictures online… Read More

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