• Wrist Supporting Cleavage

    Boobies! Yes, that’s right folks, we at Crunchgear have finally found a mouse pad for all those fellows, or ladies, who need to cop a feel during the daily grind. Racing girl has put out a mouse pad that supports the user’s wrist with foam cleavage. We feel dirty now. Naughty Racing Girls mouse pad [Slashgear] Read More

  • Cavalcade of CrunchGear Stars – You!

    Friends, it’s time to see the true faces behind our success – the sysadmins, the programmers, the guys walking around in a towel at noon, the real heroes that make us wake up every morning. Click through to view a video of you all in action and to see the winner of our first contest. Read More

  • SMSJock: Your Disc Jockey Connection

    Those disc jockeys are in for it now! A new technology has been released that will enable listeners to message the disc jockey directly, for a nominal fee of course. Now listeners can badger and pester the jockey into playing whatever they want. Utilizing any mobile phone with SMS functionality, the listeners can use this web-based service, called, unfortunately, SMSJock, to text directly to… Read More

  • More Buttons by Logitech

    Logitech announced additions to their Cordless Desktop line-up. These new models will streamline the use of searching applications, images, and internet phone calls. The Logitech EasyCall Desktop will enable the user to effectively take internet phone calls at the PC without extra hardware. Utilizing a speakerphone and headset, this package reduces echoes and unwanted noise from the… Read More

  • Asus P525 Gets FCC Hugs

    . Asus has had it hard lately while trying to break into the US market, so this might be the boost it needs to gain an HTC-like following of die-hard smartphone fans.
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  • GoBook XR-1: Ruggedized Ruggedness


    Itronix makes military grade hardware for heavy-duty missions and the GoBook XR-1 is no exception. This monster has up to three wireless systems including WWAN, built-in GPS, and “meets MIL STD 810F (military standard) ratings for drop/shock and vibration and the IP54 (ingress protection),” which I suspect means it’s hard to break unless the military does something with… Read More

  • Browster 2.0 makes MySpace easier to use

    Browser plug in Browster released version 2.0 of its product this weekend and is aiming to make MySpace profiles easier to view. A Windows download for IE and Firefox, Browster preloads pages from search results and provides a live minibrowser when inserted lightning bolts are hovered over. The new version also offers a live search box supporting a number of web, blog and shopping search… Read More

  • Modded XBox360 in the Wild

    A buddy of mine, who shall remain nameless, has apparently completed a real XBox 360 mod. He’s at work right now, so he could discuss much, but he’s jiggered the laser to read cheaper media, flashed the firmware, and can now back up – ahem – his 360 games with reckless abandon. Apparently he used information from a certain website after purchasing 30 hardware mod chips… Read More

  • Anti-Hurricaine Grid Computing

    Hurricane research just got a little more competent. The Southeastern Universities Research Association has announced a partnership with IBM that will increase the Association’s processing power to 10 trillion calculations per second across a grid of three interlinked IBM p575 servers. The systems are currently installed at Louisiana State and Georgia State, with the third to be built… Read More

  • Userplane purchased by AOL

    Web messaging services company Userplane has been acquired by AOL, it was was announced this morning. This company powers the interactive features (chat, video chat, video profiles, etc.) on most online dating and many social networking sites. Terms remain undisclosed, but there are rumors that this was a “very large deal”. Founded in LA in 2001, Userplane uses Flash and Ajax to… Read More

  • OS X Leopard: Does 64-bit Like a Champ

    With all the talk of cute new Spotlight visualizations and fancy Desktop Widgets, only the Inquirer decided to hold forth on Leopard’s 64-bit systems. Vista, it seems, will support 64-bit processing only in a highly specialized versions of the OS which will emulate 32-bit processing in software. Called Window on Windows or WOW, this layer will run older XP applications but not older drivers. Read More

  • Homebrew XBox Apps: The YouTube of Games

    The Interweb is atwitter at Microsoft’s decision to launch a low-end version of its XNA programming framework for making XBox games. The product, called the XNA Game Studio Express, costs $99 per year and allows students and amateurs to play in the XBox sandbox and share games and code with other programmers around the world. They’re trying to compare the service to YouTube, but… Read More

  • Fox to sell video on demand on MySpace, across other sites

    Fox Interactive Media (FIM) and Twentieth Century Fox announced this morning a partnership to offer video downloads of feature films and television shows across a wide swath of FIM properties online, beginning with the game download site Direct2Drive in October and eventually including MySpace. In what the announcement claimed was a first, the downloads will be transferable to any Windows… Read More

  • Kia Hybrid Spotted


    Kia, the little car maker that might not, is launching a retooled Rio Pride with a hybrid engine. Not much information right now, but this high-tech dashboard shot makes it look like Luke’s land speeder. It’s very interesting watching hybrids take off even in traditionally “fossil fuels or bust” areas. Anecdotally, the Toyota dealer down the street here in the heart… Read More

  • Segway Unveils New Hotness

    Segway has officially launched their newest personal transporters, the i2 and the x2. The units feature a slew of new features and updated functionality. Most notable of which are LeanSteer, a newly designed steering mechanism, and InfoKey, a highly intuitive starting device that displays a variety of information. Earlier this month it was announced that Segway had received a nod from the FCC… Read More

  • Stealth Israeli Startup Yedda Launches

    The last time we took a look at Israeli startup Yedda was in January 2006. Today they’ve left private beta and are allowing anyone to use the service. Yedda is a question and answer service, comparable to Yahoo Answers, Wondir, Google Answers and Oyogi. With the exception of Google Answers, all of these services, including Yedda, are free, and go to great effort to leverage the community… Read More

  • Netvibes secures a $15 million investment

    NetVibes, a Paris/London based company, will announce a $15 million round of financing on Monday. Existing investor Index Ventures joined new investor Accel to lead the investment, which is one of the largest this year for a European company (Bebo, a UK based company raised a similar amount). The valuation was not disclosed. NetVibes is a personal ajax home page that we’ve covered… Read More

  • Helio Stores are Coming

    MVNO cell phone provider Helio has announced plans to open a series of Helio-centric stores in several major US markets. The first will be located between the Apple Store and Banana Republic at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. As you can see from the render above, the store will sport some hip architecture courtesy of notable design firm Gensler. In addition to the flagship Santa… Read More

  • Windows Live Writer

    Microsoft launched Windows Live Writer today. This is a free, downloadable application that runs on your Windows PC and allows you to write blog posts. Don’t bother clicking the link if you have a Mac, this is Windows PC software only. Since most blogging tools are web based and not all allow WYSIWYG editing (where you see on screen exactly how the blog post will look), Windows Live… Read More

  • Google Porn?

    People watching Google Video closely noticed a change this week in the upload area – the restrictions on uploading “pornographic or obscene” material is now just a restriction on “obscene” material. They’ve also added a “mature and adult” category to the genres and removed (I believe) a box on the initial uploading page that must be checked where… Read More