• Irish startups aim at movie downloads… via kiosk

    Here’s an interesting one. Ireland-based PortoMedia is setting up kiosks that will let consumers download movies to a flash memory key or portable hard drive. The kiosks will be packed with hard drives that can hold 350 to 5,000 titles. Users then plug in a memory device from the company, enter a PIN code, and buy or rent a movie. When consumers get home, they simply slide the memory… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 4GB Samsung P2 PMP for $150

    [photopress:p2150.jpg,full,center] The Samsung P2 portable media player usually retails for around $200 but Buy.com has it now for $150. The 4GB model, that is. The Windows-only pmp is constantly evolving. Samsung periodically updates its firmware, adding new features with each update. So if you buy it you’re not getting merely what’s in the box. (In fact, if I remember the… Read More

  • Olympus E-420 DSLR 'world's smallest and lightest'

    Olympus has announced a new entry level DSLR camera called the Evolt E-420. The price is right — starting at $499 in May — and it’ll weigh in at well under a pound (13.4 ounces). Other features include a 2.7-inch LCD screen, ISO levels of 100 to 1600, face detection, pop-up flash, and compatibility with CompactFlash (I and II), xD cards, and Microdrives. John and Peter… Read More

  • Tobii: Eye tracking system knows just how pervy John Biggs really is

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724686&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Swedish-based Tobii had their unique eye tracking system on display at CeBIT and I have to say that it’s probably one of the coolest… Read More

  • University of Bremen's Brain-Computer Interface: The future world is here

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724668&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf A closer look at the University of Bremen’s Brain-Computer Interface which uses pulsating lights to read activity in your brain and react… Read More

  • Cool PC cases of many lands

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1449.JPG,full,pp_image] I think my Hot Pockets are ready Most of us here are MacTards but I still have a soft spot in my heart for the many cool cases I’ll never be able to use with my beloved OS X. These cases run the gamut ultra-small to bigger than Peter Ha. Our special favorites show up near the end of the slide show and include the Top Gun and the… Read More

  • Psylock: Biometrics without the sensors

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724565&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Psylock Read More

  • Dick Tracy Never Cheated on an Exam

    The age of Dick Tracy may be here, but instead of fighting crime, a student in Thailand was caught cheating on university entrance exams with a mobile phone that is worn as a wrist watch. Education Ministry officials are banning exam takers from wearing watch phones and other wristwatches. Photographs of the phone watch will be sent to exam centers around the country and students will have to… Read More

  • Yahoo Is Still Looking For A White Knight—News Corp.'s Offer Does Not Pencil Out, Neither Does AOL's

    At this point, everybody and their mother has looked at ways to scuttle Microsoft’s hostile bid for Yahoo: News Corp., AOL, Google, hedge funds. Even Barry Diller sniffed around (according to two sources), as did British Telecom and Asian investors. Some have put offers on the table. but none of them pencil out. Sources tell us that News Corp.put a variety of offers on the table… Read More

  • CrouchGear @ CeBIT Day 2

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724500&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Another day, another breathy video from your loving correspondents. Yesterday we saw our name get butchered, baby phones, and lots of ASUS stuff. Read More

  • Open Source 3-D Printing from OpenMoko

    OpenMoko, a developer of open source mobile devices, is offering its phone case CAD files to the world. With these files and a 3-D printer, anyone can make plastic parts for their mobile phone. Users will be able to customize handsets to unique specifications. “We want people to create their own flesh for their phone,” said Steve Mosher, VP of marketing at OpenMoko. OpenMoko CAD… Read More

  • The CeBIT bubble-boy

    For just 50 cents a day — the price of a cup of coffee — you can help this poor man look less like Mr. Bean. Won’t you please help? Read More

  • Cross country skiing sensors

    [photopress:IMG_1544.JPG,full,pp_image] While most of the CrouchGear staff can barely lift a pair of skis over their heads, some people actually get onto skis and ski around on flat surfaces for exercise and sport. This is called “cross-country skiing.” Whereas my favorite part of skiing is the mulled wine and languid bowel movements back at the chalet, these people have trainers… Read More

  • Video: CeBIT Day 2

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724500&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Read More

  • Rickshaw Bags shipping in May

    [photopress:rickshaw.png,full,pp_image] Recently launched at TED 2k8 is SF-based Rickshaw bagworks and I’ve just received word that they’ll be shipping bags out in May. I can’t vouch for the quality of said bags, but we’ll get a few into CG and test em out. Rickshaw Read More

  • CeBIT Highlight: University of Bremen's Brain-Computer Interface

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724668&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here is some video of one of the coolest and most useful technologies we found at the show — a brain-computer interface for the paralyzed. Read More

  • Psylock: Biometric Security Without Sensors

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724565&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Need an easy way to add biometrics to an online project? Psylock has an answer. It’s a Flash-based interface that compares your typing… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Crouching Squid, Hidden Gadgets Edition

    Pepastar paper construction kit
    Shark deterrent! (Caution: does not work in belly of shark)
    Aqua-Roombas to clean up oil spills using teamwork
    ITT phones for babies, kids, the elderly
    Welcome to the new, improved CrouchGear + contest Read More

  • Crunch Network


    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Jeremy Jones on Welcome to the new, improved CrouchGear + contest crouchgear.com hasn’t been available since an hour after the post. I bought it and forwarded the traffic to this post. It didn’t look like crunch gear was going… Read More

  • Mint Gets A Mint

    Silicon Valley based Mint, an “online Quicken” that also suggest to users different ways to save money by searching for deals on credit cards, bank accounts, etc., will announce a third round of funding today – $12.1 million from new investor Benchmark Capital and all previous investors, including Shasta Ventures, Sherpalo, Felicis Ventures, Hite Capital and First Round Capital. Read More

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