• Breath-based glucose sensor developed (and why it may never make it to market)

    I guess since I’m the resident diabetic at CrunchGear that I should write all the diabetes-related stories. Good old diabetic Doug. He’s got the sweet blood, let’s pass this one on to him. Hope he doesn’t go into diabetic retardation while he’s writing it. That’s what it’s called, right? Coma? What is it? He said to help him if he starts acting weird… Read More

  • Wherein we speculate why the BlackBerry Storm doesn't have Wi-Fi

    Why is it that the BlackBerry Storm doesn’t have Wi-Fi? If you believe BoyGenius—and how could you not!—it’s because Verizon Wireless doesn’t want it to have Wi-Fi. That’s a fine conspiracy theory, yes, but consider the following: • Name one CDMA BlackBerry with built-in Wi-Fi. You can’t. • Doesn’t VZW require you to have a BlackBerry… Read More

  • Does the Bilderberg Group have anything to do with the iPhone?

    The Bilderberg Group is meeting in Chantilly, VA right now, right outside of DC, and Bilderberg conspiracists are pretty excited, blaming Hilary’s decision to bow out on the machinations of the secret group. The Bilderberg Group is a meet-up of all the major figures in media, politics, and finance where all of the decisions that will effect us, the masses, are decided in airy ballrooms… Read More

  • UN agency doesn't rule out sabotage in undersea cable outages

    Maybe it was sabotage? Hmmmmmm The International Telecommunications Union, a UN organization, has not ruled out sabotage as the cause of some of those undersea cable outages that plagued the Middle East a few weeks ago. The official explanation—that a ship’s anchor did the damage—apparently can only explain one outage. Essentially, the ITU doesn’t want to rule anything… Read More

  • It's conspiracy day: Man who invented water fuel cell mysteriously poisoned (years ago)

    Continuing with Biggs’ “down with Big Oil” mantra from earlier today, check out this suspicious (and yes I know, old old old) video that I originally heard about on Opie & Anthony. It’s a news report of a man who supposedly invented a water fuel cell capable of powering all sorts of vehicles. The catch is, he was mysteriously poisoned before he get his device on… Read More

  • Former Owner Faces Jail Time

    From a consumer standpoint, was pretty close to the perfect music service — dirt cheap, easy to use, and the choice of how you wanted your music encoded. Oh, and no DRM. But mix in the RIAA, the WTO, and a couple major world governments, and you’ve got a recipe that ends up hurting consumers and potentially landing a man in jail. Read More

  • Gotcha! Spider Torture

    Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m arachnophobic. It’s like my only fear. Well that and germs. But that’s the only other thing. Aside from little people and gingers, though those aren’t so much of phobias as paranoias (there is collusion between the two to overthrow the world’s governments, sending us spiraling into apocalyptic chaos as they rise up [to the height… Read More