Blog Profile / CrunchGear


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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Insta360 Air brings affordable, easy 360 photo and video to Android phones

You can share 360-degree video and images in more places than ever before, but how to capture that content in the first place? Insta360 has built a bit of a name for itself creating relatively inexpensive add-ons for the smartphone you already have that’d the ability to use those devices to record and broadcast in 360. Show More Summary

Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money

Apple’s AirPods are probably the first really mainstream completely wireless headphones, but Erato has been making these for a while now. The company’s latest is the Muse 5, a set of in-ear buds that are cheaper than their debut Apollo 7 option, but still come with a charging case and very respectable battery life. Show More Summary

Behold the robo-fruit

Perhaps you’ve been watching the BBC’s Spy in the Wild, in which meticulously recreated robotic animals cohabitate with their fleshy brethren and record all their secret goings and doings. But haven’t you ever wondered what fruit gets up to during the long trip from its homeland to your local produce department? These robo-fruits are your best bet to find out. Read More

The Casio Edifice EQB501 takes a licking, connects to your cellphone

Casio makes beefy watches for not-always-beefy people. Their latest, the Edifice EQB-501 is an interesting amalgam of form, function, and high tech features and it has enough dials, buttons, and sensors to keep well-connected on your trek through the jungle, urban or otherwise. Show More Summary

The Gladius underwater drone will shoot in 4K as it reaches the briny deep

First drones took to the air. Now they take to the sea! The Gladius is basically a remote-controlled submarine with a 4K camera that can dive to 100 meters. A big, yellow double-barreled monster, the beast is controlled via a phone-connected remote and it is semi-tethered, which means it can roll out about 500 meters with the right gear. Read More

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod

In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation technologies announced a key move in its own progress towards that goal on Tuesday: It has begun construction on its first full scale passenger capsule, to be completed and revealed in 2018. Show More Summary

If you like to linger where it’s shady the Populele wants to linger too

If music be the food of love then get ready to hit the Old Country Buffet. A wild new startup is about to unleash Populele, an electric Ukulele that will teach you how to play old Uke standards like Ukulele Lady, D’yer Maker, and Tiptoe Through The Tulips. Show More Summary

Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer

Formlabs’ Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples’ radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical but had upgraded internals for increased speed and reliability. Following Formlabs’ $35 million raise last year, the company has focused its attention on its more professional-grade Form 2 printer instead. Read More

Bixby is Samsung’s new ‘intelligent interface’ for smartphones and beyond

Samsung is entering the voice-powered virtual assistant game a bit later than its competitors, but it says that its forthcoming ‘Bixby’ agent will be “fundamentally different” form what’s already available, thanks to features that reduce confusion around when and where it can be used, and a general knowledge of what’s going on with your device whenever… Read More

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in three colors

Can you smell this? It’s the smell of some fresh new leaks coming from Evan Blass’ Twitter account. This time, Evan shared some renderings of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in not one, not two but three different colors. And this is what it looks...Show More Summary

Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity

When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of god, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic trepanation station is a good idea. Read More

X-ray technique creates nanometer-scale 3D reconstructions of computer chips

The chips in our devices are powered by transistors and circuits so small that they can barely be detected by our most advanced imaging techniques. How chip makers manage to do quality control when they can’t even see what they’re working is a really good question. Show More Summary

Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device and yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control...Show More Summary

Pegaswitch is an easy exploit toolkit for the Nintendo Switch

A day after the world got confused whether or not the Switch was truly hacked a group of programmers have released Pegaswitch, a “toolkit” that allows for limited code execution, allowing users to execute some unsigned code on the Switch. To be clear, this is not a full jailbreak but instead a proof-of-concept that could lead to a jailbreak. “It allows you to call… Read More

Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

In what amounts to a an innocuous but important proof-of-concept a hacker called LiveOverflow has released a jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. The interesting thing? Because of a bug in the browser...Show More Summary

Can your smart home be used against you in court?

First responders found a body floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning. He’d gone to bed at 1 AM, while Collins and another friend stayed up drinking. Authorities subpoenaed Amazon over the case — they hoped Bates’s Echo might hold some insights into what happened the… Read More

Parental control service “Circle with Disney” to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more

Circle with Disney, a device that helps parents manage their home’s internet rules and restrictions, wants to be more than just a modern-day net nanny. Already, it had differentiated itself from competing software solutions, by offering...Show More Summary

These magical (robotic) socks teach you to dance (robotically)

As humans find themselves forced to mate with our robotic overlords I suspect there will be some dancing. And what better way to teach us how to dance than with motors tucked into our socks? Designer Pascal Ziegler built these wild wearables to teach “dancing pairs choreography.” They’re basically vibrating socks. Show More Summary

Kuri the adorable smart home robot can now detect your face

Kuri, the smart home robot from Bosch internal startup Mayfield Robotics, won a lot of hearts when it debuted at CES in January. Now, the little domestic bot has gained some new abilities, which should help it win minds, too, when it launches officially to pre-order customers later this year. Show More Summary

Here’s why the Switch’s left Joy-Con could have connection issues

The Nintendo Switch is great and I can’t stop thinking about Zelda even when I’m not playing it. But some of you may have noticed that the left ‘Joy-Con’ controller has some connection issues. Some reviewers noticed the issue, Nintendo itself has some recommendations. And TechCrunch has also heard that it’s likely due to a hardware issue that would need to be… Read More

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