Too busy lamenting the demise of Buckyballs this week to keep up with Crave? Don't despair; these stories should renew your hope:
- "Sandy CrisisCamp": Helpful "hurricane hackers" are on the case.
- Amputee set for epic climb with thought-controlled bionic leg.
- Samsung's solar-powered school lights up African village.
Just before Hurricane Sandy started to pummel the East Coast this week, Microsoft managed to grab the tech headlines with the official debut of Windows Phone 8.
The launch of the next-generation mobile operating system, which came on the heels of last week's splashy Windows 8 debut, got people talking with its support for multicore processors and mobile payments, and its tighter relationship with the Windows platform. And as with Windows 8, Window Phone 8 uses live tiles instead of icons. (Though Microsoft is already being sued for those tiles, over patent-infringement claims.)
So far, Windows Phone 8 has … Read more
Just a week after both devices were announced, the first crop of iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad reviews are out of the gate.
The general consensus is that reviewers like the smaller form factor of the Mini for most tasks, but yearn for the Retina Display found on Apple's other devices, like the normal-size iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.
For the fourth-generation iPad, most reviewers say it's zippier, but that it's also difficult to tell how much zippier, since developers haven't done anything to push it to the limit. Reviewers also suggest that owners of the … Read more
Too busy being peeved about the fourth-generation iPad this week to keep up with Crave? These stories will catch you up -- and lower your blood pressure.
- The blood brain barrier has never looked so beautiful.
- Best home decor ever: Iron Man stained glass windows!
- Ever seen a bipedal robot walk a tightrope? Now you have.
- Robot Hall of Fame: Wall-E, BigDog, Nao, PackBot, come on down!
- A hoodie jacket with built-in goggles: Nope, that's not creepy at all.
- Full bladder? App pinpoints the best time to go mid-movie.
Confirming one of its worst-kept secrets, Apple took the wraps off the iPad Mini during a press event on Tuesday.
The new device, a 7.9-inch version of its 10-inch iPad tablet, comes in six pricing configurations. In addition to the 16GB tablet with Wi-Fi at $329, the 32GB tablet with Wi-Fi is $429, and the 64BG version is $529. For devices with Wi-Fi and 4G cellular connections, the 16GB tablet is $459, the 32GB is $559, and the 64GB is $659. These devices are shipping two weeks after their Wi-Fi-only counterparts.
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