Yes, I know Maker Faire was like, so last week. But these things take time, and so now I bring to you our Crave masterpiece from Maker Faire!There was so much awesome stuff that Donald and I could barely keep track. We didn't have enough time to see everything, but there are a ton more clips available for your viewing pleasure, such as the hackable Roombas and an interview with Know How's Tim Anderson!
You've heard of the Pepsi Challenge, right? With the help of Jasmine France and Donald Bell, I do a very unscientific study in the courtyard of the CNET offices to discover which MP3 player our participants preferred! The results may surprise you (or not).
This week in the Rafe & Tom Real Deal podcast: Silverlight. Real Deal fans sent some interesting and technical questions about the platform ahead of time, which Tom had good answers for. Check out the podcast here:
Next Tuesday, we'll be discussing live streaming, and of course, we'll live-stream the recording session, at 3 p.m. Pacific Time next Tuesday. More details to come.
If you want to join the discussion ahead of time, head on over to the Real Deal forums or post a question here.
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I told you last week that we were going to have something special this time, and I wasn't kidding!
Welcome to the First Annual Parallel Park-Off, where our two competitors try their hands at parking a (tiny) car, in a space that will shrink with each round. It may sound easy, but it takes a lot of skill, dedication, and depth perception. In this episode of Crave, our competitors, Kevin Massy and Wayne Cunningham, face off in our beautiful parking arena!
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I've joined Tom Merritt's weekly Real Deal podcast. Each week we'll discuss a new Web 2.0 technology or product, and try to dive a little deeper than we could in either a single Webware blog post or in the other podcast I co-host from time to time, CNET's Buzz out Loud.
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Is your computer a little metal hippie or a horrible, belching mass of arsenic and lead? Only we in the Crave Podcast can decide, as self-appointed bastions of all that is environmentally good and true.
Other treats include the news that Digg has had its stoner-hacker users up in arms because it censored stories that linked to HD DVD encryption codes.
If that's not enough to tickle your turnip, we also take a look at Apple's new green image, pick apart the BBC iPlayer announcement and try our luck at staying upright on the gymnastically challenging BT Balance. … Read more
You'd think that bloggers and podcasters would be happy with their respective media. After all, how much better can it be to have free worldwide distribution of whatever it is you want to say at any moment.
But if you think that's enough for them--and hey, why not lump them all together in one large group--you'd be wrong. We know this because Larstan Publishing has just announced the launch of, well, Blogger & Podcaster magazine, a new monthly dedicated to chronicling the latest and greatest happenings, and the biggest names in, er, blogging and podcasting.
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It's not that I don't understand the concept of a mini Bathtub Racer, I just don't see the point of it if you're clothed and/or not sitting in water. Without those elements, it might as well be anything! Where's the sense of adventure? Anyhow, here are the links for this episode:RSS feeds via Morse code An antispying diary for kids Your daily dose of obnoxiousness: Mini Cooper limo with whirlpool
This morning, SplashCast, the media syndication service, is launching MyPodcastNetwork, a new feature that lets users create a single player to aggregate and play audio and video content via RSS feeds. If you're a podcast listener, you might already be using an aggregation service such as iTunes or Odeo to pull in your favorite shows. What's neat about doing this on SplashCast is that you can mix it in with other audio, video, and pictures in one big mashup, then share your creation with others by embedding it on blogs or social networking profiles.
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We've all seen what happens when we give robots an inch--Terminator 2: Judgment Day--but perhaps we should consider passing laws to make robot murder, if not a crime, at least something we socially frown on. The delicate issue is put on trial in this week's Crave Podcast. If that subject doesn't slice your pie, then what about city-wide free Wi-Fi networks? Or does the iAxe 393 USB Guitar appeal to your rockstar daydreams? We review it in this episode.
Other treats include the Crave team's reaction to news that Bob Geldof plans to launch a "Dictionary Of Man" online… Read more