Crave gets lost in the jungle Video
This week on Crave, Veronica Belmont and James Kim get the shivers from the coolness of the new tattooed Razr phones, then warm up with solar-powered cars (and maybe a Strawberry daiquiri), and finally wonder aloud, 'Where is the Shuffle?'
Hosts Veronica Belmont and James Kim introduce the concept of Crave by showing off their own recently acquired gadgets of desire.
Splendid performances this week as Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt comment on the Academy Awards and create their own celebrity gift bags from the cool stuff they found on the Crave blog.
In this week's Crave vodcast, CNET's Veronica Belmont and Kevin Massy take a look at a remote you can shoot your television with, plus an MP3 player that floats in the bathtub.
This week on Crave, Veronica Belmont and James Kim discuss: the ridiculous-looking fun of the Nintendo Wii; the new made-for-women phone that stores recipes and alerts when it is time to get pregnant; and the sweaty palm syndrome and how technology can he
CNET's Veronica Belmont and Nicole Lee takes us on a first look at the LG VX8700, a sleek, stainless steel phone that includes a cool video wallpaper feature.
Want to show off that cool new iPhone app but not sure how? Veronica Belmont shows you step by step how to take a screenshot from your iPhone on today's Tekzilla Daily.
On their 2001 self-titled debut, the five-piece band KINKY (Gilberto Cerezo, Ulises Lozano, Carlos Chairez, Omar Gongora, Cesar Pliego) emerged from the desert city of Monterrey, Mexico with a set of world-savvy songs that belied the fact that most of the ideas were birthed in their small home studio. As musicians who not only knew their various instruments but each other for many years within the small but supportive music scene of Monterrey, a collective vision of channeling sounds across the globe was definitely within reach. To work on thier second album, Atlas, they headed deep into the jungle, uprooting their studio and taking up temporary residence in an isolated ranch in Quintana Roo, Mexico for a month. From there, KINKY traveled to a different sort of jungle - Los Angeles - in order to write a few more songs and work with venerable engineer Thom Russo (System of a Down, Audioslave). Russo helped the band bring out a more raw and rock-driven sound in comparison with their electro-pop dominated debut (though they haven't abandoned their love of the machines either). "The approach for this album was different from the first in that on this one we wanted to focus on a live, organic band sound," says Ulises. "In the first album we recorded ourselves and made loops. On this record we didn't use as many loops or samples. It was more like a live session where we'd record the whole track on tape [too], rather than just digital. You can hear all the organic sounds like guitar, drum, bass and vocals all sounding live." It's this contrast of environments - represented by the image of a fantastical grasshopper-jetliner hybrid on the album cover - and constantly being on the road that makes up the themes of Atlas. Sonically it is a clash of the organic and the digital; lyrically it roams from remembering to grab and savor the moments maybe you can ("Snapshot", which owes its rhythms to "quebradita", a northern Mexican music style) to finding something special in what most take for granted as those in-between times when you're waiting for something else to happen ("Airport Feelings"). But they start right at home in Mexico, with the propulsive single "Presidente." "We're asking, which color is our president? Green, white or red?" explains Gil. "These are the colors of our flag and they cover different ideas. Red can be very drastic or violent, or mean danger. White means peace or being clean. Green means things are growing up or developing. So each color represents state of mind or feeling and I think it's a good analogy with our flag."
What's not to crave about a pole dancing bike? We can think of a few things, actually, but it's still pretty cool. Donald, Eric, and Jasmine also have a go at a super simple phone for luddites and get very serious about George Lucas's neck fat. Plus, Jasmine wants to take a ride in GUSS, Donald has a massive crush on a limbless robot, and Eric wants to take a date to Burger King. Finally, a little bit of ear candy for the MP3 Insider holdovers with some knobtastic speaker furniture.