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On two back-to-back days, the Crave video blog visits a Cooking Mama: Cook Off tournament at the Nintendo World store and a Guitar Hero II play-off at the NYCLAN gaming center.
In this action-packed episode, we discuss color-blind gadgetry, Nerf accessories for the Nintendo Wii, the newest 'Star Wars' offering from Lego, Volkswagen art, personal submarines, and the synthesis of classical literature and 'World of Warcraft'. Whew!
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?'
Apple's iPod is the granddaddy of music players, but could a mere youngster like the Zune actually sound better? In our blind 'taste test,' we let people listen to both and decide for themselves.
We investigate the wide variety of toys collected by CNET employees, including the likes of Superman, Spider-Man, Mr. Potato Head, Mr. Wonderful, the Avenging Unicorn, Transformers, cars, monkeys, pigs, bobbleheads, and 'Star Wars' and 'Scooby-Doo' figuri
The Early Years David Malkinson, Roger Mackin and Phil Raines (guitar, guitar and drums) ? only formed in late-2004 and not along after, their demo tape received the on-air backing of Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq on Radio One and John Kennedy on XFM (they were even invited in to record sessions for both stations), Beggars Banquet were alerted to their talent. Less than a year on and their debut album is ready to go. Furthermore, it?s a delight. Both live and on record, the results are stunning; never swaying from their ambition to make inventive, original and accessible music. You might have already been converted to their ?noisy majesty? (Drowned in Sound) at this year?s Tapestry, Truck and Latitude festivals, supporting bands like Electrelane and / or at numerous club nights across the capital. You might even have been turned on to them by seeing them on constant late-night MTV2 rotation or soundtracking a recent Nike World Cup advert. Either way, once their music takes hold, you?ll not be sorry. The Early Years say themselves that they offer a sound that lies somewhere between their joint love for ambient noise, motorik beats, drones, feedback, harmony and melody. Dave cites his influences as Acid Mother?s Temple, The Boredoms and Spiritualized, Roger talks of his love for The 13th Floor Elevators, Julian Cope, The Velvet Underground and Storm in Heaven-era Verve and Phil talks of Can, Neu! and Tortoise as being his major sources of inspiration; all this helps to explain both the bands depth and integrity
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
Huge news day today, with Google's I/O presentation packing about a day's worth of news into a single hourlong presentation--and this is just the first day. We wonder whether Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Chrome OS can exist in the same world, and whether the music labels will ever again get a seat at the table. Plus, why Microsoft bought Skype, cellphones getting disaster notification texts, and the New Yorker comes to the iPad. --Molly
A notepad for Chrome.
In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of life to sell its primary export--youth and beauty.