Craving NYC: Dancing with the robotic stars Video
It's all the goodies from the Crave blog. Natali Del Conte joins Brian Tong to talk about what they still Crave with the iPhone 3G, Sony's Rolly dancing MP3 player, a BMW concept car made of fabric, and a robot you can make out with!
Frank Garvey is the founder and director of the OmniCircus, an art space in San Francisco that houses music, paintings, and robots. From performances inside the OmniCircus to out on the streets of the city, Garvey's robots are meant to incite dialogue about class and the absurdity of a rich society that houses ghettos. Hear from Gravey and see his robots in action. CNET News.com's Vincent Tremblay reports.
A special Valentine's Day episode of Crave, featuring robots, Champagne, little bits, and zombie chocolates. Plus, X-ray leggings, spider battle bots, hover boards, "Star Wars" crafts, and a peek at the perfect date movie, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Sharon Jones was born Sheron Lafaye Jones in Augusta, Georgia on May 4th 1956. Her mother moved to Brooklyn soon thereafter, however Jones was sent down south for a few months every year to stay with her family. As a child, she and her brothers would imitate the songs and dances of James Brown, who shared their hometown. Like many rhythm and blues entertainers, she began performing in church at a very young age where her voice would find a lifelong home and inspiration. As a teenager in the early nineteen seventies, she began singing outside of the church in talent shows and with local funk groups. Later she would make her living with a combination of sporadic session work as a mostly anonymous voice on various dance records (sometimes credited as Lafaye Jones), singing with wedding bands, and a handful of day jobs which included stints as both a prison guard at New York’s notorious Riker’s Island, and an armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank. In 1996 she was called in to sing back-up at a Desco Records studio session for 70’s soul legend Lee Fields.
This week, old meets new as we drool over a new AC/DC pinball machine, turn our old CDs into works of art, and put your condom's location on the Web. Plus, a skateboard powered by your brain, a shopping cart that stalks and judges you, a DIY Chewbacca tissue box suitable for space travel misadventures, and Bonnie's robot gets a name.
Soon, Crave will be produced entirely by robots. Until then, we chat about cool new tech like a video game controller that picks up on your thoughts and feelings. Plus, we ask an important question: Will it blend?
Etsy.com, an online marketplace for handmade goods, recently opened a "lab" in Brooklyn to give its site a real-world footprint.
To celebrate the launch of Nokia's colorful new Windows phones, we'll take a look at the tech it's replacing: voicemail and e-mail! We'll also look at Eurocom's new mobile phone approved by rabbis.
This week, the Crave team reveals their favorite Super Mario Brothers-themed lighting fixture, along with a $50 solution for adding sound effects to your doorbell. Japan offers up an off-the-grid vending machine and a rice cooker that commincates with your smartphone. Crave's most dedicated Star Wars fan shows off his tattoos. And in Geek News, Eric discusses (no spoilers) the controversy surrounding the Mass Effect 3 ending, and shows off the trailer for a new space horror film, Prometheus.
Veronica Belmont lays an egg for guest host Tom Merritt. Is it a dinosaur egg? No, but there has been a baby dinosaur robot wandering around the CNET offices. Turns out, neither dinosaurs nor Furbies are actually extinct.