Ep. 10: Barbie likes to watch Video
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.
This week, Lego goes crazy for Minecraft (even if we don't), the Death Star gets a real-world estimate, DARPA invests in making Avatar a reality, and Eric and Bonnie make their Barbie dreams come true. In Geek news, Eric is obsessed with Mass Effect 3; he also shows off a mash-up of "The Prestige" and the latest "Dark Knight" trailers.
Eric and Donald reveal their TV watching habits and the lies behind tablet marketing. Also, the bionic arm just got cooler, the human computer interface is a temporary tattoo, and plans to put the Crave show in a van... a small one.
Jasmine's (mostly) back from vacation, and already hates the iPhone 4. To balance out her blind rage for the as-yet released device, Eric and Donald tackle Crave stories ranging from monkey-controlled robots, laser drug injection, and a Lego printer that drives ladies wild (or not). Stick around for the end, and you may just see Darth Vader's cleavage.
Bonnie's back, just in time to witness a barrage of futuristic concept videos. We get Samsung's take on the transparent tablet of the future. Also, Toyota's vision of a self-driving psychedelic car from a frightening nightmarescape where the middle-aged are given the Logan's Run treatment. We revisit the fashion predictions of 1939 and watch as flying robots construct foam towers. In Geek News, Eric recounts his obsession with MST3K and the latest Rifftrax Riffplayer, makes amends with Dr. Who Fans, and shows us the creepier side of Batman.
This week, Crave branches out onto our friendly neighborhood tech blogs to bring you a super fantastique, ultra huge, raver-friendly digital turntable thingie...and a bottle opener. Don't be too let down by that second one: it's over-priced and attaches to your bike, so it still has some cache. Also, Donald and Eric get extremely excited over a glorified statue, an electric Datsun leaves a Nissan GT-R in the dust, and a giant robot arm is put to good use. Plus, Jasmine squeals over an elephant with some monstrous dental work, and we take a look at a camera lens
cleavage coffee mug.
Eric Franklin once again invades the Crave podcast and is more than happy to provide his opinion on how unrealistic our latest Lego obsession is. Jasmine, on the other hand, is utterly unimpressed with the DIY power laces that aim to mimic the sweet Nikes from "Back to the Future II." But the tone turns hopeful when we get to Donald's army of beer-o-matic robots, and we're all a little taken with two sweet keyboards that take two totally different tacks.
The Parrot MiniDrone is fitted with two wheels that let it walk on the ceiling.
While Jasmine's away, Donald and Eric fully nerd out with robots, robots, more robots, and vodka.
Get the most out of your computer's LCD monitor with some simple adjustments. Eric Franklin walks you through the process.