Maker Faire: Robot hockey shoot-out Video
The FIRST Robotics Competition takes place all over the world and showcases high school students passionate about robotics. Watch their contraptions in action as they compete under this year's theme: "Aim High," a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey--with robots as the players.
Eric and Donald reflect on their time at Maker Faire 2011 and encounters with robots, propane, and high-voltage sculpture, and wacky automobiles.
Anonymous hockey blogger Eklund from HockeyBuzz.com joins The 404 Podcast to offer an insider's look at sports blogging and how technology is shaping the future of media.
Tom Merritt shows you a cool car hack from Maker Faire as well as a tiny MP3 player, a huge laptop, and more.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: The usual suspects help kick off a week of Jeff-less shows while he's away at E3. With zero hockey and video game news to hold us back, we're chatting about a few offbeat stories from the weekend, including preteens on Facebook, Denver ambulances using subwoofers to clear traffic, and a dad whose cyberprank definitely crossed the line.
This week on the CNET Tech Review: new touch-screen Nook coming soon; how to make the switch from iPhone to Android; robots get busy at Maker Faire; and we count down the Top 5 iTunes alternatives for Android.
Stanford University's robotic car crosses the DARPA Grand Challenge finish line in the southern Nevada desert, netting the racing team a $2 million prize from the U.S. Department of Defense. Sebastian Thrun, head of the Stanford Racing Team, celebrates.
The U.S. men's hockey team still has a long way to go before they reach Olympic gold in Vancouver, but last night's 5-3 victory over Canada takes them a step closer to their goal. In other words, Jeff has never been more proud to be an American hockey fan, and be sure to catch today's Calls From The Public to hear me attempt to define a power play in less than 10,000 words.
Crave explores Maker Faire: playing with robots and videos games, chatting with inventors, gawking at Steve Wozniak, and tripping out on bicycle-powered blinky lights. Fun!
CNET's Donald Bell and Eric Franklin scour the 2011 Maker Faire in search of Crave-worthy tech -- preferably the stuff that shoots fire.