week in review CTIA 2012, held this week in New Orleans, was by all accounts mellower than in prior years. And it wasn't so much about the introduction of a bevy of new products as it was about getting a sense of what's to come down the pike for carriers, phone makers, and the wireless industry as a whole. Clearly the future will be chock-full of compelling devices featuring Android's Ice Cream Sandwich and LTE data networks.
Today we'll take a critical look at the way people respond to celebrity deaths in the wake of Maurice Sendak, Adam Yauch, and Vidal Sassoon. We'll take you through the five typical stages of "grief" based on what Vice Magazine calls the Facebook Death Patrol.
We also have some bad news to report to children of millennials: your parents are still getting it on, and they're probably using a smartphone at the same time. A survey from Meredith's Parent Network questioned 1,000 moms born between 1977 and 1994 and found that 21 percent of them used their smartphones in the bathroom, while an astounding 12 percent admitted to using them in coitus! Sorry if we just ruined your day, kids.… Read more
Too busy getting airborne in your wacky personal multicopter this week to keep up with Crave? Drift back down to Earth for a moment and catch up on the stories you missed.
Who knew censored Google Earth pix could look so artsy-cool?
Out of this world! A motorcycle with spacecraft propulsion parts.
Speaking of space, look skyward tonight for a super perigee moon!
Eric Mack is not living happily ever after with his Nook Tablet.
week in review We now know what investors will spend -- at least for a few seconds -- to get a piece of what is likely the most anticipated tech IPO ever.
Facebook is seeking to raise as much as $13.6 billion in its IPO, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission, which would value the company at roughly $88 billion. The company is aiming to price its shares between $28 and $35.
This paves for the way for Facebook and its bankers to begin the road show on Monday, with shares to start … Read more
Too busy perfecting your new machine-strength handshake to keep up with Crave this week? Well, put down those robo-powered fingers and take a moment to grasp these top stories.
That giant game of Tetris? It's actually an MIT building.
Samsung's getting into the lucrative mind-reading brain implant business.
And while we're on the subject of braaains...
Prepare for the apocalypse with bleeding zombie shooting targets.
Major sci-fi publisher to DRM: So long!
Sailing, sailing, over the ocean blue -- in a ship with energy-saving metal sails.
week in review A controversial Internet surveillance bill cleared its first hurdle to becoming law this week.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, rejecting increasingly vocal arguments from critics that it would do more to endanger Americans' privacy than aid cybersecurity. By a vote of 248 to 168, a bipartisan majority approved CISPA, which would permit Internet companies to hand over confidential customer records and communications to the National Security Agency and other portions of the U.S. government.
While a proposed amendment that would have formally granted the NSA … Read more
First off, congrats to David G. of Seattle for winning an Aperion Audio Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System in last week's giveaway!
Super Mario Bros. fans, this week's giveaway's for you. We've got a collection of Super Mario 2-inch mini figurines that includes Daisy, Lakitu, Mario, Luigi, Koopa Troopa, and Shy Guy. We also have two battery-operated radio-controlled Karts for the taking -- one with Mario in the driver's seat and another with Yoshi at the wheel.
Normally, it would cost you $75.99 to load up on all this Mario fun, but you have … Read more
Too busy lamenting that Japan gets all the cool stuff first to keep up with Crave this week? Cheer up! We've got plenty of cool stuff right here in our look back at the week that was.
Who knew dumpsters could snap pretty pictures?
Speaking of amazing shots, don't miss these views of Shuttle Discovery's last flight.
Camera makers are screwing up on Wi-Fi, says Joshua Goldman. Here's how.
Star light, star bright, first LED star I see tonight.
A rare peek inside DC Comics' N.Y. digs. No Kryptonite threats required.
week in review Oracle's Java patent and copyright lawsuit against Google and its Android mobile operating system kicked off this week with some familiar faces taking the witness stand.
Oracle attorney David Boies began his arguments by focusing on a particular presentation on July 25, 2005, listing "Must take license from Sun" as one of the bullet points of the agenda. Google CEO Larry Page, who testified via his video deposition, was essentially questioned about whether this presentation was written and led by Andy Rubin, senior vice president of mobile at Google (aka the father of Android), … Read more
I'd like to discuss a new trend in online marketing that will make you exceptionally wealthy and be in a position to buy Facebook with your own personal funds.
But first could you answer this question: When you are in the bath, do you a) read a book about fangless vampires? b) smoke substances of an illegal nature and then get annoyed when a little hot detritus falls onto your naked chest? Or c) plot how you will murder your boss without anyone noticing?