This week in Crave: The winning edition

Sure, the iPad 2 is the big story of the week (winning!), but a lot more went on too, and not all of it tablet-related.

In case you didn't hear, this week Apple announced the iPad 2, as we expected , and it shaped up to be just about what we thought it would be. More importantly, Steve Jobs (it was great see him) flouted the success of the original iPad--not just gloating that his company had single-handedly invented a market, but also bragging that the iPad's competitors were "flummoxed" (and saying it with a smile).

But that's not all! It's a big, bad technology world, you know?

• Jobs also introduced new apps for the iPad, like iMovie and Garage Band

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Asus' futuristic adaptive device can be whatever gadget you want it to be. Video screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

• Apple still has original iPads for as little as $350 .

• More movement from Motorola's Xoom tablet, with new pricing that makes it a little more competitive.

• The Navy is looking at creating swarms of robots that repair themselves, search for Sarah Connor.

• Turn your watch into a tablet or cell phone-- by stretching it .

• Another week, another creepy baby robot from Japan .

• Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss !

• Panasonic revealed pricing on a slew of new Blu-ray players .

• With sales sagging, Nintendo announced a new Mario game ; you can almost set your watch by these.

• Video games in the Smithsonian ? Yep, and you get to help pick 'em.

• The eyes have it with this futuristic computer .

• Angry Birds Seasons is getting a St. Pat's Day update . Cheers to that!

You'll note that this entire week in review post was written, edited, and published with not one Charlie Sheen joke. Now who's winning, Chaz?

Got a joke for us? Write to us at crave at cnet dot com.

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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