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Crave: Man vs. jetpack, Ep: 111

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Crave: Man vs. jetpack, Ep: 111

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A German inventor has built a DIY jetpack. We get a first look at "Star Wars" pinball for iOS and Android, and "Star Trek" fans win a major space battle when they vote to name a Pluto moon "Vulcan." All that and more on this week's episode of Crave.

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And this is great. Here's what's happening this week on cnet's crave blog. -- W brings -- Mario and first person in a new segment we'll fly. The Google nexus was launched into orbit this week with a -- -- one nano satellites in an experiment to find out if it's true that in space no one can hear you scream. The nexus was put through a battery of tests prior to the launch is now scheduled to assume control of the satellite to see how well it operates under harsh space conditions the phone will also -- -- several recorded screams in space including this guy yelling. -- -- -- The -- gesture controlled -- and uses muscle power in a combination of motion sensors to track your gestures. When you snap your fingers wave your hand or point your finger translate that movement into a gesture based on the muscles used an arm processor and rechargeable batteries power the -- -- which communicates with devices using Bluetooth. He can potentially be used to not only control your computer but also like quad doctors interface for the IOS and Android devices -- played video games. The -- can be pre ordered for -- 149 dollars and will ship in late 2013. Star Wars pinball is now available on Android and IOS. It. -- zen studios has released their version of Star Wars pinball which is also being released on Mac PlayStation and Xbox. -- will offer three Star Wars -- tables including both offense to clone wars in the empire strikes back as part of its existing zen pinball have to. Each game will cost 199 yet you have -- Me to force you would give him off. Solutions we can start. And speaking of -- get a bull's eye view with the ball camp. Researchers Chris gets money from Carnegie Mellon university in -- -- who read Jeff from Japan university of electro communications. Co authored a paper on health algorithms in their prototype football can recognize footage of the ground as it spins at 600 RPM. Software then discards images in the sky and hit the ground images together into an almost seamless wide angle view from the ball because it spirals over the field. Imagine how this technology can be used for a very cool -- -- camera angle and future football season. Star Trek fans won a major battle last month when they voted to name one of Pluto as moves Balkans astronomer mark Showalter in the -- institute classic and -- -- -- -- to plutonium -- presently named. -- -- spring into action asking its millions of Twitter followers to vote for the name volcanism website Pluto rocks dot com. Spock AKA -- -- way join in the fun tweeting that Vulcan is a logical choice. The final vote tally for Vulcan came in at 174060. Pupils. Projects Skype flash is the brainchild of German inventor Fritz Unger who wants to soar like a bird by strapping wings into jet engines to his back. So far he's been unsuccessful actual flight but he did lift off a runway for a few seconds -- a test traveling at -- top speed of 34 miles per hour. Sprint has been most successfully using -- jet pack is an awesome snows less amount. Luckily the jet -- is equipped with an emergency parachute. Hi guys that's a show thank you for watching and make sure you subscribe cnet's crave blog crave at cnet.com. And while -- there this week crave is giving way to let their iPad cases from provides. Click on the -- featured -- enter to win.
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