Last week, CNETsome classic consumer technology: a smartphone, a camera, some speakers. This week, we ventured into less-traveled tech territory and unearthed some gems.
The best Prius of them all
Let's start with a car. The drivers behind CNET Car Tech have been working their way through the new, expanded 2012 Prius lineup, reviewing the smaller
The intrepid Antuan Goodwin tried to bust Toyota's mileage claims by driving the Prius like a bat out of hell, but ended up proving only that Prius is still the MPG king. (Seriously,
Print your own whatever, whenever
OK, the Prius is great and all, but we all know cars. Cars have been around forever. Whatever. Let's talk about blow-your-mind cool new technology: 3D home printers. More specifically, let's talk about the Internet's first-ever rated review of the
Remember back at CES 2012, when a whole flight of reasonably priced 3D printers were announced? (OK, $2,000 isn't cheap, but it's about as much as a really high-end laptop.) We got really excited because for the first time, inventors and hobbyists -- or even bored tinkerers who just feel like making their own toys -- could prototype new objects at home. Senior Editor Rich Brown even from a kit and .
This week, we got our hands on a major player in this space: The
Of course, we found other, more traditional, devices to love this week, too.