This week in Crave: The bright lights, big bacteria edition

This week, we basked in the glow of microbes, used pee streams as game controllers, and tried hard not to drop a glass keyboard and mouse.

Too busy setting the mood with soft bacteria-powered lighting to keep up with Crave all week? Here's what you missed while you messing with microbes.

• Without special 3D glasses , they won't be able to see what's on your computer screen.

Let the bacteria light the way! Philips

• Our ultrabook wish list .

• How much is too much to pay for a gaming PC?

• Got what it takes for intelligence work? Crack a secret code to prove it.

• Don Draper would so love this wall clock .

• Great tech gifts for less than $100 .

• Don't drop this glass keyboard and mouse .

• 2011 would be a good year for Doctor Emmett Brown's DeLorean to break down.

• Think you're a game whiz? Prove it by playing urinal games .

• Lost-gadget stories don't usually have happy endings; this one did .

• There's some twisted stuff going on at the Nokia Research Center.

• And there's always twisted stuff going on at the Crave podcast :

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Got something twisted you want to tell us? Write to us at crave at cnet dot com. And be sure to follow us on Twitter: @crave.

Oh, and did you hear the good news? This week, Crave won an Editor & Publisher EPPY Award for best consumer technology blog with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over. Thanks, readers, for being our readers!

About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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