This week in Crave: The independent edition

Some of us at Crave are waiting in line for the new "Twilight" movie, so it falls to those of us who hate sparkling vampires to bring you our weekly roundup.

Some of us at Crave are waiting in line for the new "Twilight" movie, so it falls to those of us who hate sparkling vampires (read: me) to bring you our weekly roundup. It'll be someone else's turn when "Tron 2" comes out this winter.

• iPhone 4 problems? Use a rubber wristband .

• The world of "Futurama" like you've never seen it .

The Optimus Popularis is on its way. Art Lebedev Studio

• Those "clacky" keyboards of your youth are back .

• And check out the sexiest keyboard (a lot) of money can buy .

• Microsoft Kin, we hardly knew ye .

• Great deals now on the Kindle DX .

• Tesla's all-electric Roadster gets an upgrade .

• Rumors abound that the iPhone is headed to Verizon. No, this is not a repeat from 2008 .

• This robot dispenses beer . I want this robot. Badly.

• But this is the robot I want if I'm ever lost at sea.

See anything we missed? Send those story tips along to crave at cnet dot com. Now, if you'll pardon me, I'm going to go enjoy all five bars I get with my iPhone 3GS.

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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