This week in Crave: The kith and Kin edition

This week has been a pretty hopping one here at Crave, with Mother's Day coming up, and the launch of our new DIY Weekend series.

This week has been a pretty hopping one here at Crave, for a few reasons. Besides helping you get ready for Mother's Day, we've been been helping you use gadgets and social media to find love (not that I know anything about that).

Microsoft Kin
We took the Kin for a Spin. James Martin/CNET

We also talked about many things iPad, including a case that turns it into a laptop and stats showing it might already be affecting the Netbook market. We dug down a little and looked at Microsoft's Kin phone and wondered why Verizon doesn't bundle it with Zune Pass.

The PS3 Slim got turned into a laptop, and we like the mod much. It even looks good.

Also this week, we launched our own new semi-regular "DIY Weekend" series. If you have some do-it-yourself tech you'd like to show off here, let us know by writing to us at crave dot cnet dot com and putting DIY Weekend in the subject line. If we like your creation, we'll feature it on Crave!

Oh, and not to be forgotten: HP launchedsome newlaptops; bionic hands got a lot stronger; and pet fur to mop up the big oil spill. Huh?

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