What we Craved this week

We look back at the best and geekiest stuff from Crave in the past week.

We realize you probably spent a lot of time coming up with your Halloween costume this week (extra bonus points if your creativity went beyond a red power suit, pageant hair, and Tina Fey glasses!). So if you weren't able to keep up with all the goings-on in gadget land over the past five days, no worries, we've got what you need to know right here.

Vivienne Tam flowered Netbook
Hewlett-Packard

• Prison life just got easier --for the guards at least.

• MP3 player prices are sinking to the bottom of the iriver.

• Showing now, pretty much everywhere : Netflix.

• Hewlett-Packard makes your dream of owning a magenta, flower-patterned Netbook come true.

• That burning smell could be your HP/Toshiba/Dell laptop with a Sony lithium ion battery inside.

• You thought Halloween was scary? Wait 'til you read this .

• And don't forget to check out Crave resident DIY geek Donald Bell's weekend Max/MSP project .

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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