What we Craved this week: Cute bots, MMS, tablets, and T-Pain

If T-Pain ever googles his name he might want to beat me up. But I can take him.

Nokia's X3 makes music. Nokia

It's been a busy week here at Crave with a whole lot of gadget news coming out of IFA 2009 in Berlin, including Toshiba announcing a touch-screen tablet called the JournE . This is, perhaps, Toshiba's effort to take on Apple's mythical machine before it's even official. Begun, the tablet wars have.

• We also saw some new photo and video gear from Panasonic. The company's betting quite a bit on the future of cinema being in 3D, and we think that's a good bet to make.

• Nokia's World Conference, also in Germany, was the venue for the debut of a pair of new high-end music phones , the X6 and the X3. Nokia's phones usually have boring names, but we're glad they're now naming them after experimental aircraft. Go, Nokia, go.

• Logitech's new Wi-Fi radio is an improvement on its already awesome lineup and includes Flickr integration, which, while pointless, is rather cool. I want one.

• The PS3 and the Xbox 360 have finally--finally-- bested the Wii from Nintendo in U.S. sales. It was a tough road to get to the top, but they made it. Welcome to the big league, guys.

What can we say, except awww? Will Wagenaar

• Just when I was sick of Auto-Tune and the millions of songs that abuse it, and just when I thought it was going away, T-Pain brings an app to the iPhone that Auto-Tunes everything. Thanks, Shor-tay. Thanks a lot.

• These robot sculptures are adorable and I wish they were real and I had one as a pet. I would name him "Clanky." Or "Josh."

• Oh, and there was some stuff going around about the iPhone getting MMS or something . I may have missed it.

See anything else we missed? Write to us at crave at cnet dot com. We always love to hear from you.

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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