What we Craved this week: Scary robots, CTIA, jailbreaking, and the DSi

We saw plenty of phones this week, but this week was about more than just CTIA.

This week was a pretty diverse one here at Crave. We covered all the mobile news out of the CTIA 2009 trade show thoroughly, but there was plenty of other stuff going on.

• On Thursday, we brought you news of a robot that came up with its own genetic hypotheses--and then tested them on its own. If they call it Skynet, we're screwed.

Not your grandma's sewing machine... Brother

• We also told you that AT&T would start selling subsidized Netbooks for $50, which is something I modestly predicted last year .

• We had some fun with Nintendo's new DSi , and marveled at how Nintendo is aiming at devices like the iPhone with the console's new functionality.

• And we had good news for those who like their iPhones jailbroken: the Dev Team has done it again, this time opening up iPhone's OS 3.0 beta 2 with a software hack. Personally, I'm very excited about this.

• Oh, yeah, and a very high-tech sewing machine .

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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