What we Craved this week

A look back at the most interesting and weirdest gadgets of the week.

If you have a short memory or didn't have time to catch up on Crave this week (editor's note: for shame!), no worries, we've got you covered. Here's a look back at the truly interesting, strange, and wonderfully silly gadgets we checked out.

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• Dell was able to whip up a lot of press coverage--us included--this week with mere mention that it might enter the smartphone market and revisit its past life as a seller of MP3 players. But the guys in Round Rock, Texas, actually did release some real, live products this week, most notably the mini-desktop they're calling the Dell Studio Hybrid .

• LG made good on its promise at CES to make a Blu-ray player that also streams Netflix Watch It Now videos. The guys at CNET Reviews got their hands on one of the first boxes.

• Someone has to be fairly passionate about the Olympics--and be desperate to show off their status with their cell phone--to be into this .

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• CNET's Molly Wood has a polite request for Steve Jobs & Co.

• A really, really, really old calculator .

• A robot that mimics human emotions. Creepy? Cute? You decide .

• The latest in stab-resistant clothing . Bulletproof vests are so last season.

See anything awesome we missed? Send it our way at crave at cnet dot com.

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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