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​BrewBot hopes its machine will make craft-beer brewing a breeze

Hipster companies and home-brew experimenters may be able to slake their thirst for small batches of beer with little effort thanks to a Northern Ireland startup's $4,000 automated system.

By November 3, 2015


Ep. 46: Death from above

An Australian Engineer brings us an imaginative new way to fall to your death. Plus, a new kind of beerbot, a gadget charger for nuclear winter, a breakfast-making robot duo, and a sensual (and therapeutic) new way to use your Microsoft Kinect.

By June 14, 2011


10 great tech gifts for non-geeks

Want to get your more Luddite loved ones a gift with tech kick? Here are some simple tech gifts designed with analog personalities in mind.

By December 17, 2010


Crave 26: Ice screens and Oprah things (podcast)

Oprah's giving away iPads, Nokia's developing ice technologies, Netflix offers a streaming-only plan, and Donald updates us on the latest in beer-serving robots.

By November 23, 2010


Robocco BeerBot a steal at just $799

Online retailer CScout is now selling the Asahi Robocco BeerBot for $799, plus shipping.

By June 11, 2007


Crave 14: Electric ladyland...of bacon (podcast)

This week on Crave, there's a hidden euphemism in just about everything, but you'll have to listen for the juiciest bits.

By August 17, 2010


T-shirt helps you open your beers

The T-shirt has a beer bot with integrated bottle opener. For 21+, natch.

By July 14, 2010


Summer = beer + robot that delivers beer

Willow Garage boffins have tweaked their PR2 robot to fetch beer from the fridge. And you didn't think humanoids were useful.

By July 8, 2010


Crave 08: Back to the Futurama (podcast)

Eric Franklin once again invades the Crave podcast and is more than happy to provide his opinion on how unrealistic our latest Lego obsession is.

By July 6, 2010


My uncle's quest for a beer-fetching robot

A chip engineer's simple dream--to build a robot that can bring him a cold one--turns into a years-long home-brewed robotics project.

May 29, 2009