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Even the MythBusters can't herd cats

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman prove that maybe it's not quite so easy to get cats to do what you want. Then again, maybe they just didn't have enough fish flakes on hand.

By February 26, 2014


Bionic ants infest our lives -- and our nightmares, Ep. 198

This week on Crave, we cozy into the ISS for a year with our astronaut friends, get a drone's eye view of sheep-herding and run from Festo's bionic creepy-crawlies, which look cute now but will probably come back to haunt us. It's the Crave show!

By April 2, 2015


Crave Ep. 198: Bionic ants infest our lives -- and our nightmares

Beautifully designed autonomous bionic ants work together to solve a common task, taking life lessons from their role models, actual insects.

By April 2, 2015


Watch this drone shepherd round up its flock on an Irish farm

Two Irish brothers show a novel way to get the sheep on their family farm to go where they want. Maybe drones will be putting collies out of work.

By March 30, 2015


When it comes to wearables, Intel takes anti-Apple approach

Intel is confident wearables are the next frontier. But the chipmaker's approach to developing the gadgets is the polar opposite of that taken by the industry's biggest contenders.

By September 14, 2014


Clever calendars to keep you organized

A smarter calendar to take the guesswork out of completing tasks, organizing your schedule, or simply keep an eye on what you've got to do.

By May 15, 2014


Robot cowboys get cows moooving on the range

Researchers set loose a real-life electric rustler to round up livestock, and say the cows fared well with their new robotic herder.

By November 20, 2013


The smartwatch that'll be worth the wait

The smartwatches announced this week are interesting but fatally flawed, says TechRepublic's Jason Hiner. The device that ultimately captures the market will excel at three things.

By September 5, 2013


Even with EFF's Congressphone, activism is a hard sell

Amid an atmosphere of increasing government mistrust, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's classic phone booth to get Defcon hackers to direct dial Congress shows it's not easy to get computer geeks to pick up the phone.

By August 3, 2013


It was Apple's way or the highway, e-book execs say

In the continuing saga between Apple and the Justice Department, book publishers now say the tech giant played a key role in inflating prices.

By June 5, 2013