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Incredible vintage Soviet space gear headed for auction

An auction on September 13 will see the sale of 104 pieces of memorabilia from the Soviet space program, including a cognac bottle signed by Yuri Gagarin.

By September 8, 2014


The phones of war

A Brooklyn photographer has engraved mobile phones with slogans that US soldiers scratched onto Zippo lighters during the Vietnam War. The overall message: nothing has changed.

By June 16, 2014


World's smallest iPhone charger fits on your keychain

The JuiceBuddy resembles a Zippo lighter, one that cleverly hides AC prongs and an iDevice connector. Coming soon for $25.

By June 25, 2012


Why the Facebook whine-fest goes off the deep end

Here's one instance where Willie Sutton's dictum gets it wrong. Following the money leads you to ask the wrong questions.

By May 22, 2012


Sega Zippo lighters spark nostalgia

Give the PlayStation 3 10 years, and I'm sure it'll be inducted into the Zippo game console hall of fame too.

By October 30, 2009


Students to launch rocket with Vaio laptops

Sony challenges high school students to design, build, and launch a rocket using its laptops. The big blast is scheduled for Thursday.

By July 21, 2010


DIY Weekend: High-tech birthday cake

When the partner of CNET's Ina Fried insisted on no candles on his birthday cake, she got creative, using an iPod Touch to illuminate things.

By July 10, 2010


MP3 player pays homage to Zippo

It's designed to look like the iconic lighter but can't get a flame.

By May 20, 2008


This week in Crave: The super-spooky edition

Too busy toggling together your Balloon Boy Halloween costume to keep up with Crave this week? Boo! The weekly roundup has arrived.

By October 31, 2009


Living the Star Trek life

Just how futuristic is Star Trek, anyway? The new movie, like the earlier movies and TV series, is oddly anachronistic.

By May 8, 2009