Crave: Ep. 11: Intergalactic House of Robot Pancakes
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Crave: Ep. 11: Intergalactic House of Robot Pancakes

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This week on Crave, Donald and Jasmine attempt to make due in the absence of the Eric Franklin, who should be awakening from his Nyquil-induced haze any moment now. The big news of the day is Apple's latest gadgets, which includes an iMac attack and the undeniably unique Apple Magic Trackpad. And of course, no Crave podcast would be complete without talk of robots and food...specifically one that <i>makes</i> food (sort of). Also, Japan develops some freaky-smart billboards, the military gets some super spectacular smart earplugs, and the police find a new non-fatal weapon. Finally, we soothe your eyes with some lovely 3D street art--no funky glasses required.

Tuesday July 27 and you are. Watching flush with into the create podcasts I've done and I'm Donald bell and did we read. They're gonna -- -- like a big. And that's less. I didn't manage I know it -- -- -- that right out of gay didn't mean. That have a little a little you know will have. But we will we will talk about addictive things. And more than technology slant yes that the bacon of technology. I right now I'd say good bacon of technologies probably Apple products people are praising the -- on them. Well admitted it -- in a sandwich is there'd sprinkling them over the salads. Apple's. Needed as well at all evidenced by the content of the crave blog at this very moment and that the -- all I think Apple had announcement. -- -- data quite a few not so amazing announcements. New iMac iMac I -- up updated refreshed iMac. You've got. A new. More power. Full. -- Mac Pros in the can you know do all your crazy. Advanced video editing and whatnot. The if there's one thing that's pretty cool that they've come out with. That's at least novel. It's this long rumored. Magic -- Apple but -- name calling it. Come with a com person has magic and the handle the magic and that Apple yet that the Mac gadget this is basically a wireless Bluetooth version of your laptops track pad. But they you can use with here yeah I Mac years your Mac. Pro or whatever other Mac -- he can use this with. You know iPhone here I patting my -- is it really is that appoint a device in this no -- and that's that's but. Pretty cool. I guess it's something that we haven't seen before. It will apparently. Please try this out already and it works like its it kind of seamlessly works right next to. Year iMac keyboard it's the same shape same kind of slow -- -- -- it right now seems like a natural extension of -- Your Mac keyboard. -- that. Having him on this diet and at an angle makes -- -- -- -- rugged -- on my keyboard so the earth are analog out here with Steve Jobs -- -- -- this is how it goes. Our customers I've become so attached to their multi fingered gestures that they have on their MacBook track pads that we want to bring that experience to. Into -- other computers. And we bring you the magic. You know jobs I've clearly seen Japanese CNN is the is that cats this is that's basically what the boot just of this is that here if you used to getting your night. Two finger scrolling in your three fingered like you know whenever -- whatever it is. You can now get that same mall the fingered gesture control. -- desktop computer. Although it doesn't look like you're getting -- multi gesture support for the PC apparently. The drivers for this are supported is a -- of basic winner device for windows machine. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- For that for the time it's yes well critical yeah credible -- certainly with the -- something -- that 69 -- Yeah man -- -- -- -- and added that it and a were taken out also worth checking out robots that can make you pancakes. -- -- So it looks like answers and drilling again be a -- Institute of Technology is teaching robots. How to flip pancakes. Do other choice such as how to iron. But this pancake flipping video is -- It's. Both interesting and it's also sad. In this wall the can't figure things out kind of -- And mutant -- gives me like my in my short circuit. Nostalgia. Johnny five trying to figure out how to be more human. And so this is the first demo they go first try this -- -- a kinetic. They with the guys actually holding your hand and modeling how that pancake flipping should go on the -- trying -- that I wanted to. In if not can I guess I'll are gonna of the -- -- this is. -- hilarious and sad robot arm but eventually gets it that's the good news is that the end of his media after about twenty trials. And using different technology -- think they start switching over. To. -- cam -- with -- like the teen tracking technologies that showed it in here and eventually. That they. The rollout on succeeds eventually mails they and then this god only knows like million -- motion capture. -- -- motion capture it -- -- eventually HE gets it you know motion capture technology. Help them refine the movements. And this seemingly simple patch yet I've lost a few pancakes trying to do this side -- it -- Deputies have -- And yeah I am as the egg flip it like to -- yeah. Amend it well -- it gets us closer and only looking thing it gets us closer to a robot maids and a robot servants. I mean or I guess dislike all of robot kitchen be cool but the concept restaurants on the foods made -- robots. Yet airways' offer them or like that that space diner -- the justices like. It's based diner where you're like half way Alpha Centauri -- -- -- -- stop for waffles and pancakes and bacon. And then you have you units it's all automated by robots. Be pretty cool. Coming on board at this. I just I don't see it happening any time thing there is vacant although I don't know of anything that -- -- of the doubters hey it's. Well I mean obviously at this point in time will be actually you know growing in the -- probably from you know -- -- Tissue sample rate well what -- do anything be giving birth anymore. That will might help with that. To help man the -- galactic. Speaking factory where you guys talk is that we really -- how well we can have living robots. That down are fueled by water and -- -- if you -- water and what else some kind of biomass. Obviously basically -- this thing water and crap and it -- it back out but -- keeps it alive. For a few weeks we're talking by none other than that -- robots. The eco -- three in artificial -- has an artificial -- that allows it to survive. For seven days with out human intervention. And it's not that pretty kind of look -- -- -- But to wires and -- you you water cooler. Yeah. And panicked and -- ask or other hackers so what this does -- -- got to the got to stop -- Stop motion video here -- -- -- here that shows the robot. Over the course. A -- Few days going back and forth because off the left he takes a simple water. And -- rolled back over to the right. And I'll skip ahead action to the right -- that that's the real if that -- shouting yeah it to the right and then he'll he'll make a deposit. The only -- and that -- article accounts is he had usually has diary dumps a bunch of brown water into the -- -- ugly -- Load that they can you could tell because the glass on the the if you that the there because that's gonna -- So he can cut is this a little disgusting but I mean that the interesting part of this -- -- -- if you've ever made -- he had. The clock powered by a potato. Or something like that. Is that we have. We have a robot that's powered off of something that's not -- -- sending electricity into it right are -- about batteries are worried about other things somehow in some environment where. May -- water and biomass -- A -- I -- keep a robot like it's going definitely. Another -- came up with potentially -- the idea of eight -- be working as like a water. Treatment robot where it could actually go through -- sustain itself in an environment where it's it's processing. You know dirty water and it also is likely contributing to the charity water I -- I crapping living doing the opposite their. This is beyond my that -- Orkut elected the dump robot you know which is kind goes the attraction or let lives in the -- and -- -- stuff. My idea -- all gonna just -- have Siam massive like liquefy it that a competent. You know really then it was down but it's it's a whooping robot I mean how can we not talk about. Obviously and now we yes well -- much that that frightens me on one level but what I find. But much much -- -- mean is. The latest billboard that of course the Japanese -- -- -- because who else. I love that -- -- it's like. Kitten that's been hidden head -- I mean those on top of like a woman who's taking -- -- And some cleavage yes howls I don't and a waterfall there's stand really -- the -- that. The -- -- the idea is that these billboards there and developments. And can. Build. They'll CU you have your got a shot IPC it -- Italians camera looks at -- my little -- are little laptop it'll read your gender and your age and and make an advertisement that is. Aimed specifically at you. So in this case the guys walking by me show it they're showing some cartoonish cleavage and -- and -- Well with the woman version that now I don't maybe just maybe just the cat. It seemed like maybe it's been reading that line the piano that the and -- -- -- conscious that now and I hope is this what the mind if you know the Japanese commuters think -- I don't have both. That frightened -- Iliad I've -- written me if anything this is come adorable to see what they might be speaking on Japan would be so we see the American version. Now. Which -- like Ultimate Fighting Championship in double downs and and -- firearms and -- -- and an American Google's it's fantastic. It wouldn't USC and double down and good deal with and I think I got tracks. If they can or cannot tell you about -- but this here. Naturally. We'll put December's coverage ambulance services have hybrid -- hybrids and and sushi sushi you think that -- -- -- that lead to Kansas and sustainable. Sustainable agriculture write them they like that's like -- period of my god illicitly import and -- Not -- -- -- him. Anyway but many know line. Really think to talk about a little bit of. You know police slash military technology this is actually kind of audio technology to -- more excited about this audio perspective then. It is although it doesn't seem like the -- general passes it up for -- These smart airplane I didn't really find python that are being developed it's her they that they if they -- -- -- -- -- and in existence. But it's good -- military -- it it basically is you know protect soldiers hearing from. Gunfire and explosions and all black -- It's like. Real time adjusting gray audio filter for your ear right so awesome it is kind of when you've got a new era and yeah it's kind of relatively quiet around you can you can hear everything just normally and then you can very quickly detect if -- levels increasing. And noble it'll block more body more sound from going to -- -- it'll adjust the the amount of you know. Sound isolation is going -- -- but also I think there's like a built in microphone looks like down here on this -- it's. Fingers meaning it would and it's transmitter. I think yeah so that you can actually while you're totally blocking out noise you can. -- still here at a safe level the sound that's going on around well. That's I is as much as this is a military application -- kind of want this for rock concerts. You know yeah without you know all the grenades and he had written -- right obviously it will make you and the -- do sunglasses they do make. Something kind of. The lower tech version of this but similar as made by a demonic they have digital. -- on digital but they have -- -- smart sound isolating your mind. That will let a lot of the audience through -- still keep it all electric out of balance level but it's not. It doesn't just yet nobody's been around -- little -- yeah I'm not quite the actively. My yet and I just adjusting -- freaky cool beat. Yes in. Up -- next thing isn't really cool. The danger to the days -- the -- the days are laser laser. Now I think it's in school you united given enough credit and frightened of this -- Birth I don't really participate in illegal activities so maybe -- There shouldn't be it for it and it. So this is basically a visual version of the -- at least that there -- marketing it adds is that than non lethal weapon that police can use. Two disoriented. People was not it -- -- -- Don't before -- -- -- -- -- they've created this guy not just as I'm showing the examples of weapons that kill people. Here's the teaser which you know stuck with people and you know these -- them up then years ago web launcher and there eventually getting to the -- laser. There it is it's is a rapid firing pool of light that will give you epileptic -- I -- but also disoriented -- the Internet at up -- -- a mile and half away how. And that's cool. -- -- Hathaway yak so that's there's probably some potential for abuse here. -- Ethnic and also potential to maybe not affect people were wearing sunglasses are just covering -- That that. The idea is that. If you even if you can buy yourself. Like thirty seconds of disorienting somebody you can men -- in handcuffs on me right -- that they and at least people forced so. It's a good thing else I don't honestly I want legs but it it looks like it is kind of ripped off some you know -- Accessories and stuff -- something that looks like a gun. And it's -- the back to the police. But that they -- it involves lasers involves getting disoriented. And you know maybe it means a few less bullets fired in the world so that's probably. Only good thing and it's a music -- biggest -- in camera okay yeah. Whoa -- if may hand. That's. I'm gonna need that lets look at something that that differently eye popping yeah exactly how about some 3-D street art. -- -- we'll announce to view. With 3-D street art the some -- actually seen in a piece of -- -- three art person before. I was and another country it was very cool. This is that gallery put together by are crave blogs Leslie Katz. -- though some of that the best and coolest looking 3-D street art. That's out there. And this is I mean this -- -- can find tons of the stuff. It. These are these areas templates in the images and the -- they're they're composed if you haven't ever -- that before is that is base that base we like and I -- And a more fake as or maternity anthropomorphic -- and morphing into markets from the -- Animals that partly human -- -- And -- It's kind of perspective like when he view where -- -- all the Eagles will kind of lineup in a way that can for your kind of being media image and it certainly. The optical illusions until -- exactly. But there's also a bigger fan Stuart for that. And so let Donald had found it and I -- -- -- Yes -- who has seen escape blogging and check these all out that yet is logical that -- Here and a lot manner as and you don't seem silly 3-D glasses now appreciate this either but she also you -- he sees no -- -- yet it stands certain spot. Appreciate them. But that that's when the waterfall. -- Yeah -- is -- amazing. -- really really well. Thanks. Very. Though we have a phone we have made redundant. Gonna get all of us send us an email -- creed show at cnet.com -- the call at 1. -- of CNET that's 2638. And I as in the Chatham says I was close and in a market and I think it adds I was really trying to -- -- simplest -- All right thanks for listening and -- -- he adds I.

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