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Crave: The Superhero Workout will whip nerds into shape, Ep. 171

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Crave: The Superhero Workout will whip nerds into shape, Ep. 171

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This week on Crave we battle an alien invasion and burn some calories at the same time. Also, we enjoy a nice foot massage from a​ laptop case and try to wrap our heads around a working hard drive built in Minecraft...I know it sounds crazy, but this is Crave!

[MUSIC] Hey guys, my name is Stephen Beacham and here's what's happening this week on CNet's Crave Blog. [MUSIC] A couple of Minecraft players have built working hard drives within the game. I'm not going to sit here [MUSIC] Sit there and pretend to understand how they did this, but according to Reddit and Imgur user smelly string, who built a drive that can store one kilobyte of data. Red stone is used to power pistons that simulate the true and false values of binary. To store data on a computer, you must use binary code. Binary code is basically a way of storing data using 1's. And 0s. On my hard drive I use solid blocks to store a 1. And clear blocks to store a 0. Minecraft player the0jj, also built a drive that can store 4 kilobytes of data. And published screenshots of the drive and some instructions on how to build the device on Imgur. Read more in the Crave blog. United States of America has a big problem with guns, so why not take old, unused guns and turn them into something positive? Like a robotic flute instrument, for example. San Francisco-based artist Constantine Zlatev is doing just that. Using Arduino microprocessors in a raspberry pi computer board. He is repurposing old shotguns and turning them in to flute instruments that play music based on the annual rise and fall of U.S. arms exports between 1960 and 2009. For the last gun he designed, every fall in exports, a cheerful tune is played with an upbeat melody [MUSIC] For every rise in arms sales, the music is more somber. Check out the entire gun flute video in the crave blog post. [MUSIC] The Superhero Workout is a fitness app for your smart phone or tablet that puts you in the role of a super hero fighting to save the planet against an alien invasion. [MUSIC] Venus got incoming hostile Every kick, punch, push up and sit up powers you up, increasing the powers of your AEGES prototype battle suit, while at the same time tracking your fitness goals and reps throughout. There are 20 missions involving 12 high intensity workouts that are about 20 minutes each. The Superhero app uses your phone or. Tablets camera to motion track every rep and every calorie being burned, leveling you up in the process. The app can mirror to your Apple TV and may soon have Chomecast support. The battle's on the big screen. Superhero Workout is available now for IOS in the App Store. After your sweaty super hero workout. Sit back and relax with the Leggage Foot Massaging Laptop Case, great for any occasion. Ahh. [MUSIC] Ahh. [MUSIC] Okay guys, that's the show, thank you very much for watching. As always, you can find all these news stories at CNet's Crave blog at crave.cnet.com, make sure you follow Crave on twitter @crave and check out this week's crave giveaway. This week's Crave giveaway is the Zscan plus scanner mouse. A mouse that scans. That's right, it has a scanner built into the mouse, go to the blog and enter to win. [MUSIC]
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