Crave Ep. 79: Choose the form of the DestructorThis week, the Crave crew uncovers a cupcake-dispensing ATM, hot tub boats, and a sonic weapon that confounds your enemy into silence. Plus, a concept Xbox controller that massages your thumbs, Merit Badges for nerdlings, and a DARPA cheetah bot that...
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