Zyro, a drone you can play tennis with, Ep. 193This week on Crave we explore the short history of Nintendo Toasters or Nintoasters, discover a mumified munk inside an ancient statue, and play a game of Zyro drone with our pals. All that and more on this week's Crave!
Hey guys. My name is Stephen Beacham and here's what's happening this week on CNET's Crave blog. The Nintoaster 2.0 is a beautifully designed retro model of a 1950's style toaster in an 8 bit Nintendo console mashed up into one shiny device. The Nintoaster was created by Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio, forgive my pronunciation, and is the second version of. Nintoaster series. [UNKNOWN] was not the only one with a nintoaster. In 2008, another major made a whole series of Nintoasters and posted them on stupidfingers.com. And there you go super [UNKNOWN]. Medical technicians in the Netherlands ran a full CT scan on an ancient Chinese statue of Buddha. And discovered a monk was entombed inside. The mummy inside the statue is the only one of its kind ever found and is believed to be a Buddhist master named Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School, who died around 1100 A.D.. Attempting an ancient self-mummification process to reach a state of higher enlightenment. Monks who had achieved this type of self-mummification would be venerated in temples and would become a living Buddha, while those who had failed would remain entombed but respected for their attempt. [MUSIC] And just because it's awesome, here is Mary Poppins performed in death metal by YouTube user Andy Rehfedlt. So good. [MUSIC] Zyro is a new startup currently raising funds on Kickstarter to turn an aerial drone into a ball for sports and game. The Zyro drone is controlled via mobile app and will act like a tennis ball or any kind of ball for that matter. Reacting to your swinging motion using a special racket connected to a Zyro wand. You can set field dimension parameters ranging. From 7 by 7 feet to the size of an entire football field. When the drone hits a virtual wall it will bounce off the wall back into the field. Up to 8 players can play games with the drone, using it to score goals through football goal posts or just playing catch with your friends. The drone is protected by a circular band guarding 0 players from. The sharp, quad, copter blades. Ouch. The zyrodrone can be yours for $449 which comes with the drone and one wand. The 899 package contains the drone, a wand and four drone remotes so that players can hook up their own drones to use as controllers in the game. Read more about the zyrodrone ball at zyrogames.com. [MUSIC] All right, 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 Cycliq Fly6 LED bike taillight, with built-in HD camera. If you ride your bike, this safety-minded gadget makes it easy to record. The antics of drivers behind you, when you're on your bicycle. Go to the blog, and enter to win. [MUSIC] [NOISE] [MUSIC] Okay Google, Open says me. [MUSIC]