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This week in Crave: The backcountry edition

This week, we argued over battery life, celebrated our geekiness, and headed into the woods to unplug (with help from our mobile devices, of course).

Too busy packing for your remote Memorial Day weekend getaway to keep up with Crave? Well, now's as good a time as any to take a break from the trail and catch up on what you missed. As you know, Crave can be quite engrossing, so don't forget to watch out for bears!

Crave writer Eric Mack doing nature--the geek way. Johanna DeBiase

• Look at the new Nook.

• E-reader battery life showdown!

• Find out why contrast ratio is the most important aspect of a TV's performance.

• Sony Vaios kicked it up a notch.

• So did MicroSD cards (how much storage is enough for you anyway?).

• Infrared satellite survey, robots point the way to ancient pyramid secrets.

• Woo-hoo (meow?)! Cats continue domination of digital media.

• Toys for the richy-rich set.

• How did you mark Geek Pride Day?

We're hoping you spent at least part of it reading Crave! Now get off that mobile device and go enjoy the great outdoors (or just stay inside and play games you got a good deal on). Then again, you could always spend your holiday weekend writing to us at crave at cnet dot com.