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This week in Crave: The getting-face-time edition

Too busy jonesing for the iPhone 4 to read Crave this week? You missed out on Roomba-surfing robots, laser-injection drugs, and "Blade Runner" umbrellas.

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Tim Hornyak
Crave freelancer Tim Hornyak is the author of "Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots." He has been writing about Japanese culture and technology for a decade. E-mail Tim.
Tim Hornyak
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• Swiss researchers unleashed a swarm of flying robots.

• Like reading while swimming? Here's a waterproof Kindle case.

• German kids got a kick out of a Roomba-surfing humanoid bot.

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