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This week in Crave: The stolen-glances edition

This week, we recovered our pilfered MacBook, named our unborn baby with the help of an iPhone app, and pondered the future of Windows 8.

Asus UX21
The special "spin pattern" on the Asus UX21 is inspired by the grooves of vinyl records. Can the machine take on the MacBook Air? Click on the picture for more. Philip Wong/CNET Asia

Too busy being reunited with your stolen MacBook this week to keep up with Crave? Here's what you missed while you were secretly snapping remote pictures of the dude who swiped it.

• What Windows 8 means for laptops. (Is Microsoft taking the right approach to a tablet OS?)

• Will consumers take to Ultrabooks like the Asus UX21?

• E3 is a-comin', and we're already all over it.

• Game on for EA's new Origin PC gaming service.

• Writing deadline + failed laptop = iPad keyboard test.

• It's a smartphone. It's a tablet! It's an Asus Padfone!

• We see right through this phone display.

• Stumped on baby names? Let Junior name himself.

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Past, meet future. Mike Rivamonte

• President Autopen signed our legislation.

• Uh-oh. Is Apple going Big Brother on us?

• Blu-ray streaming-media services compared.

• Back to the future with retro robots.

• Is the new $139 Nook a Kindle killer? Read our full review to find out.

See anything we missed? Got a great story idea for us? Tired of our questions? Write to us at crave at cnet dot com, where we never take secret pictures of our readers!