Step into the smart shower of the future, Ep. 192This week on Crave, learn all about online security from cat GIFs, get an eyeful of the puppeteering behind Jabba the Hutt, and take a shower in recycled water in the Shower of the Future. Feeling dirty? There's an app for that this week on Crave.
Hey guys my name is Stephen Beachum and here is what's happening in this week on CNET's crave blog. The top secret messaging app wicker has released it's own guide to personal online security in the form of. Psychedelic cat GIFs. The images are obviously very cute and spacey. But at the same time, they do bring up some security concerns, like making sure you cover your smart TV's camera in light of the recent Samsung TV. Reminders to always assume that if you're using public WiFi, getting hacked is a paw-sibility. And a dire warning to turn off your geotagging on Instagram because, are you kitten me right meow? Star Wars super fan and documentary film maker Jamie Benning. We visited the puppetry in Return of the Jedi in a short documentary about the making and operation of one of the most famous puppets of all time, Jabba the Hutt. Jabba the Hutt took three puppeteers to operate, and is one of the largest and most expensive puppets ever built. In his film, Jimmy interviews Puppeteer. Toby Phillpot, who controlled the left arm and the tongue of Jaba the Hut. He talks about George Lucas's first impressions of the puppet and how the idea of a CGI character was being thrown around even back in the early 80s. Well thank the Sith Lords that the technology just hadn't caught up to George Lucas' early vision yet. You can watch. The entire documentary at Jamie's blog, Filmumentaries. Keg-a-Droid is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to take every bartenders job in San Francisco and fulfill the tech elite's plans of a hipster tech Utopia. The Keg-a-Droid glides around on a wheeled platform. It's controlled via remote control, and comes with a CO2 tank, regulator, and tap system. It can hold a medium size keg comfortably and will cost early bird pledgers a whopping $2,100. It's all good, I'll just go to the fridge. [MUSIC] The shower of the future was developed by Sweden based based company, Orbital Systems, in what the company describes. As an academic collaboration project with Nasa. The shower recycles the water you was with cleaning and filtering it again and again. Saving the user up to 90% of regular water use in standard showers. The shower of the future comes in either a standalone cabinet or floor integrated version, and collects the waste water in a special drain containing two filter capsules. A micro capsule and a nano capsule. Capsule. The micro capsule filters large particles from the water, like skin, sand and hair, while the nano capsule eliminates smaller things like germs, metals, and oil. The water. Water has been pumped back up through the shower head on a continuous shower loop. The shower comes with an app that lets you know when it's time to change your filter capsules and helps to keep track of how much you are saving over time. A bright LED will light up notifying you that it's time to change your filter capsules after tens of thousands of washes. And it only takes about 30 seconds. To easily switch out a new capsule. The Shower of the Future is currently available for pre order on their website, and sells for between $4,000 and $5,000 dollars, depending on the model. Read more details about the Shower of the Future in the Crave blog post. Alright guys, thank you very much. For watching. As always you can find all these news stories at Cnet's Crave blogger, crave.cnet.com. Make sure you follow crave on Twitter @crave. And, check out this week's crave give away. This week's crave give away is the stylish Martian Notifier Smart Watch with classic analog style and advanced phone alert. Go to the blog and enter to win. [MUSIC] On film [MUSIC]