This umbrella shoots air to keep you dry, Ep. 179This week on Crave, we get a look at the Air Umbrella, which takes a highly unusual approach to keeping you dry. Find out what happens when animals attack technology, and get a GoPro eye's view from a BASE jumper atop a Malaysian building. Yikes! It's...
[MUSIC] Hey guys. My name is Stephen Beacham. Here's what's happening this week on CNET's crave block. [MUSIC] Hey party people. Halloween is getting close so here's a how-to video produced by Mashable. For making a pumpkin beer cake because why not. First you cut off the top and clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were carving one. Then you make a small hole in the front of the pumpkin and install a spigot. You gotta make sure the hole is smaller than the diameter. Of the spigot. [MUSIC] Then you pour six to 12 bottles of beer into the pumpkin. Now they're using Samuel Adams in the video maybe because it's a sponsorship or something, but you can use any beer you want. Put the top back on and let the beer foam settle for a bit. Then you simply grab a glass, pour and enjoy. See how happy she is? Your Halloween party will be in full effect. [MUSIC] When I was a kid, I used to love those When Animals Attack shows for some reason, [LAUGH] so here's my short version of that old school television format. This is what happens when animals attack. Whoa This is what happens when a hawk battles a drone for air supremacy. [NOISE] [MUSIC] Now let's go into the sea, where a two-man Greenpeace submarine was attacked by a group of giant squid. [NOISE]. Rounding out my When Animals Attack segment, the zoological society of London is live streaming meerkats, oriental short clawed otter, and Galapagos tortoises live from the London zoo in hopes of catching some real time animal attacks. Actually, I'm kidding. Google and UK communications regulator, Ofcom, have teamed up with the zoo to bring these wildlife enclosure livestreams via vacant TV frequencies referred to as TV White Space or TVWS. TVWS has a lot of wireless potential allowing signals to travel farther and more easily between obstacles. Then bluetooth and WiFi. The Zoological Society of London said in a statement, the trail aims to show how TVWS can be used to provide wireless connectivity over a large area and in non-line-of-site scenarios. This exciting technology has huge potential to deliver fast internet to ZSL's remote conservation sites and help monitor wildlife. Globally. [MUSIC] The air umbrella is fabricless umbrella that uses air in a high speed fan to create an air shield around your dome. The air umbrella recently passed its funding goal on Kickstarter and will come in three different models. The first model is. For the ladies. [LAUGH] Air umbrella-a is about 30 centimeters long and weighs about 500 grams, the battery life for this model is about 15 minutes. Air umbrella-b is the basic model, it measures 50 centimeters in length, weighs 800 grams. And it has a battery life of about 30 minutes. And finally there is the air umbrella-c which is scalable. Starting at about 50 centimeters and extends to 80 centimeters. Air umbrella-c weighs about 850 grams with a battery life of about 30 minutes. The Air Umbrella will retail starting at $128 to $148 and will launch in December of 2015. It's worth mentioning that the Air Umbrella is still in the prototype stage and a similar product also called the Air Umbrella was reported on by CNET in January of 2010 which never came to market. I wonder why. [MUSIC] Alright guys that's a show. Thank you very much for watching. As always you can find all these news stories on 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 a new hardcover book Star Wars art posters. It's a comprehensive volume of iconic Star Wars art from across the ages. Go to the blog and enter to win. [MUSIC] [NOISE] [APPLAUSE]. Yes, yes. [LAUGH] Aah! Woo! [NOISE]