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Bust out the boogie shoes! It's time to do everyone's favorite new dance: "Evolution of nanostructural architecture in 7000 series aluminum alloys during strengthening by age-hardening and severe plastic deformation." Through mixing it like metal? Read on to catch up on the Craviness you might have missed this week.
- Big step in wheelchair innovation: a stair-climbing model.
- Could you be holding an iPad Mini by November 2?
Microsoft and Apple are at it again -- this time over tablets.
Four months after the company unveiled its Surface tablet, Microsoft has finally announced a price and date for the RT version of the device. After an apparent accidental self-out, Microsoft began taking preorders for the Windows RT version of Surface with an actual release date set on October 26 this year. On the same date, Microsoft's brick-and-mortar stores also will begin selling the device; however, preorders are only available online. $499 nets you the 32GB version only, while $599 gets you the 32GB version with a Touch … Read more
Yelp is taking aim at business owners that try to artificially inflate their reviews on the site.
The user-reviews site today announced today that it has launched a new initiative to root out companies that have made "significant attempts to pay for reviews." In the event it finds such attempts, Yelp will post a "consumer alert" on a company posting alerting users to the violation.
"We caught someone red-handed trying to buy reviews for this business," the alert reads. "We weren't fooled, but wanted you to know because buying reviews not only … Read more
Too busy being grateful your last phone bill didn't tally to $15 quadrillion to keep up with Crave this week? We've got lots more reasons for you to be grateful right here.
- What do you get when you cross a Sony Aibo with a Samsonite? A Hop suitcase, that's what!
- "MacGyver robot" uses objects in its environment (and doesn't even have mullet).
- Nor does this calligraphy robot, which can perfectly mimic expert techniques.
- Sunday only at Best buy: $100 off Samsung's Galaxy S3.
While it initially appeared that Apple was caught off guard by the furor over how bad its in-house map application is, the company apparently had plenty of warning.
Developers have been complaining about Apple's Maps since shortly after they were given the first pre-release version in early June, CNET has learned. They say they filed bug requests, sent e-mails to specific Apple employees, and vented on message boards only other developers and Apple could see.
Threads on Apple's developer forums described some of the problems that appeared well ahead of the final version of the software, and they … Read more
- This is one Trojan horse you definitely won't want to get rid of.
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