Crave Ep. 147: 3D-print yourself with Shapify

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This week on Crave, we check out the latest in robot cattle technology, so giddy up! Learn how to 3D print your very own selfie action figure with, and the Nintendo cartridge flask gives new meaning to "drinking game." Read more

Leave Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones alone about his flip phone

Jerry Jones, billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team, has a flip phone.

This fact came to Twitter's attention thanks to a screenshot from Sunday's game posted by user Cork Gaines. It led to a considerable amount of mockery with people questioning why Jones doesn't use a few of his copious buckaroos to get an iPhone and hire someone to teach him how to use it.

Before we get too deep into this, I should confess I'm not a Cowboys fan. My two favorite teams are the Chicago Bears and whatever team happens to be playing the Cowboys. That's just the way my football fandom goes. Seeing evidence of Jones with a flip phone should have sent me into paroxysms of snarky joy.… Read more

Cowboys star watches son's birth on iPhone

Some men are desperate to be at the birth of their child.

Whisper it quietly, but there are some who are happy to miss it.

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is not one of the latter. He knew his fiancee was going to give birth soon. But births are like the long bomb in the NFL. You never quite know when they're coming at you.

As it happened, she went into labor quite suddenly.

Carr rushed to be with her, but realized he wouldn't get there in time. He flew from LAX to Dallas, but, once at the … Read more

Why is only for a certain kind of cowboy fan

Save a horse, ride a cowboy.

Isn't that how the song goes?

I wonder what song is being sung these days at the heart of the Dallas Cowboys after learning that, a site the team could once have owned, is now sporting men in very different uniform.

In 2007, the team suddenly realized it didn't own So it made a bid at auction. The bid was "275."

As Deadspin reports it, team officials thought this meant, well, $275. As opposed to the actual $275,000. The deal fell apart over this "… Read more

The frontier is yours to explore, cowboy

Six-Guns is a freemium sandbox cowboy game that models itself after the popular console game Red Dead Redemption. While it may not be on par graphically with the game it resembles, Six-Guns definitely still has good-looking graphics as you explore a huge world and complete quests. The control system is like in many first-person shooters on the iPhone: move your character using a control stick on the left side, and look around by swiping the screen on the right.

The game is set in both Oregon and Arizona (with a way to fast-travel between regions). As you explore, you'll … Read more

Your old gang is now after you!

Cowboy Guns is a dual-stick shooter set in the Wild West with quests, guns you can upgrade, and a few different gameplay modes to keep you interested. Along with the dual-stick interface (standard movement on the left and firing on the right), you can switch to a different gun by tapping its icon in the middle; use thrown weapons like dynamite with a button on the right; or gain health back by tapping a first-aid icon on the left.

Adventure mode takes you through the storyline: you're a cowboy who faces a deadly gang of criminals called the Crimson … Read more


McGyro is a fun target-shooting game where you tilt your iPhone to aim at targets in an Old West setting. You play as the Sheriff McGyro, and your job is to blow away bad guys that appear as wooden targets.

The storyline is presented in comic book format between each part of the three-part missions. Each mission follows a simple formula: the introduction of a bad guy, traveling to the destination, killing the bad guy's evil henchmen, then killing the bad guy. Scoring head shots gives you extra points so it pays to be accurate, but if you don'… Read more

Great cowboy games for iOS

Ah, the Old West. Things were simpler (and a lot more dangerous) back then.

Your main means of transportation was your horse, a vast frontier was open to explore, and problems were solved with a six-shooter. At least, that's what it was like in the movies. But now you can bring that world and mentality to your iPhone.

This week's collection of iOS apps: sharp-shootin' cowboy games. The first is a target shooter with extra elements that make it extra fun. The second is a dual-stick shooter with missions and evil bosses to gun down. The third lets you explore a huge and open 3D world on horseback--and it won't cost you any gold (or cash) at all.… Read more

Tackled Cowboys cheerleader forced off Twitter?

It appears that the Dallas Cowboys don't want their famous cheerleaders generating their own attention. And doing so can get them kicked off Twitter.

Note: Please see below for updates, including a response from the Cowboys.

On Thursday, during the team's Thanksgiving Day game against the Miami Dolphins, cheerleader Melissa Kellerman was accidentally tackled at the end of a play by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. Afterward, Kellerman tweeted light-heartedly about it. Now, according to CNBC reporter Darren Rovell, the team has forced Kellerman to delete her Twitter account.

After the tackle--which was caught live on camera (see … Read more

NFL teams may replace playbooks with iPads

ARLINGTON, Texas--NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys could soon be abandoning their traditional paper playbooks and game-day printouts of plays in favor of iPads or other tablets.

Pete Walsh, head of technology for the Cowboys, said his team and at least a "couple" of others are currently considering abandoning their playbooks in favor of iPads, a move they feel could save them as much as 5,000 pages of paper printouts per game.

Walsh explained this potential philosophical and technological shift to CNET during a discussion about Cowboys Stadium technology at Super Bowl Media Day here Tuesday. The … Read more