Cthurkey waits dreaming on the dinner table

After binging on turkey, mashed potatoes, puddings, cakes, and your body weight in cookies during the holidays, the last thing you want to ponder is a dinner that looks like it could kill you in a cage fight.

Meet Cthurkey. Rusty Eulberg and his wife Jennifer Robledo wanted to add something a bit more adventurous to their Christmas dinner spread, so they created this edible Elder God that pays tribute to H.P. Lovecraft's tentacled creature from "The Call of Cthulhu." … Read more

Crave Ep. 145: Leave digital cookie crumbs all over with the GPS Cookie

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This week we take a first look at the GPS Cookie which records your movements onto a microSD card. Lady Gaga announces a concert in space for 2015, and we can order pizza with a push of a button. All that and more, this week on Crave. Read more

PiePal orders pizza with the push of a button

Let's examine the evolution of pizza ordering. In the olden days, you went to a pizza parlor to order. Then, phone ordering and delivery popped up. More recently, online ordering willed itself into existence, meaning you didn't have to talk to a person anymore.

The next step of the evolution has just happened. With PiePal from iStrategyLabs, you dial in your number of pizzas, push a button, and your pizza is magically delivered.… Read more

Nexus 5 log tips wireless charging, Miracast, themes

The flow rate of Nexus 5 leaks is rapidly accelerating as we near an inevitable reveal. The latest come in the form of a log file that confirms much of what we've already heard in terms of specs, but brings a few new surprises.

The log appears to confirm previous suspicions that the new pure Google phone will come with the necessary guts for wireless charging, as previously revealed in FCC filings.

Also found in the log, which MyCE obtained and combed through for us, is a reference to Miracast. This Android mirroring technology allows you to wirelessly "throw" your Android screen to a TV. … Read more

First Key Lime Pie builds begin popping up?

The first signs of a new Key Lime Pie build of Android have surfaced, albeit in a somewhat unconventional manner.

A user in the Chromium bug tracker (Chromium is Chrome's open source backbone) recently reported running tests on a variety of mobile devices. Among them, a Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 were listed as having the KRS36B build of Android.

The finding is interesting since both devices recently saw official updates that brought them current with builds JSS15J and JWR66V, respectively. The first letter in the build almost always matches up to the Android version. For instance, "J&… Read more

Some Samsung phones could skip to Android 4.3

Samsung might skip the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in favor of the 4.3 release for the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3, according to a new rumor.

As some readers know first-hand, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 are currently awaiting an Android 4.2.2 update. According to a source known to tech site Temefy, Samsung won't issue the next update for the two units until either November or December. Allegedly, this is so that these smartphones can scoop up the 4.3 release.

The anonymous tipster also claims … Read more

Is Android fragmentation over with Jelly Bean's rise? Nope

Programmers and fanboys fixated on the thorny problem of Android fragmentation had reason to pay attention to Google statistics that this week showed the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, surpassing the two-and-a-half-year-old Gingerbread as the most-used version of Android.

It's a notable achievement for Google, which has been trying to push the Android world toward the modernized features and interfaces of Android 4.x for years. It introduced Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, in late 2011, then refined it with 4.1 and 4.2, aka Jelly Bean, starting in May 2012.

The operating system variety … Read more

Android 4.3 pops up ahead of Google I/O

Rumored to be something between a Jelly Bean and a slice of Key Lime Pie, Android 4.3 is currently appearing in search results on the Android developers' site.

Numerous excerpts in the results reference "Security Enhancements in Android 4.3"

Click through any of those results and you'll find a page with no apparent mentions of the new Android update, although it is hidden in the HTML. Click through the link in that tag and you get a 404. Dead end. Scavenger hunt over.

Guess we have to wait for the expected unveil of the update … Read more

Friday Poll: What is your most-wanted Android Key Lime Pie feature?

There isn't much we can say for certain about the next version of Android. We know that Google engineers are working on it, but that's about the extent of our definite knowledge. Rumors suggest it will be called "Key Lime Pie." It may also come out later this spring. As usual, take all those rumors with a few tasty grains of salt.

While we can't magically read the minds of Google's programmers, we do know they're likely very busy implementing some new features to make the new OS a cut above its predecessor, Jelly Bean. Let's imagine you're able to pin down a Key Lime Pie Googler and offer up a few suggestions. What features are you aching to see in the OS?… Read more

Android Key Lime Pie: Most wanted features (video)

Right now, deep beneath the Earth's crust, Google engineers are working in secret to develop the next major version of Android.

Rumored to be called Key Lime Pie (though some reports suggest the next version may stick with the Jelly Bean moniker), little is known about what new software treats this update has in store. That said, we at CNET certainly have an idea of what we want to see -- hit play on the video above to hear the apps and tweaks we're desperate for Google to bake into the heart of its next big refresh.

Separate … Read more