Week in Review: Super Bowl fallout, artsy Cylons & more

We were promised cool 3D ads for the Super Bowl. What did we get? Rubbish! At least some other folks are thinking about some real uses for 3D technology — you know, like making out with a girl through your computer.

Well, all was not lost. Go behind the scenes on Bridgestone's "Hot Item" ad with its awesome lunar roadster, and, speaking of sweet art, check out this entry to our Steampunk Cylon Design Contest — it's not steampunk, but it sure is gorgeous.

Check out less disappointing stories from this week:

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A printer that uses coffee grounds as ink
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Nikon Coolpix P90, the smartest superzoom yet
This fast camera with its respectable 24x zoom gets our vote.

Minority Report-like wearable interface gives you a sixth sense
It's like the movie, except it's strapped to your head.

Vermont man plans to build a giant spider-like robot to cart him around
Tomorrow's headline: "Vermont taken over by a giant spider-robot."

White Castle amps say a lot about your music
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