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Tag: News

Converse with a Computer So You Can Talk to Humans Better

Converse with a Computer So You Can Talk to Humans Better
Some people are born with the gift of gab, while others are simply lacking in it. For the latter group, there’s something called the “My Automated Conversation Coach” system that can help them out a lot in this department.

Woman Uses Super Glue Instead of Lip Cream, Glues Lips Together

Woman Uses Super Glue Instead of Lip Cream, Glues Lips Together
People do some pretty dumb things, but this has to go down as one of the most idiotic moves I’ve heard of in a while. Apparently, a woman in New Zealand mixed up her lip cream with super glue.

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car
The hard part about driving isn’t exactly the driving part; it’s actually parking. I can drive automatics and stick shifts, but it takes me close to a quarter of an hour to park after I’ve found myself a spot.

New York Men Try to Build and Sell an X-ray Gun

New York Men Try to Build and Sell an X-ray Gun
Man, I haven’t seen a good X-Ray weapon since Mars Attacks. Two upstate New York men have been arrested for attempting to build and sell an X-ray weapon. I guess they weren’t very smart.

Microsoft Backpedals on Xbox One Used Games and Internet Connection Requirement

Microsoft Backpedals on Xbox One Used Games and Internet Connection Requirement
Just days after confirming its ridiculous restrictions on used game sales, game sharing, and its requirement for an internet connection for even disc based games, Microsoft has changed their mind. Apparently giving in to consumer pressure and competition from Sony’s PS4 (which has no such restrictions), Microsoft today announced that it will be dropping these restrictions from the Xbox One.

Kid Wants to Meet Iron Man, Meets Robert Downey Jr. Instead, Cries

Kid Wants to Meet Iron Man, Meets Robert Downey Jr. Instead, Cries
Kids love Iron Man. They don’t care about the guy in the suit. It could be a monkey in there and they wouldn’t care. They just want to watch him fly around and blow stuff up.

Superheroes Join Cancer Center’s Fight Against the Big ‘C’

Superheroes Join Cancer Center’s Fight Against the Big ‘C’
Cancer sucks. There’s no cure (yet) – only prevention – and no one’s exempt from either getting it now or in the future. Every year, men and women, young and old, fall ill to the dreaded Big ‘C’.

Biostamps: You’ll Never Be Without Your Password Again

Biostamps: You’ll Never Be Without Your Password Again
If you can’t remember your passwords no matter how hard you try, then you might find the concept of Biostamps interesting. It’s Motorola’s idea of an alternative to the traditional password or pin code by doing away with them completely.

SmartThings is About to Get Smarter With the Release of its Developer Toolkit

SmartThings is About to Get Smarter With the Release of its Developer Toolkit
Remember SmartThings, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter a few months ago? It was understandably a huge hit with backers who wanted to make their homes infinitely “smarter.” At the end of the campaign, $1.6 million had been raised and the first batch of kits had all been sold out.

Atari’s E.T. Landfill to Be Exhumed

Atari’s E.T. Landfill to Be Exhumed
You’ve heard the stories about Atari suffering such poor sales with the E.T. game for the Atari 2600 that they were forced to dump millions of copies into a landfill somewhere. Is it true? There seems to be some debate over this.

Velokafi is a Drive-in Coffee Place for Cyclists

Velokafi is a Drive-in Coffee Place for Cyclists
There are a lot of drive-through places, but not many cater to cyclists. Sure, you can still go through the drive through on your bike, but it’s not the best experience in the world to be treated to the exhaust of other vehicles waiting in line – and some places expressly disallow bicyclists at their drive-throughs.

Guy Finds Action Comics #1 in the Wall of His House, Family Squabble Ruins It

Guy Finds Action Comics #1 in the Wall of His House, Family Squabble Ruins It
David Gonzalez is a construction worker and home remodeler. He’s also one lucky guy. He was fixing up his newest home and found an issue of the extremely rare and valuable Action Comics #1 inside a wall.

Xbox One Specs and Features Announced, Price and Release Date to Come

Xbox One Specs and Features Announced, Price and Release Date to Come
Today, Microsoft took wraps off of their shiny new gaming console, the Xbox One (formerly known as Xbox 720 or Durango.) If you can believe it, it’s been nearly eight years since the original Xbox 360 came out – the same year YouTube launched, and almost two years before the iPhone came out.

18-Year Old Invents Supercapacitor that Charges Cellphone Batteries in 30 Seconds

18-Year Old Invents Supercapacitor that Charges Cellphone Batteries in 30 Seconds
How fitting is it that a high school student may have found the answer to longer lasting and faster charging mobile devices? The promising invention was made by Eesha Khare, an 18-year old student from Saratoga, California.

Beardvertising: Hair It Is

Beardvertising: Hair It Is
In today’s world of advertising oversaturation, it’s really hard to get your marketing message out. Sure, you can try making a “viral” video, but if you really want to get your name out there, you need to do something a little different to stand out from the crowd.

EA Says No Wii U Games: Is Nintendo Dying?

EA Says No Wii U Games: Is Nintendo Dying?
Historically, Nintendo has been one of the strongest companies in all of the gaming realm. Back in the 80s, the Nintendo game consoles were the most popular out there and even only a few years ago the company did exceedingly well in both the mobile and console markets.