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Google smartphone used as space robot’s brain

Google Smartphone Used As Space Robot’s Brain

In breaking news, someone has found a use for an experimental Google smartphone, and it’s serving as the brain of a space robot. Sounds glamorous right? Exploring Mars, expanding our horizons, conquering the last frontier, and taking our eyes to the furthest corners of the universe? Not so much. These robots, called SPHERES, serve as…

Microsoft makes star trek’s universal translator a reality

Microsoft Makes Star Trek’s Universal Translator A Reality

In the grand tradition of turning real life into Star Trek, Microsoft will debut a new feature for Skype later this year that allows you to talk to people from all over the world by translating their language as they speak. That’s right folks, the days of awkward charades and misunderstandings are over, solved, as…

Flying 3d printer drones can help dispose of nuclear waste

Flying 3D Printer Drones Can Help Dispose of Nuclear Waste

When I was six years old, I had a nightmare that I was trapped in a haunted mansion filled with monstrous flying suitcases. While the travel cases with wings were a product of an overactive imagination, imagine my surprise when, years later, I stumble upon an equally bizarre invention: a flying 3D printer drone built…

The new adventures of peter and wendy: a new reason to never grow up

The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy: A New Reason to Never Grow Up

Fairytale retellings: everyone’s doing them. Usually the shows, books, and movies are touted as “darker takes” on the original story, featuring beloved characters as villains or villains as beloved characters. Once Upon A Time has turned just about every fairytale on its head, and it occasionally makes for good TV. One of their main changes…

Disaster averted: the cw passes on supernatural’s spinoff

Disaster Averted: The CW Passes On Supernatural’s Spinoff

In a historic and unprecedented turn of events, the CW passed up on an opportunity to order a soapy drama about sexy monsters, and the blame or thanks (depending on your opinion of the backdoor pilot), rests largely on the fans. The CW ordered several new series, including iZombie, a story about a zombie private…

Nod ring controls devices with gestures

Nod Ring Controls Devices With Gestures

Lord of the Rings jokes almost feel too easy, but when this smart ring hits the market it might just be the next precious for geeks and sloths everywhere. Forget all that tedious typing and clicking: Nod allows you to control your electronic devices with nothing but a wave of your hand. That’s right folks,…

The movitz: an electric ferry that can charge in 10 minutes

The Movitz: An Electric Ferry That Can Charge in 10 Minutes

There’s a new must-see vacation stop for the world traveling geek: Stockholm. In the grand tradition of Europe being better than us, a company called Echandia Marine is now replacing an existing Stockholm ferry’s 335 horsepower diesel engine with two environmentally friendly 125 kilowatt electric engines. Unlike an electric car, however, the Movitz won’t have…

Best apps for reducing anxiety

Best Apps for Reducing Anxiety

It’s the time of year when college students (myself included) face the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that are final exams. Students can be seen running around in a state of panic, using open textbooks as pillows, and rocking back and forth with glazed eyes mumbling incoherent nonsense about “kingdoms of ends,” “aggregate demand curves” and “hierarchies…

Most “dedicated” tv fandoms

Most “Dedicated” TV Fandoms

Most TV shows will fade into the obscurity of small screen history, only to be occasionally remembered with a nostalgic comment on how they were a “pretty good show” or “is that the show where (insert name here) played (insert description here)?” But others have that magical something that causes normal people to join the…

Aereo and the future of tv

Aereo and the Future of TV

Aereo, touted by some as the future of television and others as it’s downfall, is Netflix’s younger, miscreant cousin that can’t seem to stay out of trouble with the law. The company streams TV channels directly to subscriber’s computers and mobile devices, an article from CNN reports, and unlike Netflix, Aereo allows people to watch…

Netflix price increase: good for them

Netflix Price Increase: Good For Them

Tinkering with a wildly successful formula can either result in further success or complete disaster, and whether or not someone wants to take that bet depends on whether or not they’re an insane risk taker. Apparently the higher ups of Netflix are gamblers, because the desire for profit overcame caution and the number one TV…

Farscape movie in development

Farscape Movie in Development

Geeks rejoice! Farscape, the cult Australian TV show, is the latest in a long line of classic shows to get a reboot, remake, sequel, or prequel recently. The news was first announced during the Showrunners Panel at Wonder Con and reported by a helpful member of the TV.com community. The movie, while not a 100%…

How to pass the time when the internet is down

How to Pass the Time When the Internet is Down

The most practical way to start a zombie apocalypse is to simply take away people’s Internet. As the general population withdraws, they will exhibit symptoms like shuffling along with glazed eyes, wandering aimlessly in circles, and sudden attacks of violent aggression. The inability to function normally without the Internet is a side effect of our…

How social media has changed the world

How Social Media Has Changed The World

While historians of old divided history into before Christ and after Christ, one day future historians might be justified in dividing history into before Facebook (BFB) and after Facebook (AFB, or some weird Latin that means the same thing). Love it or hate it, social media has changed every aspect of our lives, from our…