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Kickstarter Drama

Interesting story on Gizmodo about a 3D printer Kickstarter campaign gone awry. This follows a long, infamous list of failed Kickstarters. In fact, the list is so plentiful now, that it has begot its own subreddit: shittykickstarters. That said, I just received my Freewrite the other day, and while some people are panning it as a 500 …

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Zentendo Going Full Nukemtendo

The folks at Nintendo must be the most patient, forward-looking, revenue-eschewing peeps in the industry. Apparently the NX won’t come out until next year. Ditto with the new Zelda. Via Wired. Is Nintendo officially the new Duke Nukem?

Google Has Created A Quantum Computer

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VR News

In case you missed it, Time magazine (yes, those things your great uncle still reads) recently had a ridiculous cover about VR. And, because internet, people are having a field-day with it. Per usual, Forbes’ David Thier’s comments on the matter echo my own, so go read his post. Five years from now, this shit …

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Google Cardboard

I bought a Google Cardboard headset today. This one, to be specific. With the Google’s release of Cardboard for iOS (and the good reviews about it), I figured it was a good time to check it out. It’s hard to beat the price (considering Sony/Oculus will no doubt set us back multiple hundreds of dollars), but there’s …

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Is AI MIA?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about AI being super-scary and that it represents one of humanity’s greatest risks. This has been mentioned, with almost hyperbolic sincerity, by Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. While that might happen someday, the current state of AI is simply not there. Google search, while impressive, isn’t “thinking”. At …

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I’m guessing the reviews for this anime robot on Amazon.JP are hilarious

First of all, check out the giant Kuratasu Starter Kit robot selling on Amazon.JP for 120 million yen right now. Then do the auto-translate feature of Chrome and enjoy these important bullet points on the product description: Weight about 5 tons, height 3.8m engine driven human four-legged giant toy robot (weight, height, changes in both optional) …

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