Category Archives: Random

This is what happens when a drone interrupts your Christmas date

As reported on Engadget. by Aaron Souppouris You’re on a date at TGI Friday’s, casually sipping your discount cocktail, trying to ignore the disappointed look on your partner’s face as they attempt to cut into their overcooked steak. As if … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson computer makes a delicious BBQ sauce

As reported on Engadget. BY JON FINGAS We know through first-hand experience that IBM’s Watson supercomputer can make a fine meal, but it’s apparently an ace at condiments, too. Fast Company has tried Bengali Butternut BBQ Sauce, a recipe chosen by Watson to maximize flavor … Continue reading

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High rollers: Las Vegas is poised to become the Disneyland of weed

As reported on The Verge. By Lessley Anderson Cannabis entrepreneurs fight to stake their pot leaf in the world’s biggest tourist destination They won’t have neon signs, drive-thru windows, or 24-hour wedding chapels attached to them. But Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries … Continue reading

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Oral history: the sexual misadventures of the dental dam

As reported on The Verge. By Arielle Duhaime-Ross How the surgical tool tried (and failed) to become the face of oral intimacy Were it not for the three queer women who accosted him at a sexual health conference in Canberra, Australia, … Continue reading

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Some drones can kill you, this one could save your life

As reported on The Verge. By Aaron Souppouris An Iranian research lab has created a drone to save people drowning at sea. Developed by Tehran-based RTS Lab, Pars is a multirotor drone that is designed to carry and drop floatation aids … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney had the wireless disabled on his pacemaker to avoid risk of terrorist tampering

As reported on The Verge. By Carl Franzen Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has for years warned that America needs to be on guard against terrorist threats. As it turns out, he took that warning to heart quite literally. In … Continue reading

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Larry Ellison says ‘we already know’ Apple is doomed without Steve Jobs

As reported on The Verge. By Sean Hollister An Apple without Steve Jobs? Larry Ellison dismissed the idea with a wave of his hand. On tomorrow’s episode of CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose asks the Oracle CEO how he thought the computer … Continue reading

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Sex, lies, and subtweets: Ohio high school tormented by Twitter gossip

As reported on The Verge. By Casey Newton An anonymous account bullies teens, foils administrators School’s out for summer in Hudson, Ohio, but students haven’t left campus behind completely. They couldn’t if they tried: an unsettling source of gossip has agitated … Continue reading

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Complete Idiocy Makes for Pretty Amazing Fireworks Photos

As reported on Wired. BY PETE BROOK View as gallery Chances are you enjoyed some fireworks earlier this month for July 4th. But we’re sorry to tell you that Mexico does explosions better than the United States. The proof is in Thomas … Continue reading

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How do fireworks work?

As reported on The Verge. By Adrianne Jeffries Centuries-old technology with a modern twist The first firework was pretty basic. A Chinese monk named Li Tian took a piece of bamboo, stuffed it with gunpowder, and threw it into a fire, producing a … Continue reading

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