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Lawrence Krauss describes how to get A Universe From Nothing

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Like his buddy Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist who wrote the Afterward to his book, physicist Lawrence Krauss does not have a ton of patience for theology. Or American schools. Or God. Krauss seems totally unimpressed by deities in general. In 2009, Krauss gave a lecture entitled "A Universe...
Lawrence Krauss describes how to get A Universe From Nothing

mRobo shows off dance moves that far surpass my own (video)

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mRobo expands before it starts its routine LAS VEGAS--When it comes to any sort of dancing, I normally just turn around and run right away. But not mRobo, the dancing robot made by Tosy that has a speaker firmly embedded in its torso. When it's activated, mRobo comes out...
mRobo shows off dance moves that far surpass my own (video)

“Do Androids Dream of Jelly Beans?”- Google gets ready for today’s I/O keynote

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Yesterday we told you that Google was carrying on the tradition of placing a large monument on the the lawn out front of Building 44 at the Googleplex. This time the statue was of course to represent the upcoming new version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, yesterday the...
“Do Androids Dream of Jelly Beans?”- Google gets ready for today’s I/O keynote

Bring The Horror Home With Life-size Twilight Body Pillows [Please God No]

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Have you ever dreamt of sharing your boudoir with a pasty teenage bloodsucker...or Teen Wolf? Your innermost fantasies are now a reality thanks to these Twilight "manllows" on Etsy. Bonus: they're from the torso up, so everything stays thematically PG-rated! Need a handsome shoulder to cry on after a...
Bring The Horror Home With Life-size Twilight Body Pillows [Please God No]
BigDog 'mule' robot wreaks havoc with herculean throwing arm

'Human meat' butcher shop gets gamers hungry for Resident Evil 6

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Would you like a slice of torso with your Resident Evil 6? A London butcher shop with disturbingly realistic people parts hypes Capcom's newest Resident Evil game. [Read more]...
'Human meat' butcher shop gets gamers hungry for Resident Evil 6
Suidobashi Heavy Industries' Kuratas: your own 13-foot, diesel-powered mech for $1.35 million

Heroes in a half shell: autonomous robot sea turtles in development

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Sure you could have a robot assist you around the home, or even one that'll make factories friendlier, but we'll opt for a robot sea turtle any day of the week. The Swiss folks over at ETH Zurich are working on making that a reality with the Naro-Tartaruga, a...
Heroes in a half shell: autonomous robot sea turtles in development
Japanese company will 3D print your fetus for $1275
First ever 'dead heat' photo-finish at US Olympic trials

Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the Table By now many of you know the Harlem Shake. It is a YouTube phenomenon that in just two weeks has gone from...
Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

SAMI robot has motion detection from the company behind Kinect's 3D sensors, washboard abs (video)

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PrimeSense, the Israeli company whose 3D sensors helped make the Kinect such a massive hit for gamers and hackers alike, has been dipping its feet in the robotic waters a bit as of late. The company offered up its sensors for use in iRobot's telecommunication 'bot, Ava, and now...
SAMI robot has motion detection from the company behind Kinect's 3D sensors, washboard abs (video)

Baby robot Affetto gets a torso, still gives us the creeps (video)

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It's taken a year to get the sinister ticks and motions of Osaka University's Affetto baby head out of our nightmares -- and now it's grown a torso. Walking that still-precarious line between robots and humans, the animated robot baby now has a pair of arms to call its...
Baby robot Affetto gets a torso, still gives us the creeps (video)

'Suck It, Traditional TV': How We're Going To Watch Things In The Future

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This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. By now many of you know the Harlem Shake but what you may not appreciate is the broader trend behind the video and it has mirrored my general views on how TV will work in the future. "Harlem Shake" is a YouTube phenomenon that, in just 2 weeks,...
'Suck It, Traditional TV': How We're Going To Watch Things In The Future

DARPA research aims to create sub-$3,000 robotic hands

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DARPA has demonstrated the results of its research into creating low-cost robotic hands. A clip released by the agency shows a robotic torso using an ordinary electric screwdriver to remove the screws mounting a wheel to a frame, before removing the wheel and attempting to re-mount a second wheel in...
DARPA research aims to create sub-$3,000 robotic hands

How To Use Electronics All Day Without Destroying Your Body

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It’s not just sitting at a computer all day long that’s killing modern man: hunching over to use our cell phones, leaning back to read tablets, and even the standing desk is wreaking havoc on our bodies. Crippling our posture to use tiny devices for extended periods of time drops...
How To Use Electronics All Day Without Destroying Your Body

ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game

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As Real As It Gets (ARAIG) is a new Kickstarter project that hopes to give players a more immersive and realistic video game experience by delivering sound and feedback through a multi-sensory bodysuit. The peripheral, spotted by Polygon, is equipped with 16 vibratory sensors across the torso, 16 on the...
ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game
The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

Pivothead live streaming and WiFi Drive hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
If you thought live streaming was the obvious next step for the Pivothead video glasses, you're not alone. We, for one, thought it immediately upon donning the HD-recording eyewear and the company's Zach Barbitta couldn't agree more. The proud rep was on hand at tonight's Pepcom event demoing a...
Pivothead live streaming and WiFi Drive hands-on (video)

Microsoft webcams and headsets win Skype certification, avoid awkward family conversation

www.geekwire.com
Skype said this morning that its impartial labs have given its “Skype Certified” seal of approval to all of Microsoft’s HD webcams and USB headsets, guaranteeing that users of the products will have ”an optimal Skype experience,” including HD video calls. Wait, all of Microsoft’s webcams and headsets weren’t already Skype certified? Nope, apparently...
Microsoft webcams and headsets win Skype certification, avoid awkward family conversation
Tunisian feminist threatened with stoning after nude protest, now committed to mental hospital

BigDog four-legged robot adds an arm, throws for the scouts (video)

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Of all the robots we fear will one day rise up and subjugate humanity in an unyielding reign of terror, none is closer to our hearts than Boston Dynamic's awesome -- and terrifying, as seen in its 2008 video -- BigDog. This Army Research Laboratory-funded project that aims to...
BigDog four-legged robot adds an arm, throws for the scouts (video)

Bleu Flamme Custom Shirt Site Now Offers 3D Models Of Your Lumpen, Misshapen Torso

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Another day, another improved interface for the selection and creation of men’s dress clothing. Bleu Flamme, a custom shit site that we covered a year ago, has just updated their ordering system to allow you to enter specific body measurements and then “see” how the shirt will look on your...
Bleu Flamme Custom Shirt Site Now Offers 3D Models Of Your Lumpen, Misshapen Torso

Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on

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Those looking to tinker with humanoid robots aren't exactly lacking for options these days, but Cognitive Spring is taking a slightly different approach than most with its Arduino-based cSpring bipedal robot -- one of the semifinalists in the Insert Coin competition here at Expand. Rather than offering a readymade...
Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on

Tickets for PandoMonthly NYC with Josh Kopelman on sale now!

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As I inch closer to April 2, the PandoMonthly events get harder to moderate. It’s not so easy to breathe or sit comfortably with a huge baby taking up your entire torso. Not to mention, the axe is about to come down on me flying cross country. So I’m...
Tickets for PandoMonthly NYC with Josh Kopelman on sale now!

Russian researchers build partial android for bizarre mind-transfer project (video)

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A Team of Russian researchers are building a conceptual mind-transfer android, and we're definitely not talking about Ice Cream Sandwich. However bizarre, their goal is to help mankind achieve immortality using a combination of humanoid robots and interstellar space travel to get away from a dangerous and overcrowded planet...
Russian researchers build partial android for bizarre mind-transfer project (video)
Fitbit One Review: Slightly Flawed, But Still A Great Way To Quantify Yourself

The MiVeu: A Wearable iPhone Harness for Action Photography. But Can They Go Pro?

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A team of five guys in New Hampshire have developed and are now selling the MiVeu, a wearable, iPhone-holding harness that can be strapped to your chest, lower torso or even your leg. The get-up, which protects your iPhone in a housing that also slaps a custom-designed fisheye lens...
The MiVeu: A Wearable iPhone Harness for Action Photography. But Can They Go Pro?

Happy Birthday, Grindr: Millennials are Addickted to You

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Meet David. (Photo: Grindr.com) To celebrate its fourth birthday, gay mafia invention Grindr released some important findings regarding its cultural impact on the gay community. Turns out, gay guys love it! In a press release calling itself “groundbreaking” and a “global sensation,” Grindr revealed Monday that it has amassed more...
Happy Birthday, Grindr: Millennials are Addickted to You

InMoov: A 3-D-Printed Robot For The Home

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InMoov is an open-source, life-sized animatronic robot that can be built on a home 3-D printer for under $1,000. A French sculptor is developing a 3-D-printed robot which can be made for under $1,000. The InMoov is an open-source, life-sized animatronic robot which can be manufactured by anyone with...
InMoov: A 3-D-Printed Robot For The Home
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