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Human-Like Robots Are Getting Jobs

At the Consumer Electronics Show, a crowd gathered around Chihira Aico, a life-sized robot in a pink party dress who was standing at the Toshiba booth. At first, the android stood perfectly still, like a mannequin in a window display. But there was something odd about her, even though she looked …

Robotics

19-Year-Old Kid Creates Badass Fighting Anime

There are shades of <i>Dragon Ball</i> here, and well, pretty much every epic anime battle brawl you can think of. That being said, this is pretty darn …

Anime

​We're One Step Closer To Having A Real Transformer

Transformers! They're the stuff of childhood dreams. And thanks to some enterprising folks in Japan, we're one step closer to having them be a …

Robotics

A Genetic Mutation Renders One Family Unable To Sweat

In an interesting twist, scientists have found that targeting this gene could help people who sweat way too much.<p>In Pakistan, there lives a family of five with a unique – and tragic – condition. Several of their children cannot sweat. It’s an extremely rare disorder called anhidrosis, and while it …

Biology

A Fan Album As Epic As Smash Bros. Itself

Were it possible, I'd replace every piece of music in my copy of <i>Smash Bros. 3DS</i> with one of the 101 tracks in Shinesparkers' "Harmony of Heroes", an …

Retrogaming

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 launched in Thailand

Samsung is now listing the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 on the official Samsung site for Thailand, which may be about as close to an official announcement …

Phones

Which gaming PCs are worth buying?

If you're serious about your computer gaming, you're going to want a desktop made for it. Many gamers choose to build their own, selecting the parts that best suit their needs. But to do that, you need the time and money, and it also generally helps to know what you're doing. For those of you …

Most Epic Nerf War in History!

Nike's Concept Jet for Pro Athletes Is a Luxury Lounge at 40,000 Feet

Pro athletes lead a very luxurious life, with trainers ensuring they're always in top physical shape. But they still travel in cramped airplanes that …

Ray Rice will be kicked out of Madden, too

Per normal procedure for licensed sports video games, the disgraced running back Ray Rice will be removed from <i>Madden NFL 15</i>'s official online roster with its next update next week.<p>Rice, seen in a newly released security camera video knocking out his then-fiancée with a punch to the head in …

Pokémon arcade fighting-game Pokkén Tournament announced for 2015

<i>Pokkén Tournament,</i> a fighting game adaptation of the Pokémon universe, was just announced in Japan this morning. It will be a two-player arcade game and it is being developed in collaboration with Bandai Namco, publisher of the Tekken series.<p>This morning's announcement showed the CEO of The Pokémon …

Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

Make Your Own DIY Box-Fan Beef Jerky

There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.<p>There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

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Just five weeks ago, Jeni Simonitis underwent her second heart transplant surgery at the VCU Pauley Heart Center.<p>Two men have been charged in …

Violent Video Games Can Turn Kids Into Progressive Intellectuals

According to a number of recent articles like this one from the BBC, “Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature.’’”<p>The BBC writes about work done by Mirjana Bajovic, a researcher at Brock University, who published an article in the journal <i>Educational Media International</i> entitled: “Violent …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.<p>And it looks like America's school cafeterias …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Talking Robot Astronaut Heads To International Space Station

HAL 9000 he's not. But Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.<p>The robot, whose outward appearance was inspired by the cartoon …

Diagnosed with Autism at the Age of 2, This 14-Year Old Boy Was Told That He Would Never Learn to Read. Now He's a Graduate Student in Quantum Physics.

Therapists didn't think much of Jacob Barnett's future. But his mother saw him demonstrate a prodigious memory, pattern recognition skills and an …

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