Ahmed Gamal El Nakib

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Watch this smartphone-assisted robot beat the pants off of humans in air hockey

It’s the holidays and that means it’s time to watch robots cream humans in bouts of skill. The latest example of robotics winning over a meatbag? This amazing air-hockey robot powered by a smartphone, Arduino board and a plotter-like robotic arm.<p>The system works by watching the puck on the surface …


Five great George Michael performances, from Young Guns to Jesus to a Child

George Michael started as half of a band whose purpose was to ‘believe in joy’, but as a solo artist he possessed a gift for expressing pain<p>George Michael dies aged 53 – latest reaction<p>Young Guns (Go For It!)<p>Just days before George Michael died, pop threw up one of its strange coincidences. The Top …

Bo Diddley

Brazil court orders release of arrested Facebook exec

Did you think Brazil was overreacting when it arrested a Facebook executive over the company's failure to hand over WhatsApp user data? So did a Brazilian court. A judge in Sergipe has ordered the release of Latin America VP Diego Dzodan just a day after he was detained, arguing that it was …

Latin America

The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70

This is the stuff road trips through Middle America are made of: slurping milkshakes at a Formica countertop in a diner that hasn’t changed since 1950, cruising by fields of sunflowers and amber waves of grain that stretch as far as the eye can see, and stopping at the quirky, always-superlative …

Allen Fieldhouse

The next WeChat is hiding in Canada and eyeing the U.S.

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Kik<p>Waterloo, Ontario is a quiet sort of suburban college town, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Silicon …