David Edney

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Twitch is home to two Google Home devices debating the existence of God

So... singularity?<p>“Are you a ninja or a girl?” Vladimir asks.<p>“Girl,” Estragon says. Except now she’s going by Mia. Both bots have gone by that name over the course of their conversation.<p>Twitch user Seebotschat is streaming a dialogue between two Google Home assistants. They confess that they like …

Google Home

Wall Street has finally learned an important lesson about Tesla

After hitting $240 on the last day of 2015, shares have lost one-third of their value. Something close to $10 billion in market cap has been erased.<p>Blame this on a change in the conversation about Tesla. For much of 2014 (when Tesla shares hit their all-time high) and 2015, it was all about the …

Tesla

The Fed has been pulling the economy to the 'Dark Side'

The Fed's hubris has led it to the Dark Side.<p>It's not just a movie, it's real life: the Fed-Farce awakens. Now that the Federal Reserve has finally voted to "restore order to the galaxy" with a tiny .25% rate increase, the true measure of our travesty of a mockery of a sham economy-in a phrase, The …

Interest Rates

Take away Leia and women only spend one minute speaking in Star Wars

A video has been made combining all of the lines spoken by female characters (other than Leia) in the original Star Wars trilogy… and it doesn’t amount to much.<p>In fact, the total running time is only 63 seconds. Considering the original trilogy last 386 minutes altogether, that really isn’t long at …

Star Wars
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How Robin Williams made US troops laugh

In the wake of his death, the US army has released video footage showing actor Robin Williams visiting US troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq<p><b>Robin Williams dies: latest tributes and reaction</b><p>Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs.<p>But some of his biggest laughs …

Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?

A fascinating NASA presentation suggests that in July 2012 Earth was one week away from being struck by a massive solar storm that would have had devastating effects. Can this be?<p>Near-misses are never quite as exciting as a direct hit that splatters all before it.<p>Still, this week saw the second …

Space Travel

The Biggest Policy Mistake of the Great Recession

The popular conception of the Great Recession explains that it stemmed from a financial shock. Housing prices stopped going up, and then Lehman …

50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

Gary Player

Turbulence Is Inevitable, Misery Is Optional: Lessons on Leadership from a Former Southwest Airlines CEO

Howard Putnam of Southwest & Braniff Airlines talks corporate culture, leadership and living out your dreams to Keller Williams leaders at Mega Camp …

Myth of the ‘real-life Robocop’

Reports that the ultimate crime enforcer may be on our streets soon is largely news hype, says Quentin Cooper. We’re more likely to see Robosnoop, not Robocop.<p>In the new reboot he’s called the “future of American justice”. In the far superior 1987 original he’s the “future of law enforcement”*. But …

Robotics

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Photography

KT Skylife plans to trial 4K satellite TV service in 2014

Satellite TV in Ultra HD quality is no longer just a dream: following a successful test broadcast this week, KT Skylife has unveiled a roadmap for offering 4K TV to its subscribers. The Korean provider plans to trial one channel of UHD content in the efficient H.265 (HEVC) video format next year, …