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DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist review – a vinyl trip as profound as Moses’s stone tablets

Turntable auteur DJ Shadow has performed conceptual sets with Jurassic 5’s Cut Chemist before; their legendary Product Placement mixtape lifted liberally from jingles and funky commercials. Tonight’s themed set, culled from records belonging to pioneering 70s DJ Afrika Bambaataa, whose Bronx block …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This portable laptop mod houses both a PS4 and Xbox One

Want a PS4 and an Xbox One, but don't have the space in your entertainment center? Enter the PlayBox. The laptop-style console mod, created by serial tinkerer Eddie Zarick, crams both systems into a single design, complete with a 22-inch, 1080p display. It's not sleek, but seems perfectly playable …

Matthew McConaughey's 'Dazed And Confused' Audition Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

More than two decades ago, Matthew McConaughey auditioned for the role that would jumpstart his career: Wooderson in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused." And thanks to video released by Criterion Collection on Monday -- part of the company's "Dazed and Confused" special edition -- fans have …

Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

Pot is great.<p>Having pot delivered to you, Uber-style, legally, is even better. Canary (not to be confused with the home security system) has launched in Seattle to do just that.<p>The process is dead simple. Use the app to snap a picture of your ID and your medical cannabis authorization and you’re …

Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

Watch A Soft Robot Play Beer Pong

Sure, but how good is it when it's drunk?<p>On a table arrayed with Solo cups is a taste of the future that 2015 brings us. Humanity has taught a robot to play beer pong, a game normally reserved for frat house living rooms or undergrad backyards.<p>Made by Empire Robotics, Versaball is a robotic arm …

Robotics

Here's When All Your Favorite Shows Are Returning To TV

Below is a list of when the popular shows will be back from hiatus or will kick off their midseason premieres.<p><b>Thurs., Jan. 1</b><br>"A to Z," first of remaining four episodes, 9:30 p.m., NBC<br>"Bad Judge," midseason return, 9 p.m., NBC<br>"Lucas Bros. Moving Co.," season 2 premiere, midnight, FXX<p><b>Fri., Jan. 2</b><br>"Blue …

TV

Starwatch: The January night sky

With some of the best starry skies of the year, a meteor shower, all the planets and a surprising comet, January should be a fascinating month in astronomy.<p>Orion climbs from the E horizon at nightfall to rule our S sky for much of the night. Jupiter rises in the ENE 90 minutes before our chart …

50 Killer Science Desktop Wallpapers

These are the wallpapers you've been looking for.<p>Looking to "smarten up" your desktop background? Here's 50 examples of science and technology-themed eye candy that'll satisfy both meanings of the verb.

Pokemon Meets Tekken as Pokken is Officially Announced

News of a console release unconfirmed.<p>The Pokemon Company has just revealed Pokken Tournament, a new fighting game starring its infamous 'mon and …

'The Simpsons Arcade Game' was the best game ever based on a TV show

<i>The Verge community — that's you — is currently helping us review every episode of The Simpsons. We've also asked several Vox staffers to contribute their thoughts on the show's legacy.</i><p>The fate of Maggie Simpson, and possibly Springfield, and almost certainly the world, is firmly in my hands. …

The Pokemon fighting game won't play like Tekken (or feature Tekken characters)

<i>Pokkén Tournament</i>, the Pokémon fighting game in development at Bandai Namco with the involvement of the Tekken and Soulcalibur teams, may look like a Tekken game in some ways, but don't expect it to play like one, producer Katsuhiro Harada says.<p>On Twitter, Harada said that <i>Pokkén Tournament</i> won't …

Watch this fish play 'Pokemon' live on the internet (currently in betta)

The world record holder for longest consecutive <i>Pokemon</i> gameplay might just be a fish. Grayson Hopper, a bright orange betta, has been "playing" the game for 135 hours and counting, with the event broadcast live on the internet from a "tiny dorm room." Before you get too excited, the aquatic …

MIT researchers made a material that forces water up walls

Tiny bristles move liquid upstream<p>There are incontrovertible facts of nature: people get old, things fall, water flows downstream. And then there's this MIT project, which contradicts at least the last one.<p>A team of engineers invented a material with thousands of tiny electroplated metal bristles …

The Constant Groundskeeper

How big of a lawn would you have to have so that when you finished mowing you'd need to start over because the grass has grown?<p>Nick Nelson<p>According …

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