Have I Mentioned Lately How Much I Hate Robots?

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This is the latest dumb thing no one needs: What a load of nonsense. First, it’s not handwritten. It’s machinewritten, which means even though someone built an elaborate bit of gizmoditry to go through all the trouble of dipping a pen in ink and “writing,” it’s no more personal than running off copies on a [Read More...]

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My Favorite Game of 2014 Was …

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Monument Valley. Monument Valley (Ustwo; iOS/Android: $4) is a small game. It won’t take you long to finish, and it’s not very challenging, but what it offers is such a pure delight that it became my personal favorite game of 2014. Indeed, I would argue that it was the best game published all year, and [Read More...]

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Dog Gets 3D Printed Legs

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I haven’t done a heart-warming 3D printing story in a while, so here’s a tear-jerker for you: Derby the dog, born with deformed front legs, gets a new pair of prosthetics thanks to 3D printing, and he’s off like a shot.   [Read more...]

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Please Don’t Reply To Stupid Facebook Memes

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Let’s try this again. Everything I asked people not to do in the initial post, they did when the post was shared on social media, which is just so much fail I don’t know where to start. So, I’ve deleted the text of the original post and the picture, and now I’m just telling you: There [Read More...]

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Amazon Echo Will Not Open the Pod Bay Doors

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Because we all need a non-portable Siri in our lives? I liked this better when it was called Furby. More on Amazon Echo. [Read more...]

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New Techniques Detect Consciousness in Vegetative Patients

People in a “vegetative state” may have far more brain activity than previously thought, LiveScience reports: …researchers looked at 32 comatose patients and 26 healthy people. Some of the comatose patients were diagnosed as “minimally conscious,” meaning there was some evidence that they may have retained some awareness of their surroundings (for example, the patient [Read More...]

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The Synod on The Family and Technology

The issue of communion for the divorced and remarried has occupied so much attention in the run-up to the Synod on the Family that the many other topics addressed in the working document are being largely ignored. One issue was how technology effects the family, and I addressed it in two pieces: Tech Addiction: Technology & [Read More...]

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So … This Exists

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Street Cleaning Simulator. It’s from Germany. It’s always from Germany. I wrote about this phenomena in Simulating the Mundane, And What It Means, but I’m still not sure What It Means. [Read more...]

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