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  • Google Data Center Mural Project Puts Artistic Faces on Data Centers (Video)

    Google Data Center Mural Project Puts Artistic Faces on Data Centers (Video)

    Every time you use a Google product or service, you are (probably unwittingly) engaging a Google Data Center, located in various suburbs throughout the world. As you might imagine, these Data Centers can take up a lot of space, but Google is embarking on a new initiative to beautify these otherwise-imposing structures with the Google […]

  • Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces: Prepare Yourselves

    Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces: Prepare Yourselves

    One time I was trapped in my one-bedroom apartment during a citywide blackout. It wasn’t safe to leave and I couldn’t have gotten any food even if I did want to chance it, and the only food in my house was a bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a few things of Reese’s Pieces. […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones Clue’ Puts Westeros Spin on Classic Board Game

    ‘Game of Thrones Clue’ Puts Westeros Spin on Classic Board Game

    Everyone knows that the show Game of Thrones is a hotbed of murder and deception, but it really has nothing on Clue, the “Classic Mystery Game” that was bringing murder into the living room when George R.R. Martin was still going by Georgie R.R. Martin. And so we now have Game of Thrones Clue, which […]

  • Britflix: BBC to Launch Online Streaming Service

    Britflix: BBC to Launch Online Streaming Service

    The British Broadcasting Corporation is going through some changes of late. Most of them are probably not of interest to people not actively invested in the BBC‘s future, but there is a pretty interesting item now getting some attention online. It’s Britflix, reported to be the BBC’s proposed entry into the online streaming game. The […]

  • FormBox: Create 3D Objects With Your Vacuum Cleaner

    FormBox: Create 3D Objects With Your Vacuum Cleaner

    When the average person hears the term “vacuum forming,” their mind’s eyes probably flash an image of a vacuum cleaner.  But with FormBox, this is a rare example of a popular term and the way a scientific device actually works being completely in sync. That’s because FormBox is a desktop vacuum former that’s powered by […]

  • Allrover Stair-Rover Longboard Can Navigate the Urban Jungle

    Allrover Stair-Rover Longboard Can Navigate the Urban Jungle

    If you’ve ever tried to traverse a dense cityscape via longboard (or if you’ve ever seen anyone else try), you know there are a lot of obstacles in your path due to the fact that the average city planner was not thinking about skateboarding when he or she laid out the city. The Allrover Stair-Rover, […]

  • SeaDrone From Orobotix: “The Powerful Underwater Robot”

    SeaDrone From Orobotix: “The Powerful Underwater Robot”

    Capturing footage from the air via drone has become commonplace enough that it’s almost mundane now.  But as it’s a good idea to periodically remind oneself, we know more about outer space than we do our own oceans, and they remain mostly unexplored by drone cameras. Which brings us to the Orobotix SeaDrone. As its […]

  • Google Self-Driving Vehicle Operator: World’s Easiest Job?

    Google Self-Driving Vehicle Operator: World’s Easiest Job?

    No, this isn’t a joke.  Google is actually looking to hire “self-driving vehicle operators,” despite the obvious oxymoron built into the phrase. Nevertheless, a Google self-driving vehicle operator needs to be college-educated, able to type at least 40 words a minute, and willing to sit in a car from between 6 to 8 hours a day. The point […]