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The Red Ring of Death

History of the Xbox 360 One of the most well-known and expensive malfunctions in the history of video games and commercial electronics history, here’s how the Red Ring of Death happened, and why you probably still didn’t buy a PS3 … Continue reading

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Weird and fun robots at CES 2018

CES 2018 robotics was everywhere from small little toys to big robots, some for special uses and some for just fun. Narrator doesn’t know the difference between chess and Scrabble. [7:45]

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Special delivery

Nice way to announce a new computer and CPU.

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Fresh from CES

A roving robot that does everything for the home except vacuum carpets. Can fulfill all your wishes. And then report back to headquarters.

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Fetching Omnicopter

The multirotor vehicle used in the demonstration is an omni-directional eight-rotor vehicle. Its unique actuator configuration gives it full force and torque authority in all three dimensions, allowing it to fly novel maneuvers. Fetch me a beer.

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The IT Crowd faves

Moss introduces Jen to the Internet Jen’s Internet presentation

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A message from Apple

I like this guy and what he says most of the time. But if he has his cap on backwards I don’t bother. In this video, he explains Apple’s battery fiasco and how they’re handling it. It’s a somewhat longish … Continue reading

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Battle Bots destruction

Tombstone vs. Radioactive. Lesson learned: never build a bot out of fiberglass.

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Penn and Teller talked about the FCC back in ’07

What was predicted back then is reality today.

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How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

Opinions, opinions. In reality, we have to wait and see how dark the future gets. [5:02]

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What happened to America On Line?!

The story of AOL from birth to collapse, by way of the Apple Link and endless free disks and CDs. [21:04] Vid link.

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Everything will remain the same

Ajit Pai does away with Net Neutrality.

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Oddities from the 2017 Japan International Robotics Show

Robots and Japan. A match made in heaven. [7:26]

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New Amazon Echo Silver

Nice skit from SNL featuring old people.

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Fedor, the Russian Terminator wannabe

A Russian official posted a video last April on his Facebook page of FEDOR, a humanoid robot being worked on by the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects. It’s shown using tools, driving a car and shooting guns at targets. … Continue reading

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Robot Wars – 10 Bot Rumble

Ten remote controlled killer robots face off in the ring for a final battle to the death. [8:15]

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