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The next big puzzle game on your dumb phone is here

I don't know if it's my mother's love of puzzling, my ability to solve the Rubik's cube in under 30 seconds, or just the need to avoid conversations with people on the light rail, but we're always looking for a new cool game to get sucked into.
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robot

Here's how you stream a giant robot fight!

It’s USA vs Japan in a battle to scrap. On Tuesday, October 17th, you can pop over to Twitch and stream a battle of giant robots smashing the bolts out of one another. This is like every dream 12-year-old me had growing up watching the crappest mech movie ever that I still very much love: Robot Jox...
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Nerd Talk: Check Out These Silly, Super Fun Star Trek Alexa Skills

Anyone who plopped down into their bean bag chair after school with a snack to watch any iteration of Star Trek can relate to the fantasy of just yelling COMPUTER with a command and having a voice respond to your ridiculous requests. Mostly, I want it to call me Captain...
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Robot soccer

Nerd Talk: If Robots Are The Future, Sports Are Going to Be Terrible

I can't imagine a future where humans still play football unless someone does something to seriously protect the brains of these super humans sporting machines. But something no one really ever talks about is how much damage happens to soccer players when heading a ball that just traveled 70 yards...
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Does This Life Hack Actually Do More Damage Than Good?

Every time you reach that paw into a pocket full of earbuds, there's a brief moment of doubt: will I retract with a handful of tangle worse than the dreadlock of a zombie Rastafarian or will my cables still be neatly coiled?
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Nerd Talk: Make Your Pet Into A Watch Like A Creep

In case your job is a total buzzkill and won't let you bring your furniture scratching, box-pooping feline friend to work, one company has your back ... well, more like they have your wrist.
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Potato science

Nerd Talk: Introducing the Self Driving Potato Car

I would never have guessed that the eventual downfall of the human race could be potato powered, but looking back, I suppose a lesson many of us learned in middle school science class could have prepared us for tater power.
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Nerd Talk: Xbox Just Released a Beast - Xbox One X

Well, there you have it. Announced at E3, the console that'll certainly be the "you've gotta have it, but you'll never find one in stock if you didn't preorder" gaming system of the 2017 holiday season: Xbox One X . That name - it sorta feels like when you wanted your email address to be "big mike...
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Nerd Talk: The 10 Best Robots from 80's Movies

I grew up in a time before digital effects dominated the big screen - you had to leave it to cartoons to really let the imagination go wild. Because of this, the effects of the 1980's today often look pretty dumb. But let George Lucas and those awful Star Wars prequels remind you that digital doesn...
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Artificial intelligence

Nerd Talk: Let's hope Artificial Intelligence always stays this dumb

What’s up with the all this talk about artificial intelligence taking our jobs? While AI combined with a childhood of watching Terminator 2 leaves me a super skeptical adult human, the current robot threat remains small.ess just give up and hope for a Wall-E future where you get to be rotund and...
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