nerd talk

Nerd Talk: The First Text Message Was Sent 25 Years Ago

It was before the notorious Nokia brick phone, that along with cockroaches will survive the (not) imminent nuclear war, the first text message was sent between one awesome computer engineering nerd and the CEO of a giant cellphone company.
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Lyric speaker

Nerd Talk: This Lyric Speaker Brings Music To Life

https://lyric-speaker.com/ Look, you can pretend that you don't like karaoke - I certainly keep that charade up... until I'm at the bar with a couple pops in me and a song comes on that I love. Just try and fight that urge to sing and gesticulate - it's nearly impossible. I think that's what makes...
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Team USA Goes Full NASA With New Olympic Snowboarding Suits

All hands on deck. These new USA Snowboarding threads are hotter than glowing red part of the earth's surface after being smashed into by another terrestrial object thus creating our immediate planetary satellite, the moon (in theory).
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Gaming

Dropleaf is Like the Netflix of Indie Gaming!

Indie music took some much-needed spotlight with the accessibility and affordability of home recording. Sure we still got stoked for a big new Foo Fighters record, but now someone could realistically write and record their own album in their closet - someone who previously might never have their...
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plastic Godzilla

Nerd Talk: The new anime Godzilla trailer looks incredible!

Listen, humans have it easy. We have no natural predators other than ourselves with our guns and drunk driving and whatever other stupid things we do to one another.
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cell phone

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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Amazon echo voice recognition system, selective focus and dark backdrop for impact of light ring

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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