Oct 272015
 
Today, a Young Man on Acid Realized that all Matter is Merely Energy Condensed to a...

With quantum mechanics, pixelation of the universe, and some supremely annoying probability, seems reality might be a computer simulation, and God might be an intensely needy supermind playing the latest release of “Semi-Conscious Hairless Primates.”

Sep 192015
 
JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

China edition…kinda! This week China wants to get its hands on Japanese test-taking A.I. and is asking very politely; meanwhile, the U.S. is going to get an LA-to-Vegas bullet train from China – which technically means the Americans will finally get to ride some Japanese trains. We are not shitting you!

Aug 282015
 
Robonaut 2: Alive and Suddenly Super Busy (FLASHBACKERY)

NASA is finally letting Robonaut 2 do some stuff, and they’re sharing it with the public – there’s actually a steady feed of news, only mildly cheesy 1st-person commentary, and some decent R2 photos & video beaming down from the ISS.

Mar 212015
 
TERMINAL ANANCHRONISM: Decomposing UNIVAC 120 Computer Found in Tokyo

Sometimes you’re on a corporate-sponsored press tour to get up-close and personal with the history of calculators and then you casually walk into the next room and BOOM! …suddenly you’re surrounded by the taxidermied carcasses of our technological ancestry.

Mar 072015
 
JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

This week China’s probably pretty pissed that India’s going to add Japanese bullet-train tech to cart, which is ironic since Chinese bullet train tech IS Japanese (ZING!), it’s extra confirmed that Apple’s going to finance Japan Display’s new factory, and lastly, you may insert a lame pun here about how consistently under-performing & money-losing Sharp is anything but. Read me!