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11.15.12

Here's the Most Stunning Drone Porn to Get Off On Today

No, not that "drone porn":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L8yldV53ic. I'm talking about those gorgeously sweeping aerial videos coming out of the "hobbyist":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/7/16/watch-this-sweeping-aerial-drone-footage-of-detroit--...

10.26.12

Robots Are Controlling Each Other Now

This vid was presented earlier this month at the latest International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Vilamoura, Algarve in Portugal by Rehan O'Grady, and Marco Dorigo, from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto...

10.19.12

What's Your Favorite Porny 80s Video Game?

In the age of the Atari 2600, video games were a novel and spell-binding creation. Plug a machine into your TV, turn it on, fight pixelated demons and revel in the futuristic fun. Like anything involving fun, teenage boys and being alone in a room with...

9.27.12

Mercedes' 2014 Electric SLS Comes With an Imagination

If you haven't already seen it in a malaise of this morning's headlines, Mercedes-Benz has just unsheathed its electric sex machine in Paris. The "$579,417":http://www.egmcartech.com/2012/09/27/mercedes-benz-sls-amg-coupe-electric-drive-740-hp/ 201...

9.26.12

How Many Nerds Does it Take to Break an iPhone 5?

There couldn't be anything more satisfying than being Greg Packer last Friday, the first to walk away from Apple's 5th Avenue store with a fresh iPhone 5. Opening that box, I imagine a small string of Packer's drool collecting in a puddle on the device...

9.24.12

Everything You Know About Blowing on Nintendo Cartridges Is Wrong

I recently bought a Super Nintendo and the ultimate Super Mario All-Stars (the one with Super Mario World built in). Luckily I found a pretty clean system, so I haven't had any issues with dust or any problems playing my meager collections of games...

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9.21.12

The iPhone 5 Line Was Filled With Occupiers, Urban Campers, and Pro-Line Waiters

Standing outside the Apple's 5th Avenue Flagship store with Caitlin, Motherboard's press-savvy intern, I'm overcome by a contact high from sleep-deprived iPhone fanatics. The layers of sweat and dust, the jitteriness of the first dozen overnighters...

9.21.12

Science Confirms: The iPhone Is the New Pacifier

We've all seen it happen. You're standing in line at the grocery store, perusing the latest Us Weekly and thinking about buying a pack of gum, when here comes the 21st-century mom, basket full of kale and kombucha, pushing a stroller with a little one...

9.12.12

The Screen of the Future Is Your Living Room

Imagine a video game that's not just confined to your TV screen or the six different ways you can flip your wrist to move the controller. Microsoft gave us a taste of the possibilities of a more immersive gaming experience with Kinect, a smart slab of...

8.31.12

Why Do We Need Eye-Controlled Electronics?

This week, there's a strange new invention making waves at the IFA technology conference in Berlin: an eyeball controlled TV. It pretty much works just like you'd expect it to. Look at an area on the screen like the channel, for instance, blink and the...

8.23.12

Orbit Ain't Easy: Encounters with the Kerbal Space Program

Imagine, the freedom to design your own space launch vehicle without the hassles of "budgetary constraints and bureaucratic wrangling":http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0811/Rover-Curiosity-is-a-star-but-can-it-help-fund-future-of-Mars-exploration...

8.16.12

The Downside to Brain Wave-Controlled Video Games: Hackers Can Read Your Thoughts

It's hard to imagine something more futuristic than a helmet that lets you control machines with your mind. As if out of an X-Men comic, this technology became a reality about five years ago when not one but two devices, the NeuroSky MindWave and the...

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