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Control Your Roomba With IFTTT Commands

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000

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When the humans are away, the Roomba will play: Keep a closer eye on your iRobot vacuum with new IFTTT functionality. Using If This Then That applets, owners can trigger the autonomous cleaner […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Macra

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:00:25 +0000

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You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into […]

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Amazon Daily Deals: Black Friday Madness

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:00:47 +0000

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The Internet is where we do most of our shopping, and a solid 90% of it is done at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has turned his humble bookstore into a sort of Automat of […]

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CultureFly’s World’s Finest Box is Loaded With Batman and Batman Accessories

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:45:42 +0000

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Most of the subscription boxes we look at on Geek.com are monthly packages. They come with a handful of neat things for $20 to $35. Loot Crate and the ThinkGeek Capsule both fall […]

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Happy Birthday, Masterful Michelle Gomez!

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:00:35 +0000

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Happy birthday, Michelle Gomez, you charismatic, magnificent Time Lady, you. Born in Glasgow to a photographer father and manager mother, Gomez was bit by the acting bug at age seven. She went on […]

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NASA Tests New Mars Rover Tires That Remember Their Shape

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:15:00 +0000

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NASA is literally reinventing the wheel. Engineers at the Glenn Research center have developed a non-pneumatic, compliant tire for future Mars missions. The aptly named Superelastic Tire marks the latest evolution of the […]

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Multimedia Table Tops My Holiday Wish List

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:30:09 +0000

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Never have I been so enamored with a table. Belgian design studio Blue Blood this week revealed the Smartables multimedia stand. Pronounced “smart-tables” (not “smart-ables,” like I keep reading it), the minimalist furniture […]

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Buy This Comic: Void Trip #1

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:00:37 +0000

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“From writer RYAN O’SULLIVAN (Turncoat, The Evil Within, Warhammer 40,000) and illustrator PLAID KLAUS (Turncoat), comes the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy. They’re low […]

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Gorilla Grodd Goes to ‘Nam on Legends of Tomorrow

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:15:11 +0000

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As a silly superhero time travelling show, there are certain periods Legends of Tomorrow feels less equipped to handle than others. Sometimes the show can surprise you. Like last season when it somehow pulled off […]

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Toyota’s New Humanoid Robot Mimics Your Movements

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:46 +0000

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Toyota this week unveiled its third-generation humanoid robot, designed to help people at home, in disaster zones, and even outside Earth’s atmosphere. Developed by the company’s Partner Robot division, T-HR3 is controlled remotely […]

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Belgium Officially Declares Loot Boxes as a Form of Gambling [UPDATE]

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:30:19 +0000

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Update 11/22/17: PCGamer reports that according to Belgian news site RTBF, Belgium’s Gaming Commission hasn’t finalized its decision to officially classify loot boxes as gambling. The site reports that the original statement of […]

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Roblox 101: Everything Parents Needs to Know About The Game

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:45:26 +0000

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I’d wager that the vast majority of kids aged 8-15 have heard of Roblox. If they haven’t heard of it by name then they’re at least likely aware of it and have seen […]

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The Flash Meets His Adversary and Is a Big Dope About It

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:12 +0000

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It’s been a while since we’ve had an episode like this. You know, one where Barry is ultimately right but goes about proving it in the dumbest way possible. An episode where Barry […]

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Mass Effect’s Conversations Were Inspired by Ricky Gervais TV Show

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:00:01 +0000

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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the first Mass Effect, former Bioware animator Jonathan Cooper tweeted out a few fun facts about the now-classic title. The strangest one being what inspired the game’s […]

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Young Avengers: Marvel Stars Before They Were Famous

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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When it comes to superhero movies these days, it’s pretty much all Marvel all the time. We’re still basking in the neon afterglow of Thor: Ragnarok. Black Panther seems set to blow white […]

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Scientists Program Remote-Controlled Nanobots to Kill Cancer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:00:38 +0000

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Scientists have created an army of remote-controlled, biodegradable, cancer-killing nanobots. A joint effort by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Manchester, these tiny droids could one day […]

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Hawaii Investigating EA for “Predatory Practices” in Games like Battlefront II

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:40 +0000

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It appears the fight against loot boxes in video games is gaining serious momentum. First, Belgium officially declared loot boxes as a form of gambling. Now, the state of Hawaii is taking steps […]

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What Kind of Sorcery is This? Expert Archer Shoots ‘Turning Arrows’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:00:45 +0000

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You can run, but you can’t hide from archer Lars Andersen. In a rare YouTube video, the Danish painter, writer, and Legolas wannabe shows off his ability to shoot arrows that turn in […]

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Pokémon Go Event Tasks Players With Catching 3 Billion Pokémon

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:15:47 +0000

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Thanksgiving is nearly here. Many of us in the United States will no doubt gain a few extra pounds after stuffing our faces with delicious food. Thankfully, there’s a way to lose some […]

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By Odin’s Beard! Viking Metal Band Amon Amarth Releases a Video Game

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:45:27 +0000

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Swedish Melodic Death Metal band Amon Amarth is known around the world for its songs about Norse Mythology. Not content with merely pillaging arenas and concert halls, the famed Viking Metal giants are […]

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