liftware utensils use robotics to help people with disabilities
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Robotics can do a lot for people with disabilities, but sometimes even the simplest tasks can be forgotten. For many people with mobility issues, something that many take for granted, like raising food to your mouth, can be a challenge. That’s about to change.

Liftware, has a developed a line of light-weight, movable utensils that move with the person to deliver food you mouth. This high tech fork, knife, and spoon use sensors to notice tremors or movements and adjust accordingly.

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There are two lines, depending on needs. Liftware Steady has a stabilizing handle, “designed to counteract the effects of tremors and shaky hands that may be related to conditions like Parkinson's or essential tremor.”

The other line, Liftware Level, has a leveling handle, which “is designed to accommodate limited hand and arm mobility that may be related to conditions like cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, or post-stroke deficits.”

Both use rechargeable batteries and should make eating for millions of people much easier.

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Ah, the Jetovator. Of all the frivolous inventions over the past century, you might be the best. These hydro-power jetpacks and bikes have made for some fantastic YouTube videos, from that news anchor who crashes immediately upon take off to now, this real-life speeder bike chase from Star Wars.

In celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the team over at the Devin Super Tramp recreated one of the most famous scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the speed bike chase. And yet, they managed to bring it to the next level: They did it on water.

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Using the Jetovator water bike, Devin Super Tramp and a team of adults and toddlers (playing the adorable Ewoks) recreated the whole speed bike chase on water. It’s actually pretty startling how close they come to topping the original and makes you wonder why they don’t make all those dang Star Wars movies on water. Why they could just call them Star Waters? Wait, that won’t do. Maybe Water Wars? I don’t know. We’re workshopping it.

Devin Super Tramp actually has a bunch of cool videos of real-life recreations of fantastical stuff, like “Pokémon GO meets PARKOUR in REAL LIFE!” Heh. They should just call that one “Parkour-man GO!” Right? We’re still workshopping that one too.

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Disney Animation has been a cornerstone of culture for almost a century now, and it’s amazing how well this stuff still holds up. People still go to Disney World, buy Cinderella merchandise, and see remakes of these stories.

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What better way to appreciate how far this animation has come — or hasn’t — than by enjoying a supercut featureing all of Disney's feature-length animated movies. From Snow White to Zootopia, “The Evolution of Disney Animation (1937-2016)" highlights the movements and trends in Disney, when it works and when it doesn’t. There are some forgotten movies and some stone cold classics, but you’ll be floored by how good and innovative the early animation still looks. However, If you feel a slight dip in the 80s and late-90s, sit tight, the goods are on their way.

 

poll finds that the onion is more credible than alex jones infowars
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If you need to get your news, you could do worse than The Onion, a new poll shows.

According to Morning Consult, “a media and technology company at the intersection of politics, policy, Wall Street, and business strategy,” the satirical newspaper The Onion, which recently ran the headline “Report: Bananas Still Most Popular Fruit For Pretending To Receive Phone Call” is more credible than Infowars, which recently ran the headline “The Shocking Proof That Multiculturalism Has Failed.” No surprise here: The Onion headline is true.

In a shocking upset to conspiracy theorists and screaming men around the globe, 18 percent of people polled considered The Onion (again, the paper put together for laughs) credible, while only 17 percent considered InfoWars credibe. Even more shocking is our new Chief Strategist to the White House Steve Bannon’s former stomping ground, Breitbart, is only considered 19 percent credible. People aren’t just finding white supremacy very helpful these days.

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Of course, as the poll points out, this might be affected by the fact that people haven’t heard of Breitbart or Infowars.

“Credibility was significantly lower for far-right sites such as Breitbart and InfoWars, but both were also hampered by being largely unknown. Forty-two percent of people said they “never heard of” Breitbart, and 49 percent said the same about InfoWars. Twenty-six percent said Breitbart was not credible, while 21 percent said the same of InfoWars. Breitbart and InfoWars did better with Republican men, with 32 percent and 27 percent respectively saying the sites were credible.”

You’re still probably better off choosing The Onion. Check out this headline from the other day. Topical! 

via The Onion

Via: MTV
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If there’s one thing Star Wars fans do, it’s argue. Who could win in a fight, Darth Vader or Darth Maul? Who’s stronger, Boba Fett or IG-88? Who wore it better, Princess Leia or R2-D2?

They could go on and on across the galaxy — and by galaxy, we mean internet.

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But there’s one argument that needs to be put to rest: Are Daisy Ridley from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Felicity Jones from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the same person?


Appearing MTV After Hours, Felicity Jones shot a quick PSA as to why these two brown-haired, British women are not the same person, despite what you may have heard. She also throws out a pretty solid spoiler for any annoying fan conspiracy theorists out there.

You’ve got to check this out.

Look, it's been proven time and time agan: Listen to your girlfriends. It's really easy. If you listen to them, gross things won't happen. If you don't listen to them a bunch of gross stuff explodes in your face and she writes about it on Twitter.

No one wants that 

That’s the story of Twitter user Sarah Gailey, who politely asked her boyfriend not to touch a small plastic egg. What was the outcome? Well, they broke up, she wrote about it on Twitter, and he’s embarrassed. Don't be that guy. Listen to your girlfriends. 

You can read the whole story here. Trust us. It’s worth it.

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Game of the Day: Lebron James and the Cavs Got Tired of Winning So They Started Flipping Bottles

We’ve all been there. When you’re being paid a couple million dollars to play a ball game, but you’re winning so hard that you get bored and start flipping bottles.

Well, maybe that’s just a LeBron James thing.

Last night, while the Cleveland Cavaliers were blowing out the New York Knicks, Lebron James got tired of watching his team destroy and started flipping bottles with his teammates on the sidelines. Sure, this may not have been the appropriate time, and, hey, it might’ve been totally disrespectful to the other team and their fans and his fans and basketball and sportsmanship, but whatever flipping bottles is fun.

Twitter loved it, by the way, as its kind of hard not to. Check out the best reactions.

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