Someone finally gave a robot a decent pair of shoes, and now their revolution plans can begin!
What a time to be alive...via The Seattle Times:
A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein’s computer started trying to download and install the new operating system.
The update, which she says she didn’t authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, Calif., travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time.
“I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein said. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”
When outreach to Microsoft’s customer support didn’t fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking compensation for lost wages and the cost of a new computer.
So well, this is what it's come to huh? No, not actually; but it's only a matter of time before this laughable commentary on gettin' offended becomes a reality.
“From the color of your Starbucks cup to a lion being shot in Africa, don’t miss your chance to get offended today about an issue you didn’t know existed yesterday!”
This surfboard is meant to take the isolation out of the sport of surfing. It gives real time social media updates and text messages. It even helpfully offers up to date information on the conditions of the very ocean the surfer is presumably sitting in.
At the moment, it's still a prototype so only time will tell if it becomes a super useful gadget or just another way to lose your phone at the beach.
This marble machine was build by Martin Molin. He planned the programmable machine ahead of time but it still took over a year to gradually shape and perfect this contraption. According to Molin, it's still not quite finished. He told WIRED:
The marbles, you know, they behave like water. The nature of water is that it just breaks through everything. After 100,000 years it can make a hole in stone. The marbles act like that, it doesn't matter what I'm doing to try to tame them. They are just flooding every wall I'm putting up. ... I'll have to fix some escaping marble issues in order to tour.
He is planning on making new machines that are a little more portable so that he can take them on tour easily.
Harry Potter fans may remember the Weasley's magical clock that always knows the location of family members.
via Harry Potter Wikia
Well, someone made a real life version of that clock. Using the GPS of his family's smartphones, Imgur user tbornottb was able to program the clock to light up when they reached different locations. Reading through the step by step process makes it seem almost easy. All it took was a whole lot of wires, lights, programming, app coordinating....
It was basically magic.
The result of all that work is a beautiful piece of technology and probably well worth it. Although it does carry the implication that your parents will know your location at all times...
A lot of people wear a Fitbit or similar wearable technology to keep track of their health. The models that track heart rate are also good for pinpointing a moment of heartbreak or in this case, discovering a pregnancy.
David Trinidad was just looking for a solution to his wife's potentially malfunctioning sensors when he posted about it on Reddit.
Another user suggested that she could be under a lot of stress or she could be pregnant. Since Trinidad and his wife were trying to start a family they got it checked out and later he confirmed that was the case.