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Wouldn’t it be great if your car could scream along with you in traffic, frustrate you when you’re lost, or whine when it needs some gas? Your wish is Honda’s command!

According to The Washington Post, “Japanese automaker Honda will showcase a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show next month that is capable of understanding the driver’s emotions and developing emotions of its own.”

Drivers with road rage are gonna love this thing.

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The car will harness “the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience,” says Honda (as well as every mad scientist in a movie about A.I. ever, but that’s besides the point). The concept car, called the NeuV, comes equipped with an “emotion engine,” an artificial intelligence that isn’t powered by your emotions, but rather learns from them.

“Honda expects the car will ‘grow up’ with its driver and share in his or her experiences, prompting the driver to feel the car ‘has become a good partner and thus form a stronger emotional attachment toward it,’” said The Washington Post in a terrifying sentence.

Honda will showcase this new concept car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show; though, it is unknown when it will be available for purchase, so the war against man and machine will begin.

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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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With less than 20 days until Christmas, people are flooding 5th Avenue in New York to get a glimpse at their legendary holiday window displays.

It happens every year, and every year you have to push through a warm tourists screaming at each other. It's as if these families don't actually want to come to this thing because they spend the whole time screaming at each other. It's very unpleasant. Thankfully, like most things, technology is here to save us from spending time with other people.

You don’t want this to happen again, do you?

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Of course not, which is why Google came up with Window Wonderland.

With Window Wonderland, Google allows you to take a virtual tour through the window displays. Finally, you have the chance to actually enjoy the streets of New York without getting splashed with mud by a passing cab. You can choose the experience, either let your mouse do the walking or put your phone three inches from your face and enjoy the VR experience. You can check out the South Park characters at Barney's or the dolls over at the American Girl store. It's really however you like celebrating the holidays. 

 

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Check it out and be more like dat boy becuase of it:

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As marijuana prohibition becomes a thing of the past, it’s time to start looking toward the future.

That’s where Seedo comes in.

Seedo is a tiny, mini-fridge-sized grower that let’s you grow any herb in almost any space. Marketed toward the 21st-century young urban professional, Seedo does all the work of growing your sativa and indica for you. You just plant the seeds in Seedo, and like a Ronco Rotisserie Oven, you just set it, and…

FORGET IT!

Well, sort of. The Seedo comes complete with an app, so that you can monitor your progress through notifications or a video feed to your phone of what you’re growing. This little guy has a full auto-grow system that’s airtight and a lighting system. It’s a whole farm in a mini-fridge.

This isn’t just for weed, even though that’s what it’s mostly marketed for. You can also grow vegetables, fresh herbs, and flowers. It’s a the whole thing. You need it. Buy it.

According to their website and Twitter, the Seedo is coming very soon. But you can get on the waiting list for on their website.

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For better control in video editing, photo editing, or just sending emojis, the new Apple MacBook Touch Bar has a lot of perks, but Apple still buried the lead on this one.

Apparently, you can play a super smushed version of Doom on this thing.

Sure, the Touch Bar is a great way to bring Apple Pay and Predictive Text to the desktop. Replacing the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard, the Touch Bar is a digital interface that's touch sensitive and totally customizable. It’s another great innovation from Apple that allows a wider range of control for users. More importantly, you can play a version of Doom on it that looks like it was crushed by a vice.

According to Mashable:

Developer Adam Bell crammed the 1993 classic in all of its glory to run on the the narrow 2,160 x 60 pixel OLED touchscreen. Is it pretty? Hell no. Is it pointless? Absolutely.

Announced at the Apple Event in October, the Touch Bar was the centerpiece of the new MacBook Pro laptops. The tech giant hoped to bring some of the benefits of touchscreen computing that has revolutionized handheld products, like the iPad and the iPhone. In doing so, they have given developers yet another place to stick the class video game Doom, and we’re all better for it.

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apple iphone burns australian woman beats samsung galaxy note 7
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In the ongoing war between Apple and Samsung, the battle has turned not towards more practical and useful products and services, but rather which company can impart the most damage on its users.

As has been reported, and even mocked by the president and Grand Theft Auto, Samsung has been the champion of flamable phones for the past few months. Samsung has been an innovator in how to leave their users with burns thanks to the explosive Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

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That was until the Silicon Valley stalwart Apple has had their say.

After falling asleep watching a movie on her iPhone 7, a pregnant Australian woman awoke to several “superficial” burns on her arm, leaving “an imprint of the phone and charger etched into her skin,” according to Metro.

While she’s probably relieved that the phone didn’t blowup, Melanie Tan Pelaez did claim to also “experience sudden pain, pins and needles, numbness and shortness of breath.” Genius Bar can’t fix that.

The burns, Pelaez was told, wouldn’t be covered under the warranty, as Apple “allegedly denied that the phone was to blame ‘as it didn’t have a distinct smell’ and told her the phone usually shuts down if overheating occurs.” The phone has since been sent to California for testing.

Hey, if it doesn’t smell like an Apple burn, it’s not an Apple burn. Now, let’s see Samsung build an explosion with a signature smell. Google Pixel, you smell what we're cooking?

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Does Snapchat exhaust you? Are you tired of holding your phone to snap and watch snaps? Are you desperate for a new way?

Snap, Inc., the company that was once Snapchat but wants to expand to other products, has expanded to a new product. Meet “Spectacles,” a $130 pair of sunglasses with a camera in them. This isn’t Google Glass, though. You won’t be forcibly removed from a bar for wearing them. Rather these are an unassuming pair of shades with a tiny camera that allows you to snap handsfree. Finally, your fingers can take a break for once.

In addition to the new tech, Snap will be releasing the glasses via mysterious vending machines, which appear and disappear without warning. The location of these "Snapbots," as they're called, will be made available on this website. Also, they look like Minions, so, you know, there’s that.

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Only time will tell if users will save Spectacles to their Camera Rolls or allow time to runout and let them vanish like so many dog-faced selfies. Until then, we’ll keep an eye out for stories of people getting their arms stuck in these vending machines, trying to score a free pair of glasses.

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