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More information on the product's Indiegogo campaign provides an impressive list of features.



Now they just need to make adult sized versions and we're one step closer to being the people from Wall-E.

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Via: Mashable
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The indisputably dominant music streaming titan Spotify, is combining forces with high and widely regarded annotation and lyric site Genius, for a new playlist feature called "Behind the Lyrics (Hip Hop)."


The playlist, which debuts today, will provide fans on Spotify the tools to click, then learn more about a particular song's lyrics, writers, and meaning for the full-fledged historical rundown. The playlist features artists such as but not limited to, Pusha T, Diplo, and Tinashe.


"I've partnered with Genius and Spotify to take you 'Behind The Lyrics' of my greatest songs because every word that I write means something to me," Pusha T says in a statement. "Together we've found a way to bring my fans a deeper listening experience and raise the bar for songwriters."


"Spotify and Genius are creating a really cool connection between me and my fans on another level than I normally can connect with them," Tinashe says.


"I have always been a person that dissects music and studies it," Diplo says. "I was a sample spotter and I learned how to make music by listening to it. Genius on Spotify breaks down the music to the bare bones and gets deeper into it's true core."


Take it from these three artists; the whole Genius weds Spotify business is something to get very amped about. The next playlist is slated to arrive in coming weeks, and will focus on hit songs from a wealth of differing genres.

Via: Ricco831
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It's official--technology's taking our efforts at being lazy as possible to the next level.


And of course the epic exit shot:




Rumors are flying around that it's still backing up to this day.

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Via: PCWorld
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When Gene Roddenberry's computer died—RIP—it took the method of accessing the 200 or so floppy disks of unpublished work with it. Moves were made, possible miracles occurred, and we're here to reveal how this grand mystery was solved.

Roddenberry previously had a reputation for performing much of his work on his Macintosh, but it turns out he put in a notable amount of time on his personal brand computer. Now that was a sign of good, no great, things to come.

The crux of the problem here: Roddenberry who passed away in 1991, left a couple containers of big 'ol floppy disks. Unfortunately, floppy disks went out of use at the turn of the 21st century.

Roddenberry's estate refused to admit defeat. They sought help from DriveSavers Data Recovery. As relayed by the company's director of engineering, Mike Cobb, most of the disks were 1980s-era 5.25-inch double-density disks with the capacity to pack an impressive 160KB in storage. Cobb went on to disclose most the discs were from an older operating system called CP/M.

CP/M was a widely employed operating system in the 1970s and 1980s, but ultimately was bested by Microsoft's DOS. The DOS from Microsoft won out with its ease of use. Yeah, nice work Bill.

"The older disks, we had to actually figure out how to physically read them," Cobb told PCWorld. "The difficult part was CP/M and the file system itself and how it was written."

Things took a turn for the worst from there, when they couldn't get Roddenberry's computer to turn on. They were forced to sleuth the layout of the tracks on the disc—a process that drew out for near three months. Fast forward and 30 of the discs ended up being damaged. Fortunately, as luck would have it, most the damages covered what Cobb's determined as blank space.

Was it really that big and unsolvable a mystery though?

Yes, from the other end of the spectrum here, we have a fleet of Scotty engine room minions with claims that components from that era are still available, and that all you'd need to know is what word processing program he used. Next hypothetical step, from Windows or Apple OS, you'd convert the txt files to a familiar format.

At this time we don't know what kinds of treasures, hidden episodes, were recovered on those discs.

Was this case and its complexity overstated for the sake of justifying a handsome invoice?

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Ever wake with a roaring hunger to explore? Well, your childhood dreams are about to come true. The team of big brains over at Niantic Labs released details regarding what will be a real life rendition on the typical Pokemon RPG game. With a smartphone and the game's wearable accessory you'll be able to hit the ground running to challenge gym leaders, friends, take on Team Rocket, and hopefully catch 'em all!

Totally Necessary Invention of The Day: Domino's Creates an "Easy Order" Button For Your House
Via: Engadget
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Looking to shave a few seconds off your pizza order? Well, you're in luck.

Domino's is testing out a new "Easy Order" button in the UK. And if you're really, really into pizza—this might do the trick for you.

From Engadget:

The Easy Order actually comes in two forms: a physical and a virtual button. The physical option is provided by Flic and is a tiny magnetic button that can be programmed to do a number of different things. We've seen it used to control various phone functions, like snoozing an alarm or taking a photo, in the past, but Domino's will pair it with an app over Bluetooth in order for it to become your pizza delivery companion. Simply save your address and payment details on the Domino's website or app and select your favourite order -- the rest takes care of itself.

We're one useless invention away from Smart House.

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