Archive for ‘technology’

February 11, 2018

Uncanny valley officially breached

by allthoughtswork

The uncanny valley is when “humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny, or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers.”

This is one of those times.

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February 5, 2018

Maytag has updated its Passive Aggressive Dishwash setting

by allthoughtswork

When your dishwasher is mad at you

February 4, 2018

Nature is cruel

by allthoughtswork

A wild teenager appears

January 30, 2018

This would be even funnier if he were a choir boy

by allthoughtswork

This viewing window

January 27, 2018

Self-Parking Slippers

by duncanr

when guests at a Japanese inn in Hakone remove their hotel-provided slippers, they roll away – [the slippers, not the guests] – and park themselves neatly in a row

similarly, when guests are preparing to sit at the traditional low tables, floor cushions – [to comfort sensitive posteriors} – wheel themselves into place automatically

all part of a campaign by Nissan to promote its self-parking vehicle technology

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January 23, 2018

First drone to save swimmers lives

by allthoughtswork

The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone can zoom out, drop a floatie, and monitor swimmers back to shore, all in the time it takes a Baywatch opening montage to stop jiggling. 

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January 22, 2018

It sees you when you’re sleeping, it knows when you’re awake

by allthoughtswork

Image result for amazon go

It stalks you down the condom aisle and counts the box you take.


Amazon Go?  More like Amazon No. This is just creepy, creepy, creepy.


January 17, 2018

Male sex robots are coming!

by allthoughtswork

Image result for male sex robot

“Up until now, it looked like women would be missing out on the exciting opportunity to make love to the cold, lifeless bodies of machines.”

Well, women other than Melania, anyway.

January 16, 2018

Don’t tell your shower mate he’s hot

by allthoughtswork

January 15, 2018

Hawaii panicked for 38 minutes

by allthoughtswork

Image result for hawaii missile

They’re way behind. The rest of us have been panicking since November 9, 2016.