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What life might be like for our grandchildren

100 years in the future

The planet has seen dramatic changes in the last 100 years, so what do scientists, futurists and architects think our grandchildren will experience 100 years from today? First, lets see how well kids 50 years ago predicted 2012 and how victorian ideas of what life would be like today… Next, here’s what our time’s scientists and thinkers believe may be ...

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Robot Buses & Lord of the Rings

Some customers are complaining about the fit & finish on Mercedes' new driverless bus.

A reporter at the Dailydot.com writes “We’re one step closer to the automated bus future of our dreams,” which tells you something about the content of nerd fantasies. Mercedes Benz is currently testing its “Future Bus” that’s described as “an autonomous, self-driving bus that can navigate complicated routes without the aid of a human being.” The most recent test took ...

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What’s what in tech – big data finds the winners and losers

Tech trends

Tech startup accelerator, Y Combinator, uses keywords from tech applications to see what sectors are on the rise and what’s getting left behind. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist Y Combinator breaks the keyword-based research down in a post on the company’s The Macro blog, which discusses many of these trends over the course of years in great detail. Slack, the popular workplace ...

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Ruining the Movies One Text at a Time

Texting in Movies Light in Face

It must have been the result of what Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr derisively terms a “nationwide search.” AMC Theatres was looking for a new CEO and it hired Adam Aron. He’s not on the job three months before Aron unveils a new marketing strategy: Attracting 22–year–olds by driving off everyone aged 35 and over. In an interview with Variety, ...

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16yo boy wins $247,000 as Drone Racing hits the big time [video]

Drone Racing video

Locking up speeds of up to 75mph the drones buzzed around the iconic stadium and further proved why the sport of drone racing is gaining more and more popularity. The event was live streamed for the first time to spectators over EE’s 4G network, with 4GEE Action Cams attached to the drones in a world first, bringing fans closer to ...

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Now Humans Are Just Along for the Ride

Google self driving car lucky button

I have seen humanity’s future and it’s cargo. Not shipping cargo, but being cargo. One cannot pick up the newspaper without discovering a new area of transportation where human control will soon be superfluous. I don’t know whether to blame the auto–pilot or Roomba. So much of flying today takes place while the aircraft is on auto that some safety ...

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When you’re so outta touch with your voting base, this happens…

Eagle God Bless America

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has listened to us average voters and is singing our tune. Whether he’s sincere, and possibly as frustrated as Washington, DC as the rest of us, remains to be seen. In the meantime, the RNC and GOP Establishment continue to stand around scratching their heads wondering how they’ve lost control. It’s really not ...

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You can trust us, we’re the government!

ObamaLies

At this point, it’s nothing but distractions. Trump is immoral, Rubio sold his home to a lobbyist, and Cruz is not a citizen. They’ve got us chasing our tails like a cat chases a red laser dot on the wall! Our government keeps telling us they have our best interests at heart, can do what’s best for us, and can ...

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SpaceX Flight Ends in Catastrophe [again]

Spacex rocket landing

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched another rocket and the mission ended just as the previous two barge-landings had – in a fireball. Falcon lands on droneship, but the lockout collet doesn't latch on one the four legs, causing it to tip over post landing. Root cause may have been ice buildup due to condensation from heavy fog at liftoff. A video ...

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Navy tests Excalibur N5 guided projectile from 5″ gun [video]

Excalibur N5 test video

Raytheon’s new Excalibur N5 projectile was fired from a 5-inch naval gun during a flight test at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The new technology effectively triples the range of the Navy’s 5″ naval guns. Raytheon claims that due to the remarkable precision of Excalibur, significant cost, manpower and time savings will become evident: By using Excalibur’s level of precision, ...

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Google Designs the Self–Absorbed Car for the Self–Absorbed Man

Self Driving Car meme

To give you an idea of how far the nation’s confidence has retreated from the exuberance of the 60’s — I promise this isn’t an endorsement of Donald Trump — just look at current automotive culture. Government Motors designs flimsy boxes to conform to arbitrary fuel efficiency standards. Electric cars, which the government wants a select few to drive while ...

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