Jimmy’ll See You Around

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Jimmy is a humanoid robot based on Intel Core i5 technology that walks, talks, makes hand gestures, and uses social media. It is part of the 21st Century Robot Project that provides a forum for makers worldwide to collaborate and build affordable, personalized robots using open-source design files.

See the mind-blowing box art for the new edition of ‘Scanners’ from the Criterion Collection

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1981 was a great year for cinema. Just take a look at the most popular films released then: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Evil Dead, Escape from New York, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, to name a few. But often overlooked is the cult classic Scanners, gore-master David Cronenberg’s breakout film about psychic warriors.

That shouldn’t be the case anymore. Scanners is getting a beautiful new home edition (Blu-Ray, DVD and iTunes) from the Criterion Collection, complete with all new, mind-blowing…

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Chinese State Media Renews Anti-Apple Rhetoric, Calls The iPhone A “National Security Concern”

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sanlitun-apple-store-china Apple has faced a fair amount of state-sponsored criticism in China, a market where the prevailing powers have a stated goal of promoting more home-grown network and IT solutions. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s iOS 7 poses a threat to national security because of its ‘Frequent Locations’ feature, which identifies and provides users a map of their oft-visited… Read More

The arcane symbols on the back of your gadgets could be going away

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The odd, government-mandated hieroglyphs etched on to the back of the iPhone are as memorable as “Designed by Apple in California,” but some could soon be relics: a new bill introduced in the Senate would allow device makers to digitally stamp phones, computers, and other gadgets, rather than physically etching symbols on to them.

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Science Inc. Acquires Armenian Mobile App-Maker Inlight

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peter pham Looks like Science Inc. is getting more serious about mobile development — the startup studio is announcing that it has acquired an eight-person company based in Yerevan, Armenia called Inlight. That company developed the iOS app of the same name, a social newsreading service targeting women. Science CEO Mike Jones and Chief Business Officer Peter Pham (pictured above at TechCrunch… Read More

Digg Relaunches News.me As A Personalized News Alerting Service, “Digg Deeper”

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tumblr_inline_n8jx3iewtK1qzzu3j Betaworks-owned Digg.com expanded its product lineup today with the launch of a new service – well, technically, an older service that’s been retooled and rebranded – called “Digg Deeper.” While Digg.com’s main page helps to surface the best of the web, including the top articles and videos Digg’s editors and users like, Digg Deeper is designed to offer… Read More

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