Apple Fellow Rich Page on ‘stealing jobs’ and Chowbotics’ salad-making robots

 When we first wrote about Chowbotics, their salad-making robot stirred a bit of controversy. The company promises to bring nutritious dining options to offices that don’t have a big cafeteria and budget to employ full-time chefs. But their robot, Sally, threatens to put a number of people out of work. Chowbotics Executive Chairman Rich Page gives us his thoughts. Read More

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Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system

 Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps. A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming that Google’s Android has overtaken Windows as the internet’s most used operating system. Research from web analytics company Statcounter found Android now accounts for a larger share of internet usage than… Read More
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A look back on the golden age of Atari gaming

 This excerpt is from Jamie Lendino’s Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation, an amazing book that details with an obsessive’s eye the rise and fall of Atari 8 bit computers. While only someone who ran a BBS on an Atari 800XL can truly love the later parts of this book, everyone – from casual gamer to hardcore programmer – can appreciate the care… Read More

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Misen, the Internet-only knife brand, gets to paring

 When we last left Misen they were crowdfunding a very nice, very usable chef’s knife. They completed their crowdfunding goal and shipped the knife last year. Now they’re back with a paring knife for $ 30 and it’s pretty darn good. Given that almost anything – from jeans to sous vide machines – can get the high-tech, Internet-only treatment it’s to be… Read More

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NASA tests robotic tools to crack the surface of icy moons

 While the Mars rovers are searching the red planet for water over the next decade, there are whole moons full of the stuff just waiting for us to come visit. At least, that’s the theory. But missions to Europa and Titan are still hypothetical, so in the meantime NASA is toying with ideas about how a lander would get through the miles of ice that lie on top of these extraterrestrial oceans. Read More

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