Mice, keyboards, touchscreens. Siri, Alexa, Google. All these input methods could be replaced by simply thinking, if the tech exurb1a describes ever becomes mainstream. But the stuff that really gets us thinking is the idea of the real world Borg collective.
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Meet Glenda. She’s fortunate enough to be able to check out some of the galaxy’s wonders. Sadly, she’s just like many other tourists. Animator Someone’s Ex says they made this to tide us over until Rick & Morty resumes. It’s got potential. Unless Glenda ruins that too.
(PG-13: Language) “I don’t really listen to what I say.” The Mayor of Flavortown dials down his energy levels a couple of notches to have a very enjoyable chat over hot wings. And only hot wings. Watch him talk about his catchphrases, hanging out with rappers and more.
Screen Junkies smacks down Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s film about the world’s largest social network, which apparently was started by some of the most antisocial people on the planet. Er wait, is this entire movie Fake News? Time to rework the algorithm.
During Star Wars Celebration, a veritable army of robot builders got together in one room to let their R2-D2s, BB-8s, and other assorted droids meet each other. It’s like a dog park for droids, and it should be open every day of the year. Kudos to Michael McMaster for the video.
Impressionist Mikey Bolts takes on the 1999 Blackalicious classic Alphabet Aerobics, matching each letter of the alphabet to a cartoon character, and raps each part in their voice. We swear, the more we look at Mikey, the more we think he’s actually Peter Brady.
Essential Craftsman decided to see if he could use his blacksmithing forge to cook a pizza. He let it “cool” to about 800ºF before sliding the pizza in, baking it perfectly in 95 seconds. We wonder if he could do it in less time at full heat, or if it would just burn it immediately.
The guys at Irfon Automation decided to see just how precise their Stäubli TX40 industrial robot was, so they attached a straight blade knife to it, and programmed the robot to play a game of five-finger fillet on an all-too-trusting human. Then they increased the speed.
ElectroBOOM’s Mehdi Sadaghdar expresses his disdain for “perpetual motion” devices which are claimed to produce more energy than is put into them, thus defying the basic laws of physics. The only thing these guys seem to be able to actually generate are YouTube views.
With a little editing and some upbeat music and narration, CineFix turned The Silence of the Lambs into a happy romantic comedy, proving yet again that we can never trust what we see in trailers. The only thing it’s missing is a grand wedding between Clarice and Hannibal.
Backyard engineer Peter Sripol turned a NERF rifle into a souped-up airsoft gun with a fairly large barrel. Then he loaded the gun with all sorts of improvised projectiles, such as AA batteries, 6″ nails, and fireworks. This guy’s going to be just fine in the apocalypse.
(PG-13: Language, SPOILERS) Wisecrack argues that Rick’s obsession with szechuan sauce is no bombshell. Instead, it’s merely another display of the show’s advocacy of Albert Camus’ brand of absurdism: existence is meaningless, and trying to find meaning is a fool’s errand.