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The $400 Juicero Juicer Is The Funniest Silicon Valley Fail In Forever

Silicon Valley ’s latest investor darling, a $400 juice machine, does essentially  the same thing as human hands , Bloomberg reports ― and  Twitter users are squeezing the situation for every drop of sarcasm it’s worth. Juicero  is a juicing machine and service that secured about $120 million in funding  from the likes of Google  and other venture capitalists before  it rolled out to 17 states  this week. The pricey machine is built to squeeze the subscription-only Juicero bags of chopped fruit and veggies, which it reportedly “cold-presses” using four tons of force . Some have called the machine a Keurig for juice . But there’s one teeny problem: It turns out you don’t need the machine. Bloomberg reports that recently, “some investors were surprised to discover a much cheaper alternative: You can squeeze the Juicero bags with your bare hands.

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Violence?

There has been plenty of research on whether or not violent video games cause aggression in the real world. Famously, we have lawyer Jack Thompson who claimed games like Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat were causing children to attack one another. His claims were met with a moral panic that culminated like all other moral panics ― lot’s of hysteria. Thompson’s claims didn’t really get him anywhere but his claim lingered: do violent video games cause violence? Many would be inclined to say yes despite evidence to the contrary

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Hydraulic Press Obliterating A Furby Will Give ’90s Kids Nightmares

Kids of the ’90s look away right now: The toy of your childhood is about to get seriously squashed. Lauri Vuohensilta , the Finnish factory owner behind the “ Hydraulic Press Channel ” on YouTube, takes on a Furby in his newest video. And sadly for the animal-like robotic creature, it’s clear from the outset that there’ll only be one winner: As the press comes down, you can almost hear the poor electronic critter’s cries of despair. Vuohensilta  posted the clip online Friday, and it garnered more than 150,000 views in the first 12 hours.

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Are You Ready For The Technological Singularity?

We’ve got great news if you’re in love with your phone ― the technological singularity will happen sometime in the next thirty years . Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes that by 2029 computers will achieve human levels of intelligence. Which is no surprise considering computers can already do things greater than humans in certain areas . Kurzweil has a proven track record in predicting the future. It makes sense that humans will soon merge with technology but other thought leaders like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking worry that merging with technology could threaten humanity

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How Will Video Games Fare In The Age Of Trump?

Note: This entry is coauthored with Patrick Markey, Professor of Psychology at Villanova University and coauthor of our book Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games is Wrong . While the rest of the world agonizes over low-hanging fruit such as catastrophic climate change, whether Russia now runs the U.S., or if the liberal media is out to assassinate our president (figuratively one presumes), let’s turn our attention to the really important question of our age. What is going to happen with video games now that Trump is our president? Video games, especially violent ones, have long been a political whipping child whenever some perceived social ill needs a folk devil to blame on.

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This Burger King Ad Is Trying To Control Your Google Home Device

If you were watching TV on Wednesday and own a Google-powered digital assistant, you may have heard a voice that left you feeling hungry ― or unnerved. Burger King has released an ad for its Whopper sandwich that’s designed to trigger viewers’ Google Home devices. The video starts out with a Burger King employee holding up the sandwich. “You’re watching a 15-second Burger King ad, which is unfortunately not enough time to explain all the fresh ingredients in the Whopper sandwich. But I’ve got an idea,” the man says before leaning forward.

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Will Smith Starring In ‘The Matrix’ Will Totally Melt Your Mind

Will Smith famously turned down the lead role in “ The Matrix .” But how would the mind-melting 1999 sci-fi movie have turned out if the “ Fresh Prince of Bel Air ” actor had actually starred as Neo, in place of Keanu Reeves ? Luckily, YouTube channel The Unusual Suspect  is on hand to give a glimpse as to what the film may have looked like. It posted a recut trailer of the movie online Thursday, which has since garnered more than 700,000 views. Via Reddit, the channel has also revealed just how it created the spoof clip: Comment from discussion Unusual__Suspect’s comment from discussion “Back in the late 90’s Will Smith was offered the role of Neo in ‘The Matrix’ but he turned it down. So I made a trailer that shows what the film might’ve looked like had he been cast.”

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The Unintended Consequences Of An Easy Life

A little while back, I wrote about Keynes’ prediction that our greatest challenge today would be what to do with all the leisure time we now have as a result of technology doing all the work that previously kept us occupied. My conclusion was – as you’re probably only too well aware – that this problem doesn’t seem to have materialized as we’ve just filled the time with even more work in pursuit of increased productivity, higher incomes and better standards of living. This debate has taken a new turn in recent months as we ask a more nuanced question about the role of technology in our lives, questioning the fundamental case for technology progression at all: Do we really want to be more productive? What are the unintended consequences of technology making the little things in life easier and easier? My thinking on this was sparked by a fascinating depiction of a day of our lives in 2030 by Vodafone’s Head of Product Management, Sally Fuller . In this utopia/dystopia, as I wake up my coffee machine is alerted by the sensors under my skin that I will soon be vying for my caffeine hit.

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