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  • Personalized News-Reading App Pipes Now Smartly Summarizes Articles, Without The Help Of Editors

    Personalized News-Reading App Pipes Now Smartly Summarizes Articles, Without The Help Of Editors

    A personalized news reading app, Pipes, is now offering summaries of news stories to save mobile readers time while trying to catch up on-the-go. This is a big shift for the app, which launched earlier this year to offer a more mainstream-friendly way of¬†consuming news and other topical¬†information from a variety of sources, without having to understand the technicalities of using RSS or… Read More

  • Pipes Is A Clever App That Lets You Track Any Topic You Care About

    Pipes Is A Clever App That Lets You Track Any Topic You Care About

    Prepare to further isolate yourself in a world containing only the news and information you care about. A new mobile application called Pipes has just launched a simple tool to help you find and follow any topic, from Apple or Google to the FIFA World Cup, or whatever else you want. The app is similar in some ways to short-form news reading apps like Circa or Yahoo’s News Digest, or… Read More

  • It's just four days until International Pipe Smoking Day! Are you ready?

    Hey, college kids and older men who need an affectation (I’ve never seen a 20-40 year old pipe smoker, interestingly), February 20 is International Pipe Smoking Day. The mission is to “foster links across the globe in honor of friendship, benevolence, and tranquility; and to celebrate the fraternity of pipe-smokers across all borders” but I think this is really about getting… Read More

  • Mini robot climbs up and down water and gas pipes to inspect them

    A research group from Japan’s University of Electro-Communications has developed a mini robot that’s able to move freely inside water and gas pipes with a diameter of 10cm or more. The robot can climb up and down pipes as long as they are made of iron as it uses a magnet for its magic. Read More

  • Snowboard multi-tool includes "tobacco pipe"

    Hey, man. Is it your intention to do some exciting tricks on the slopes on your board this weekend and perhaps smoke some tobacco and drink some cola? Why not bring this handy multi-tool from Bakoda which includes a screwdriver, tape measure, and pipe. Read More

  • Gigantic undersea trench-digging, cable-laying robot

    I said “cable-laying,” get it? Anyhoo, if you’re in the market for a huge remote controlled submersible robot that weighs 50 tons and can bury oil and gas pipes at the bottom of the ocean, look no further than the Ultra Trencher 1 by a company called SMD. It uses propellers to submerge itself to depths up to a mile and then uses ninja-like high-pressure “jet… Read More

  • N64 controller mod, or cheap way to smoke?

    I like to keep things “real,” so let’s get it out of the way right now: this kid is probably smoking cannabis out of a Nintendo 64 controller. Don’t give me that, “it could be tobacco” nonsense, either. He doesn’t look a day over 14, and smoking tobacco out of a pipe (especially a pipe that looks like a cheap St. Marks bowl) doesn’t enter into… Read More