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  • Deep Green, The Pool-Playing Robot

    You've heard of Deep Blue, the IBM computer that bested Gary Kasparov in a chess match a decade ago. Now, there is Deep Green, a robot that plays pool. And by the looks of the demo video above, it can't lose. As Delicious founder, and now-Googler, Joshua Schachter points out, it is "only a matter of time before one of these kills a person." Deep Green is a project out of the robotics and… Read More

  • Old sofa hides pool table underneath cushions

    Old sofa hides pool table underneath cushions

    If you're severely limited on space and you can't stand the thought of NOT having a snooker table, here's a couch with a snooker table built in to the bottom of the cushions. It's only available in the UK, where they love them some snooker. Read More

  • Start saving up for this glass pool table

    Start saving up for this glass pool table

    If you’ve been cursing the standard felt and slate pool table concept ever since you started playing, perhaps it’s time to consider the G-1 Glass Top Pool Table from Australia’s Nottage Design. It’ll only set you back a little over $25,000. Read More

  • Review: Adrenaline Pool Online for iPhone/iPod Touch

    Review: Adrenaline Pool Online for iPhone/iPod Touch

    Looking for a good time-waster? Check out Adrenaline Pool Online for the iPhone/iPod Touch. It’s just $4.99, easy to pick up, and features online play. You can play four different games: 8-ball, 9-ball, Straight, and Snooker. Read More

  • Trap door pool table is a good weekend project

    Finally, a solution to the whole “I wish I had a pool table” problem for those of us living in cramped city apartments. All I’ve needed to do this whole time was cut a big four foot deep rectangular hole in my living room floor and add a hydraulic lift mechanism. I’ll just swing by the Home Depot tomorrow and pick up the supplies. In all seriousness, this looks like a… Read More

  • Pools and computers usually don’t mix, but China wants to change that

    Pools and computers usually don’t mix, but China wants to change that

    If this product from China can really do what they say it can, it could make working from in the pool a reality. Not that I would want to work while I was relaxing in the pool but I still would be nice to be able to check if I got an impotent email from the boss man. So far the only information about this product is written in Chinese so I was not able to get any real details on it. By looking at… Read More

  • Google Earth: Throw a party in someone else’s pool

    Google Earth: Throw a party in someone else’s pool

    Some no-good kids in the UK have been harnessing the power of Google Earth to find houses with nice pools. Once a suitable house has been found, the kids use Facebook to send out some sort of “Crash This Pool” app or whatever the hell it is that you kids do on Facebook these days. Everyone shows up at the pool, beer and cigarettes in tow, and starts doing “the bump” or… Read More

  • America Rules: 535-foot Slip n Slide Built

    America Rules: 535-foot Slip n Slide Built

    So here’s the story: Guy and his father get drunk Guy and his father decide to build Slip n Slide for party Guy and his father use bulldozer to clear 535-foot pack Slide goes through woods and ends at retention pool Party enjoys slide while drunk Hit the link to see the gallery of the whole thing being constructed. I built a 535 ft. Slip ‘n Slide [Something Awful] Read More