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  • Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive Discovery Engine, Rebrands As Random

    Futureful, The Janus Friis-Backed AI Predictive Discovery Engine, Rebrands As Random

    Futureful, the AI predictive discovery engine backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis which we last covered back in August, has a new name and a new interface -- evolving its proposition of serendipitous browsing to more clearly flag up the randomness angle. Read More

  • Echo bot, a motion-triggered reminder gadget

    Echo bot, a motion-triggered reminder gadget

    Although I don't really enjoy the design of this thing, I think I can appreciate its value. I am an extremely absent-minded person, the kind of guy who will forget where his car is parked and then walk a mile around the neighborhood checking every possible spot, or buy cream cheese and then not eat any until it expires. A little doodad like this might be handy for someone as irresponsible as… Read More

  • This dynamo-powered flashlight… it vibrates?

    This dynamo-powered flashlight… it vibrates?

    In the distant future, I envision a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Cannibalism and harsh justice are present in equal amounts, and the only thing more prized than bullets… is batteries. In this blasted landscape, the only relief afforded the dwindling survivors — hungry, tired, and irradiated — is found in a small shack hidden between the painted cliffs of the former Dakotas. There… Read More

  • CrunchSamaritan: Reporting stolen double bass in Santa Barbara

    CrunchSamaritan: Reporting stolen double bass in Santa Barbara

    Are you in Santa Barbara? Have you seen a suspicious double bass floating around — possibly stolen from a church sanctuary? Poor Kim had a boatload of gear stolen from the Free Methodist Church, including a big tan vintage double bass, a big green amp, and a bunch of other stuff. Click through for the business. Read More

  • Random things I spotted in Japan

    Random things I spotted in Japan

    Can anyone in the audience translate? One more odd finding after the jump. Read More

  • Manly Arts Festival for the Man in Us

    Manly Arts Festival for the Man in Us

    Pulling my head out of monkey work, it is August in Towson, MD, my home town, and the Manly Arts Festival has arrived. The event: How did the gentlemen of Hampton settle their differences, show off their physical prowess, and learn the skills they might need at any time to defend themselves, their families, and their country? Historic martial arts! Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Will the iPhone be used as Apple TV Remote?

    PatentMonkey: Will the iPhone be used as Apple TV Remote?

    So genesis of the iPhone was sometime back in 2005, right? Interestingly, Apple happened to file a continuation on a patent application around that time covering a Universal Remote for controlling a number of home entertainment devices. A touch screen, hand held controller with a dynamic display that interacts with your entertainment appliances for information and can control a growing array of… Read More

  • First Man in Space

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-369888258105653405&hl=en File this in the not really tech but I don’t care department. Browsing around on Google Video last night, I came across this video of the first man in space. It’s a two minute clip on an Air Force experiment involving on the affects of extremely high altitudes on the human body. Basically Joe Kittinger was… Read More