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No South by Southwest for me this year. No drinking weird promotional energy drinks while watching bands play front yards at 9 AM or traveling out of my way to see the Daniel Johnston mural on the side of the delightfully named but permanently closed Thai, How Are You? restaurant. For a change of pace,…

11:15 am PST • February 17, 2022
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A day after the big Episode IX reveal, Disney and subsidiary Lucas film announced that it will be donating $1.5 million to FIRST. The non-profit group was founded by Dean…

Disney/Lucasfilm donates $1.5 million to FIRST

Earlier this week, Amazon confirmed that it would be acquiring Canvas, a little known Colorado-based startup that creates autonomous driving systems for warehouse fulfillment. It’s the latest in a long…

Amazon teams with FIRST for robotics education grants

“I think invention is maybe like love,” says Dean Kamen. “Everybody wants to have it. Nobody knows what it is.”

A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”

This took longer than expected: On October 22, Tokyo-based media and interactive content provider VAP [JP] will release Japan’s first “gravure idol” Blu-ray. Gravure idols are basically just Japanese models…

We told you about Bug Labs last week so you should have all the pertinent info, but now we have pics and video of a working model. Videos will be…