Jon Bois created one of the most lopsided football games ever. Sunday’s Super Bowl should be closer. I remember fixing games by creating souped-up players with unbeatable abilities like this in one of the older PC NBA games years ago, but I never achieved a point spread like his.
Google is building an army—a robot army—through a series of recent acquisitions. It’s interesting to see the variety of real world applications these robotics companies are already pursuing and imagine what they will be able to do in the future. Gizmodo recently took a closer look at what the eight most recent acquisitions are making.
Robot technology would help with self-driving cars, certainly, but the range of these acquisitions hints at even broader ambitions. Again, we don’t know much. They’re all a part of the Google X division, which is top secret by definition. We do know what the new companies in the Google family are up to, though, and that might offer us some clues.
Personally, I’ll feel safer driving in South Florida once robots pilot more of the vehicles on the road. Robot drivers will be far more predictable than the ones on the road now. However, I’m not sure how I’d feel about this guy walking down the street towards me…
…or have this thing galloping in my direction.
Thank goodness for this ESPN summary of the 2013 NFL season. Without it, I’d be completely lost going into Sunday’s Super Bowl.
If you’re like me and don’t watch any games besides the big one at the end, it only takes 160 seconds to catch up on the action and stories.
All the chatter about the 30 year anniversary of the Mac today got me thinking about Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech.
It’s still so good. And here’s a cool graphical depiction of his speech.
Sometimes it’s best to just enjoy a moment. Sometimes you’ll pay attention to it more with a camera in hand. Sometimes you create the moment by messing with someone with a strong opinion.