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Potato science

Nerd Talk: Introducing the Self Driving Potato Car

I would never have guessed that the eventual downfall of the human race could be potato powered, but looking back, I suppose a lesson many of us learned in middle school science class could have prepared us for tater power.
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Xbox controller

Nerd Talk: Xbox Just Released a Beast - Xbox One X

Well, there you have it. Announced at E3, the console that'll certainly be the "you've gotta have it, but you'll never find one in stock if you didn't preorder" gaming system of the 2017 holiday season: Xbox One X . That name - it sorta feels like when you wanted your email address to be "big mike...
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Nerd Talk: The 10 Best Robots from 80's Movies

I grew up in a time before digital effects dominated the big screen - you had to leave it to cartoons to really let the imagination go wild. Because of this, the effects of the 1980's today often look pretty dumb. But let George Lucas and those awful Star Wars prequels remind you that digital doesn...
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Artificial intelligence

Nerd Talk: Let's hope Artificial Intelligence always stays this dumb

What’s up with the all this talk about artificial intelligence taking our jobs? While AI combined with a childhood of watching Terminator 2 leaves me a super skeptical adult human, the current robot threat remains small.ess just give up and hope for a Wall-E future where you get to be rotund and...
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Fidget spinner

Nerd Talk: Where did all these fidget spinners come from?

Unless you’re the guy down the hall who is proud of himself for “getting into fidget spinners months ago,” you likely only knew about these distracting simple toys if you have kids. In my day we had snap bracelets, or troll dolls, or koosh balls (that means something totally different in weed-legal...
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Solar system in outer space

Nerd Talk: Space Music

Usually, when we think of space music, one thing that immediately comes to mind is that blue weirdo from Star Wars' Cantina Band, Max Rebo. Yes, I know his name. Shut up. Or the melon heads that play the "Cantina Band" You now have the Star Wars Cantina song in your head. Back in February, NASA...
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Nerd Talk: Five robots that can take your day job

No matter what job you do today, it’s likely that you’re super screwed and we have robots to blame. Not robots like living tissue over metal endoskeleton - or forget the skin, a silver machine of death carrying a laser chain gun, no, not like that. More like “I don’t have to consume food that I...
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