The Moonlite Bunny Ranch Is Considering Accepting Bitcoin

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch Is Considering Accepting Bitcoin

The oldest profession on the planet seems to be keeping up with the times.

According to the New York Post, the owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch is seriously considering accepting Bitcoin from his rich clientele in exchange for sexual escapades with his hookers.

“We have some of the richest men in the world coming in and out of my brothels” owner/pimp Dennis Hof said. “Our high dollar clientele is accustomed to getting anything they want here, so when I started hearing requests from them to look into accepting Bitcoin, I took those suggestions very seriously.”

“We have guys carrying duffle bags full of cash right up to our cashier’s window, and we’ve had to install a safe the size of Fort Knox to hold it all,” Hof continued. “Not that I mind good old fashioned cold cash, but Bitcoin is making it so much more practical for those same clients to live out their sexual fantasies here at the Bunny Ranch without literally having to carry a lot of excess baggage.”

What a country!


Guy Figures Out How To Build A Sandblaster For Less Than 6 Dollars

Guy Figures Out How To Build A Sandblaster For Less Than 6 Dollars

You could spend $50 on a ready-made sandblaster, or you could grab an airgun and a soda bottle and make one yourself.


Want To See A Sex Doll's Life-Like T*tties In Action? WATCH THIS

Want To See A Sex Doll's Life-Like T*tties In Action? WATCH THIS

Once we get some good artificial intelligence going we are gonna be robosexuals.  No contest, give me the robo titties.

 


HBO Is Ruining Your Movies And You Might Not Have Even Noticed

HBO Is Ruining Your Movies And You Might Not Have Even Noticed

 HBO and other streaming services are cutting off parts of shots to change a film's aspect ratio.

 


We Did Not Realize Aircraft Carriers Could Go This Fast And Turn This Sharply

We Did Not Realize Aircraft Carriers Could Go This Fast And Turn This Sharply

You usually see aircraft carriers as stationary behemoths, but when they need to move, they can really truck it.


Modder Turns A Nerf Gun Into A 20 Rounds Per Second Monster

Modder Turns A Nerf Gun Into A 20 Rounds Per Second Monster

 

Next time you need to win a Nerf war, make sure to bring this ridiculous Nerf rotary minigun, with a backpack that can hold 2,000 foam balls.

 


FASCINATING FACTS: 22 BIZARRE AND WEIRD FACTOIDS

FASCINATING FACTS: 22 BIZARRE AND WEIRD FACTOIDS


Problems With Mind Uploading

Problems With Mind Uploading

 

I don't know why, but I have the strangest urge to eat peanut butter and buy squirrels. I am alarmed by this, but for some reason I think that it could only lead to great things.

 


16 Geeks Who Are Using Their 3D Printers To Go BIG

16 Geeks Who Are Using Their 3D Printers To Go BIG

1. Soul Edge Sword by Ricardo Salomao

 

2. BvS Power Armor Helmet by Stefanos Anagnostopoulos

 

3. Bullet Bill / Banzai Bill figurine by Martin Moore

 

4. BATTLE MOPS cosplay weapons by Marco Antonio

 

5. Skyrim Iron Helmet by Mvsmaker

 

6. LED Glowing Firelink Greatsword by Shady Tsang

 

7. FF7-style Low Polygon Deadpool by Block Sprites

 

8. Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Cupholder by Artobot

 

9. Spooky Star Wars Skulls by Paul Braddock

 

10. Bloodborne Saw Cleaver by Juan Jose Vizcaino

 

 

11. Tracer's Pistols (Overwatch) by Simone Fontana

 

12. Mario Pixel Power Moon Night Light by Justin Shook

 

13. Warhammer 40K Bolt Pistol by Robert H. Abazyan

 

14. Waldo Figure by Drivernator

 

15. Fallout T45-d Power Armour Helmet by Daniel Lilygreen

 

16. Full Size Master Sword (w/Scabard) by Lloyd Roberts

 


Google's Solution To Accidental Algorithmic Racism: Ban Gorillas

Google's Solution To Accidental Algorithmic Racism: Ban Gorillas

 

Google’s ‘immediate action’ over AI labelling of black people as gorillas was simply to block the word, along with chimpanzee and monkey, reports suggest

After Google was criticised in 2015 for an image-recognition algorithm that auto-tagged pictures of black people as “gorillas”, the company promised “immediate action” to prevent any repetition of the error.

That action was simply to prevent Google Photos from ever labelling any image as a gorilla, chimpanzee, or monkey – even pictures of the primates themselves.

That’s the conclusion drawn by Wired magazine, which tested more than 40,000 images of animals on the service. Photos accurately tagged images of pandas and poodles, but consistently returned no results for the great apes and monkeys – despite accurately finding baboons, gibbons and orangutans.

Google confirmed that the terms were removed from searches and image tags as a direct result of the 2015 incident, telling the magazine that: “Image labelling technology is still early and unfortunately it’s nowhere near perfect”.

The gorilla blindness is found in other places across Google’s platform: Google Lens, a camera app that identifies objects in images, will also refuse to recognise gorillas. But Google Assistant will correctly identify the primates, as will Google’s business-to-business image recognition service Google Cloud Vision.

The failure of the company to develop a more sustainable fix in the following two years highlights the extent to which machine learning technology, which underpins the image recognition feature, is still maturing.

Such technologies are frequently described as a “black box”, capable of producing powerful results, but with little ability on the part of their creators to understand exactly how and why they make the decisions they do.

That is particularly true of the first wave of image-recognition systems, of which Google Photos was a part. At the same time that product was launched, Flickr released a similar feature, auto-tagging – which had an almost identical set of problems.

The Yahoo-owned photo sharing platform labelled a picture of a black man as “ape”, and a photo of the Dachau concentration camp as “jungle gym”. Flickr’s response was much the same as Google’s: the company apparently removed the word “ape” from its tagging lexicon entirely.


The 9 Worst Tech Flops Of All Time

The 9 Worst Tech Flops Of All Time

The tech industry is one of the most profitable business sectors in history. Great inventions help both individuals and corporations become more productive, stay in touch with friends, and even take their fun to a new level. That's why so many people love watching videos on YouTube, posting to Facebook, or even chilling out with their PS4.

However, bad inventions can turn a good day into an awful one. The worst tech flops out there have cost their companies millions of dollars — or even caused the entire company to go bankrupt in some cases.

The worst tech flops of all time are so awful that they often only live on in infamy. The following inventions became major fails on a number of levels. Do you remember these doozies?

The Segway

There was a time in the early 2000s that having a Segway was a status symbol. It was basically a motorized skateboard with handlebars that would speed up if you tilted forward. The problem with the Segway scooters was that they just looked kind of dorky — oh, and they were painfully slow.

At a total of $5,000 a piece, Segways just didn't really cut the mustard. After George Bush fell off one in 2004, the trend died down.

To add epic fail to the already terrible failure that was this tech flop, the owner of the Segway scooter company died after he fell off a cliff while riding one. As a result of the bad press, the Segway went down as one of the worst tech flops of all time.

Windows Phones

As Blackberry market share waned, major phone system makers Apple and Google began to ramp up their focus on the mobile market. Their mobile operating systems were responsive to touch, intuitive to use, and allowed people to try out millions of cool apps that made their life easier.

Windows stubbornly refused to join the market until they unleashed their Windows 8 OS. The company had hoped that Windows 8 would be a hit with both laptops and mobile thanks to its "tiled" user interface.

Only, it was terrible for both.

The start menu that laptop users adored disappeared. The tiles on phones would often get mixed up by the simplest swipe. Phones that carried Windows OS's weren't popular, had bad cameras, and also just were glitchy.

To make matters worse, the market share of Windows phones was woefully small to begin with. So, even finding phone cases was a chore. Literally no one wanted to buy these things.

App developers, as a result, refused to touch the phone - and that created one of the most pitifully awful app markets in existence. To give you an idea, the app market didn't have Pokemon Go...but did have an app that would tell you what pokemon were.

Microsoft doubled down on its efforts only to snag less than 1 percent of the GLOBAL phone market. Realizing it was a losing battle, Microsoft quietly killed the mobile phone - not that anyone realized.

As a result of the massive business losses, this is one of the worst tech flops of all time. In the mobile industry, it still goes down as the biggest tech flop in modern history.

The Nokia N Gage

In the early 2000s, cellphone makers began to experiment with different ways of designing communication technologies. Poorly made, rudimentary smart watches came out during this time. Apple began to work on iPhones. It was a time when there were plenty of gadget flops out that could make a hilarious list or two.

But, the Nokia N Gage wasn't just one of the common mobile tech flops; it was one of the biggest tech flops of all time. Why? Well, some genius decided that what people really wanted was a cellphone that was roughly the size of a Gameboy, heavy as a brick, and outfitted with awkward buttons.

Even holding it up to your ear was awkward. So, the one thing it was supposed to do well, it couldn't even do without looking idiotic. Nokia quickly killed the line when it realized how poorly designed it was.

Google Glass

Most people will remember Google Glass — supposedly one of the hottest, most amazing new inventions ever made. Touted by everyone's favorite company as a groundbreaking piece of wearable technology, the Google Glass first started off with a jaw-dropping price tag of $1,400 a pair.

Google Glass was supposed to be able to record everything in real-time, let you search up things by just tilting your head towards them, and had voice-activated goodness. However, the technology that went into Google Glass proved to be a massive failure.

The interface was one of the biggest issues, since it was often confusing and would accidentally turn on when people were in the middle of a conversation. But the worst problems had nothing to do with interface — it was PR that killed Google Glass.

The biggest PR problem was that it looked pretty pretentious, and privacy critics were quick to point out how creepy it is to have technology that literally sees everything you see. The 1984 feel, mixed in with the pretentious vibe of Google Glass ended up causing the product to get panned.

The amount of hype and money poured into the project never really was seen back by Google. Adding insult to injury, owners of Google Glass ended up being called "Glassholes" online. PR-wise and profit-wise, this may just be one of the worst tech flops of all time.

Hoverboards

You'd think that people would have learned from Segway, but no. Hoverboards, which became popular in 2015 thanks to rap videos, proved that people don't remember why certain tech flops aren't around anymore. Hoverboards were basically Segways without handlebars.

These were faster, but they had one major design failure that ended up being captured on YouTube videos: they exploded. Once people realized that hoverboards tended to burst into flames, the market basically imploded.

Within a year, the hoverboard trend went out of style. Though this may not strike many people as one of the biggest tech flops of all time, the fact that so many people lost hundreds of dollars on this fad is sad enough to get it to make this list.

The Apple Pippin

Most people think of the computer giant who created a game system, and think of Microsoft's Xbox. In 1995, Apple actually had given the gaming console world a shot using a partnership between Apple and Bandai. The final outcome was called the Pippin.

The Pippin, much like the later Xbox, was supposed to be a net browsing device, a game system, and an educational tool. Perhaps it was ahead of its time, but for whatever reason, people just didn't take to it well.

Maybe it was its astronomical $600 price tag?

Well, whatever it was, the Pippin really just didn't score much traction with the market. Most stores didn't even sell Pippin games. Only 42,000 of these machines were ever sold, making it one of the biggest tech flops of all time — at least, in the gaming industry.

AOL

At the height of its time, AOL had 30 million subscribers and was considered to be the internet browser of the 90s. However, times changed as people got tired of AOL's insanely slow connectivity, bad billing problems, and heavy-handed marketing policies.

The once-ubiquitous "FREE AOL CD" offers everyone got in the mail grounded to a halt, and the company is still struggling with keeping itself above water. As of right now, its saving grace seems to be the media portion of the company.

Business-wise, it's somehow still coasting along. In terms of actual technology, though, this entire company is regularly considered to be one of the worst tech flops of all time.

Oakley THUMP Sunglasses

2007 was a year when many tech companies really tried hard to press the wearables to new levels — even though it was clear that the era's technologies weren't actually decent enough to look good while being worn. The king of this massive failure of a movement was Oakley's own THUMP sunglasses.

Yes, the famous sunglass designer tried to make an MP3 player that could be worn as shades. Unfortunately, these glasses were atrocious in appearance — as in, they probably would end up getting people laughed out of McDonald's, bad.

In a last-ditch attempt, Dog the Bounty Hunter was paid to promote the glasses. However, even his own fans wouldn't be caught dead in them without being paid as much as he was.

Style-wise, this was one of the worst tech flops of all time...and that's saying something considering how many of the biggest flops in wearable tech were due to bad style.

Windows 10

Arguably a flop still in the making, Windows 10 currently has been voted the most hated operating system to have ever been made. As of right now, it's the only operating system to ever continue losing market share after being out for years. Some are even claiming Windows 10 to be the sign that Microsoft will eventually end up folding.

The problem all started when Microsoft began to try to force Windows 7 and 8 customers into downloading Windows 10 for free using intrusive ads and patches. People rightfully called it heavy-handed, spyware-like, and just really terrible.

Even worse, Microsoft's heavy-handedness still hasn't gone away. They are now forcing owners of two kinds of computer chip processors to stick with Windows 10 by refusing to allow them to retrograde their computers.

Those who did willingly convert ended up being unable to control which updates were downloaded, often found ads in built-in Windows apps and struggled with one of the least user-friendly interfaces made in recent years. Many ended up choosing to uninstall the system in favor of older models as a result.

Even now, Windows 10 is a glitchy, creepy, privacy-invading disaster. Many diehard PC users are now switching to Ubuntu, Linux, or Apples to avoid using it. In terms of user experience, we are willing to call this one of the biggest tech flops of all time — and a signal that Windows as we know it is gone.


Crazy-Ass Dude Is Somehow Mining Bitcoin While Driving

 

Crazy-Ass Dude Is Somehow Mining Bitcoin While Driving

Some might call this dedication. We're calling this are-you-frigging-kidding-me.


20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

 


GM's 'Eerie' New Car: Look, Ma, No Steering Wheel

GM's 'Eerie' New Car: Look, Ma, No Steering Wheel

But what do you do with your hands? A question usually reserved for people posing for photographs or performing a monologue can now be asked by potential buyers of General Motors' newest self-driving car. That's because the latest incarnation has no steering wheel, or accelerator or brake pedal, swapping out those manual controls for interior screens, CNN reports. The layout, which the Verge calls "kind of eerie," features a dashboard with a console situated smack in the middle of the driver and passenger seats, with nothing but "blank real estate" in front of both. The revamped electric Chevy Bolt from Cruise Automation, GM's autonomous-vehicle arm, is set to be tested in 2019 and will eventually be shipped out to serve in ride-hailing services in certain US cities. "It's an interesting thing to share with everybody," GM President Dan Ammann says.

But there are some logistical hurdles for GM to clear for what Wired calls its "robo-chariot," including getting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to let 2,500 of the cars (the maximum number allowed) off the hook on 16 safety requirements, such as having an airbag in the steering wheel—moot as there's no steering wheel. The company's petition to the NHTSA doesn't ask for an exemption per se, Ammann explains, but simply the ability to meet the safety standards in different ways (such as putting that aforementioned airbag on the driver's side where the steering wheel would have been). Per the Financial Times, which notes this is the fourth generation of the company's autonomous car in just 18 months, Ammann suggests more innovations may be forthcoming, noting that "the fourth generation will not be the last generation."


Your Sex Life Is About to Get Hotter With Blockchain - Or Maybe Not

Your Sex Life Is About to Get Hotter With Blockchain - Or Maybe Not

What’s hotter than picking a girl up at a bar, heading home, tearing through each other’s clothes like a hungry animal and doing it? Filling in your likes and dislikes on an app and telling the other person to swipe left or right on each of them to verify consent before taking your clothes off and awkwardly looking at each other while wondering what to do next. So hot!

Blockchain company LegalThings is creating an app called LegalFling which aims to allow partners to tell each other what they are and aren’t comfortable doing. So if they swiped left at butt stuff, don’t even try to slip it in there. The info will be put on the blockchain which is decentralized which means no one can alter the contract.

Naturally, it doesn’t take into account into the fact people can change their minds in the middle of sex but whatever. It’s 2018. It’s all about the blockchain now. Who cares that there’s so many questions left unanswered. Blockchain! Crypto! This app sounds less sexy than putting honey on your dick and swinging it around in a bear’s den, but I’m sure the buzzwords will get these guys a $5 million valuation.

 


The Vertical Take-Off Plane Is One Of The Coolest Feats In Aviation Engineering

The Vertical Take-Off Plane Is One Of The Coolest Feats In Aviation Engineering

 

For real-life sci-fi, we don't have to look any further than the plane that doesn't require a runway to take off.

 


10 Insane Crime Fighting Tools You'll See In The Future

10 Insane Crime Fighting Tools You'll See In The Future

The fight against crime is a noble one that makes the world safer for everyone. As police search for violent criminals, they will need to have every tool that they can get.

As a result, governments around the world have been investing money into research firms that can create crime fighting tools that help convict people, stop crime, and even potentially end crime before it happens.

Some of these tools seem like great ideas, while others seem to be a lot more insidious than we'd expect them to be. Either way, you might want to take a look at the newest vanguard of crime fighting tools being bought up by governments around the world.

Brain Fingerprinting

Brain fingerprinting allows police to see your mind's reactions when it comes to a number of images — which in turn can help them glean if you are guilty or not.

Studies have shown that most criminal brains will light up when shown crime-related details on screen. So far, this advanced technology has been able to get confessions from people who initially claimed innocence.

Many people are saying that crime fighting tools like these may be discriminatory, primarily because we can't always base a person's reaction on guilt.

It's possible that brain fingerprinting could also cause false positives. Who's to say that the person who's being interrogated couldn't have PTSD from something else?

Blue CRUSH

IBM has recently developed a number of crime-fighting tools in the form of programs. Blue CRUSH, one of their most powerful developments, uses "predictive analysis" to figure out where a person will most likely commit a crime — and who will be most likely to commit it.

Currently, the city of Memphis has begun using Blue CRUSH with spectacular results. Since the program's start, the city has seen a 31 percent drop in violent crime.

Blue CRUSH is allegedly a "crime prevention" tool, but this has many people concerned about the implications. Can police arrest someone for looking like they're about to commit a crime? At what point does a crime become a crime, if the person didn't commit it yet?

At what point do we stop living in America, and start living in Minority Report?

OnStar

Every new vehicle seems to be equipped with OnStar, a specialty program that helps you get police assistance in the event of a major accident. Most of us are acquainted with it — at least in passing.

However, most people don't know that OnStar is actually one of the newest crime fighting tools in police arsenals, too. The newest OnStar-compatible machines have a mechanism that forces vehicles that are reported stolen to slow down.

The end result? No car chases for police, and a more easily recovered car.

ShotSpotter

Gunshot wounds are deadly. That is, after all, why guns are still used in war, and why many violent criminals love guns. They are powerful weapons that can kill a person with one blow.

The time that a police officer has to respond to a call about a gunshot fire is priceless. Every little second counts. The problem is that most people can't figure out where gunshots have come from, which in turn means that police often lose precious minutes trying to trace the shot.

ShotSpotter is technology that allows sensors to pinpoint where the gunshot comes from. It's been implemented in Washington D.C., and has been seen as a lifesaver for gunshot victims.  Whether or not these crime fighting tools can stop a shootout from continuing remains to be seen.

SmartWater

No, not the overpriced electrolyte-filled water. That's Smart Water.

SmartWater is becoming an increasingly popular way to deter thieves in the United Kingdom. This water-based spray has a unique chemical code that looks invisible under daylight but glows when it's exposed to a specialized light signature.

Should a thief steal a prized possession that has been sprayed with SmartWater, it'll become very apparent that it's been stolen when police scan the item for its signature.

As a result, more people get their items back and thieves are getting caught with increasing ease. Crime fighting tools have never been so easy for civilians to use.

Noise-Related Crowd Control

Marketed under a number of different names, police departments across the world are now using tools that create noise that is literally too painful to be around. The end result is that protests get scattered and that any criminals who would be running amok end up having to stop what they're doing.

This is one of those crime fighting tools that really doesn't sit well with most people. It's nonviolent, but it also could be used to silence people who are trying to peacefully protest against things they don't agree with.

Microwave Active Denial Systems

Active Denial Systems, also known as ADS, are currently being developed as a way to control large crowds and also keep people from becoming high-risk threats. ADS weapons work by sending high-frequency microwaves in the direction of people.

The microwaves cause the water and fat inside people to boil, which in turn causes serious, crippling pain. It could potentially be lethal, which is why many people are worried about ADS-based crime fighting tools actually making it to the streets.

Police in favor of it say that they approve of the longer incapacitation time and that it actually would take a while to cook someone from the inside out using ADS. However, it's still really unethical to most of us.

Exoskeletons

Much of police work involves searching, rescuing, and also chasing after criminals. In some cases, they may end up in serious fights with criminals who do not want to go to jail.

Many cops could do their jobs better if they were stronger, faster, or otherwise more physically capable than the average human being. Exoskeletons would solve that issue almost immediately — and yes, the US government is working to bring them to police forces.

This technology would allow police to lift multiple times their weight, run faster, and also sustain more damage than they normally would. If these crime fighting tools become mainstream, then you can definitely call the police "Robocops."

Cloak And Dagger

Imagine if police would be able to blend in with their surroundings — no matter what their surroundings would be. That's basically what Cloak And Dagger aims to do.

This technology uses thousands upon thousands of miniature holographic discs to blend into the background and bend light around the wearer. If police were to use this in their crime fighting endeavors, they would be way more capable of sneaking up on criminals and doing quick arrests.

This espionage-ready gear might be one of the coolest tools for crimefighters we've seen yet.

The Dazzler

At first glance, the Dazzler looks like a standard flashlight — but it's really anything but! It's actually one of the most interesting nonviolent crimefighting tools to be invented in recent years.

This invention, which has been created by the US Department of Homeland Security, has specialized LED lights that create a psychophysical effect on people.

Those who have the Dazzler turned on them and are unfortunate enough to actually look at the lights will find themselves feeling disoriented, sick, and nauseous. Most people will end up vomiting after exposure to the light.

This incapacitates the person in question and allows officers to apprehend them nonviolently.


What's Inside A $6,000 DSLR Camera?

What's Inside A $6,000 DSLR Camera?

 

Photographer Peter McKinnon broke his Canon 1 DK Mark II, but before he sent it in for repairs he had a little look inside.

 


Ever Seen a CT Scanner at Full Speed?

Ever Seen a CT Scanner at Full Speed?

 

A CT Scanner with the cover opened spinns up to full speed and back down again. If I had to guess maybe around 120 RPM?


LG's Built-In Voice Assistant Repeatedly Refuses To Work During Excruciating CES Demo

LG's Built-In Voice Assistant Repeatedly Refuses To Work During Excruciating CES Demo

One of the most unnecessary tech trends of the last decade has been the decision to jam all sorts of different gadgets into home appliances — and that's when the gadgets work.

At CES this year, LG attempted to show off its new "smart" refrigerator and laundry machine, which feature a built-in voice assistant called CLOi. CLOi, it turns out, is camera-shy and decided not to respond at all during the demo. The presenter played off the first failure pretty well, but three in a row is tough to explain:

 

 


Future Tech: Skin Motion Tattoos Are The ‘Wave’ Of The Future

Future Tech: Skin Motion Tattoos Are The ‘Wave’ Of The Future

 

 

The company Skin Motion, combined with their Sound Wave app, have created a tattoo that you can actually hear. And no, your ears (or eyes in this case) don’t deceive you.

 

We secretly hoped someone had created the technology to get a sweet GIF tattoo when we first heard the news, but alas, our group “Deal With It” tats will have to wait. But the ability of a piece of body art to play a meaningful audio clip at the press of a button is also awesome.

If you’re wondering how this technology works with actual human voices, Singer S.o.S. broke it down on Twitter with the helpful video below:

So far, all the examples of these tattoos have been deeply meaningful audio clips for the owner, but at some point, someone is going to get a hilarious Skin Motion tattoo of the fart that was so bad it ended their marriage. And we can’t wait! We are also excited for all the accidentally bad tattoos that will surely come of this; even awesome technology can’t save someone from a bad artist.

Still, we are excited for the future of tattoo technology. These tattoos are already cooler than the “blacklight tattoos” that came out years ago. What’s the point of getting a tattoo that no one can see? For that matter, what’s the point of getting a tattoo that nobody can hear?


20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

 


Male Sex Robots With Bionic Penises Could Be Here To Make Us All Feel Inadequate

Male Sex Robots With Bionic Penises Could Be Here To Make Us All Feel Inadequate

Sex robots have been on the cards for some time now. Science fiction writers have played with the idea of humping androids for decades, but here in 2018, their nerdy fantasies are unsettlingly close to coming to fruition.

Traditionally, the idea has revolved almost exclusively around female sex dolls, leaving some critics asking whether sex with lady bots could eventually replace the real thing.

However, now it looks as though the men may be in for some... stiff... competition of their own.

Matt McMullen, the guy behind RealDoll and subsequently Realbotics, has announced that he reckons male sex dolls, complete with bionic knobs, will be rolled out later this year.


Credit: RealDoll

The sex robotics pioneer, who is also in charge of the world's most popular super-lifelike sex doll company, says the male versions will follow in the footsteps of the similar female sex robots that dropped last year.

Harmony was the name assigned to an app and a female robotic head which worked in unison to facilitate something resembling intelligence.

Admittedly, Harmony still has an extremely long way to go before becoming anything near convincing, but it's definitely heading in that direction.

As it stands there are only female versions of Harmony, and they weigh in at around £11,000 ($14,800), but Matt is adamant that there is a demand for male options, too.

"We're working on a male version of the robot AI," he told Daily Star Online.

"We'll eventually have a male and a female platform available."

Matt says the male robots will be able to be plugged in and go for as long as the user desires. He also says the size of each automaton's penis will vary, covering the entire spectrum of potential dick shapes and sizes.


Credit: RealDoll

However, he also reckons that there's much work to be done in order to turn his weird vision into a reality.

"There's rebuilding that needs to happen on both fronts to create a male platform," he said.

"We're working hard on that and that's one of the next big things we're looking to get up and running."

World leading AI researcher Dr David Levy told the Daily Star Online that if Matt is successful in his mission, male erotic cyborgs could even prove more popular than current sex toys such as vibrators and dildos.

He said: "I'm sure women will find robots equally appealing as men.

"If women are that interested in getting satisfaction from a vibrator, imagine how the same women will feel having a robot they can put their arms round and having the robot squeeze them."

What a time to be alive.

 

 

 


Woman Plans to Marry Tetris After Failed Relationship With Calculator

Woman Plans to Marry Tetris After Failed Relationship With Calculator

 

A 20-year-old mathematics genius is planning to marry her new boyfriend, following the breakdown of her previous relationship.

That all sounds pretty reasonable until you learn that her last relationship was with a calculator named Pierre, whose buttons she delighted in licking, and she's currently planning to marry a copy of Tetris.


Credit: Mercury Press

Noorul Mahjabeen Hassan identifies as an objectum sexual. For the uninitiated, that means she fancies objects and has previously had the hots for monorails, GPS systems and iPods.

The maths student from Orlando, Florida, prefers to go by the name of Fractal Tetris Huracan - because why not? - and started a relationship with the popular '80s puzzle game back in September.

She enjoys nothing more than surrounding herself with Tetris memorabilia at home and hopes to marry the game once she graduates from her course in two years' time. Priorities.

Fractal also claims to enjoy a physical relationship with Tetris, by using an assortment of Tetris-themed objects, including a hard-drive and a Tetris cushion.


Credit: Mercury Press

"It started when I would play this game called Smash Run and I would hear the Tetris theme and I thought it was nice. Every time I heard it I would want to play Tetris," she said.

"All I did was play this game and kept thinking I want to play Tetris.

"I think Tetris is so beautiful, he is about perfection and he stimulates your mind. Physically I get that feeling that people in relationships get - that you know they are the right one.


Credit: Mercury Press

It's probably worth mentioning at this point that fractal is only attracted to objects she perceives as male, and stresses that objectum sexual is a sexual preference as opposed to a fetish.

"I want to make clear there is a big difference," she explained.

"A fetish is sexual whereas objectum sexual is more romantic. You have actual feelings and feel like you emotionally connect with the objects, I've never been attracted to humans."


Credit: Mercury Press

Before she became romantically involved with Tetris, Fractal was in a committed relationship with her calculator, Pierre, and says his buttons were one of his most attractive features.

"I loved touching his buttons - the feel of his buttons and track pad. I loved running my finger over that and I used my tongue to touch his buttons.

"I liked generating random numbers and multiplying them.

"It was very much an intellectual relationship as well. He's a calculator - how could it not be?"

But nowadays, Fractal only has eyes for Tetris and it's only a matter of time before the couple tie the knot.


Credit: Mercury Press

"I want to say I'm married to Tetris and have a legitimate ceremony with friends. I want everybody to be there. I feel like that would be an official thing which would set it in stone and say 'I love you and want to prove it to you' by making it permanent and calling myself Mrs Tetris."

Fractal's relationships may be unconventional to say the least and her family struggle to understand, but she fails to see the problem, arguing that she is doing nobody any harm.

"I am not doing anyone or anything any harm. What is the issue? They think it's weird but I ask them to give me one good reason why I shouldn't date Tetris and they can't."

Well, can't really argue with that I suppose.


Behind The Wheel Of The World's Most Advanced Autonomous Vehicle

Behind The Wheel Of The World's Most Advanced Autonomous Vehicle

It's not a Tesla. Sorry, Elon.


The 14 Funniest Tweets About Amazon Alexa

The 14 Funniest Tweets About Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is a virtual assistant that controls smart devices, but sometimes it seems there’s nothing artificial about its intelligence. First used in the Amazon Echo, sometimes it’s capable of such clever voice interaction, it feels there’s a real human mind behind it… I mean, it seems to have a better sense of humor than most of the people I know.

 


FASCINATING FACTS: 22 CREPY FACTS TOO SPOOPY FOR YOU

FASCINATING FACTS: 22 CREPY FACTS TOO SPOOPY FOR YOU

 


LA Speed Check

LA Speed Check

Piloting an SR-22 Blackbird must be a badass experience.


11 Science Stories To Watch Out For In 2018

11 Science Stories To Watch Out For In 2018

 

 

From Elon Musk and SpaceX launching the Falcon Heavy to missions to the Moon, Mars, Mercury, and the Sun, these are the top science stories you'll be hearing about in 2018.

 


'Black Mirror': 22 Funny Tweets About Our Creepy Tech-Future

'Black Mirror': 22 Funny Tweets About Our Creepy Tech-Future

Because of how much we LOVE OUR PHONES, it makes sense that a show like Black Mirror would be a huge success. And that's why the show's disturbing storylines about technology are freaking people the eff out. Season four just dropped on Netflix, and people quickly binge-watched them all and shared their fears on Twitter for all of us to enjoy. We are in our own Black Mirror episode. UGH.

 

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https://twitter.com/TheDweck/status/948353885193695232

 

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https://twitter.com/INDIEWASHERE/status/946756627096629248

 

 

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https://twitter.com/jonnysun/status/947973908199743488

 

 

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https://twitter.com/ellaceron/status/946886456550633472

 

https://twitter.com/anxietiddies/status/946864190907666432

 

https://twitter.com/jobforaheffa/status/948408222599102464

 

 

https://twitter.com/pixelatedboat/status/947370500040179712

 

https://twitter.com/ColesTwitt3r/status/947630300900683776

 


20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW


FASCINATING FACTS: 10 Useful Science And Behavior Facts You Wish You Knew

FASCINATING FACTS: 10 Useful Science And Behavior Facts You Wish You Knew

From health to the paranormal, we all have an opinion on many things. Maybe you’re convinced that aliens are real. Perhaps you’re not into quinoa. And maybe, just maybe, you liked The Dark Tower this summer.

Whatever your opinions, they’re probably based on knowledge. Well, here is a list of things you may or may not know that will simply make you wonder and maybe change your opinion on certain topics. One thing is sure—this list will make you go, “Whaaaaaat?”

10 Do You Have HIV?

Let’s start with a culprit responsible for the deaths of millions. No biggie, right?

Human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, is no picnic. Terrible symptoms and a slow decline for the infected were a common fate. Now, many believe it to be something hard to catch, especially since sexual education has advanced so much in recent years, but recent studies have shown that around 30 percent of new HIV infections in the US are transmitted by people who have no idea they have the virus.[1] To this day, the only way to know if you carry the virus is to get tested.

9 Antibacterial Or Regular Soap?


Do you wash your hands every time you go to the bathroom? Do you reflexively gag when you find there is no antibacterial soap but instead only that old regular soap—or even worse, an old bar of soap?

Well, if your argument for preferring antibacterial soap over regular is that it kills more bacteria, we’ve got bad news for you. New studies have shown that antibacterial soap containing triclosan (a very common compound in antibacterial products) is no better than regular soap when it comes to killing germs.[2] So the next time you can’t find your favorite antibacterial soap, give that old soap bar a try; anything is better than not washing your hands.

8 If You Want To Study Better, Hit That Coffee Shop

 


Have you ever been to your favorite coffee shop and wondered why there are so many people studying or concentrating on anything other than drinking coffee? Well, you’re not the only one; for a long time, I wondered the same thing. The allure of a coffee shop to anyone who needs time to do work or study is undeniable, and now science tells us why.

Turns out that the best noise level to carry abstract thought and any creative task is 70 decibels.[3] Care to guess where can you find said level of noise? Why yes, that is the average noise level in that coffee shop you love.

7 Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way


One of the hardest things to do is overcome a temptation, be it avoiding that piece of chocolate cake when you’re on a diet or wasting your time in Stumbleupon or Netflix instead of studying. Procrastination is a beautiful delight to indulge in, but sometimes, we really need to do whatever it is we’re supposed to be doing. In those cases, telling yourself or others “I don’t eat unhealthy food” instead of “I can’t eat unhealthy food” will help you stick to your goal.[4]

This simple change in the way you express your blocks or goals changes the way you think about those same things.

6 Go For An Actual Walk

Walking is one of America’s favorite exercises. It even has its own magazine, yet it’s something that you would hardly consider a worthy exercise to burn calories or fill those activity rings on your iWatch. If you only have time for a walk instead of time at the gym, fear not: You can burn significant calories by just walking.

The trick is in varying the speed at which you walk. Doing so burns more calories than getting on a treadmill and setting a speed; you can burn up to 20 percent more calories by changing the speed you walk frequently rather than keeping a steady pace.[5] So toss away that treadmill, go for a walk, and smile—you’re burning more calories and enjoying the outside.

5 Grab A Burger, Not A Protein Bar

 

This one will come as a surprise without a doubt. For any who like to follow an athletic lifestyle, this will sound like heresy. Usually after a heavy workout or everyday exercise, people reach for energy bars, recovery drinks, and protein powders, generally because we tend to believe that dietary supplements provide a better boost than any normal food would. Well, here comes science to bring the roof down on you. When it comes to exercise recovery, supplements don’t hold a candle to fast food, a study has found.[6]

In a heavy blow to the sports supplement industry after spending millions of dollars in campaigns showing top athletes working out and preparing clever taglines and banners to convince people to use their products, it turns out that you can just go to McDonald’s to get the recovery energy you need. Who would have thought that fries, hamburgers, and even hash browns fare better against Gatorade, PowerBar, and Cytomax?

However, this doesn’t mean that you can replace your post-workout supplements and just go on a chicken nugget binge. For the body, energy is energy, and a simple carbohydrate is just a simple carbohydrate. But the next time after working out when you face the decision between a burger or Muscle Milk, you can smile knowing that choosing the golden arches every once in a while isn’t bad for you.

4 Teach Kids To Be Kind

As some parents might tell you, children have an innate feeling of good and wrong, and the role of their parents is to reinforce the good. In other words, teach empathy and kindness. But once the child goes to school, it falls to the teacher to keep the practice going. A study has shown that students (aged nine to 11) who were prompted by their teachers to do three acts of kindness a week for an entire month showed an increase in well-being as well as becoming more likable to others.[7]

Happy people have more satisfying friendships and are more likely to engage in prosocial behavior, so teach your kid to be kind. It will make them more happy and popular.

3 It’s Not A Ghost; It’s Just Your Brain Messing Up

Have you ever been in an old room and felt the sensation that something or someone is close by when no one is around? Have you ever thought that there is a ghost around you? Well, turns out that’s just your brain messing up. For a long time, science has struggled with finding out why we believe in ghosts and in determining what leads people to feel that something otherworldly was around them.[8]

Now, we finally have an answer. Scientists have found the parts of the brain that are responsible for generating these weird sensations, such as feeling someone is around when nobody is there. The brain essentially misreads signals from the body and then tries to attribute those signals to something external instead of internal.

2 If You Want To Smell Good, Eat Garlic

We’ve all heard of the benefits of garlic, from helping to cure infections to warding off vampires. But in the smell department, garlic has another property: the ability to ward off others. Think of the warnings to avoid eating garlic on a date unless you want to drive them away or the advice to not eat garlic before an interview. Well, it turns out that if what you want is to attract the opposite sex, then eating garlic might be the thing for you.[9]

During studies, researches concluded that women actually find the odor of a male more alluring after eating garlic, so much so that the men who ate two servings of garlic smelled better and had less pungent body odor. So fear not, garlic lovers, you can enjoy that savory meal knowing that your smell will attract more than repel.

1 Generous Welfare Makes You More Likely To Work


A big source of argument is whether welfare good is for society or just creates moochers. This subject is ranked high in social debate and has been a hot topic in the US for quite some time. Many believe that a society that gives generous welfare is just creating people dependent on the government.

For a surprising view, we turn to Europe. It turns out that European countries that give generous welfare benefits have populations more committed and motivated to work.[10] If you want to make people work and make the economy climb, give better benefits. Welfare with generous benefit levels makes people who aren’t employed more likely to want to work rather than the contrary. As social spending gets more generous for the population, there is an increase in employment commitment.


11 Scariest Things Caught By Drones

11 Scariest Things Caught By Drones

This video is an interesting watch, but the narrator's voice is beyond irritating. If you speed it up to 1.25 it helps a lot.


ARCADE SCAM SCIENCE

ARCADE SCAM SCIENCE

Don't feel bad. You don't suck, the game makers do.

 


1995 Mike Tyson Fight Shows A ‘Time Traveller’ Using A Smartphone

1995 Mike Tyson Fight Shows A ‘Time Traveller’ Using A Smartphone

It's hard to see clearly, but it sure looks like a smart phone.


Making The World's Largest Telescope

Making The World's Largest Telescope

 

 

At the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, under the football stadium of the University of Arizona, there's an enormous rotating furnace, keeping tonnes of glass heated as it forms the mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Here's a look inside!

 

 


A Simple History Of The Trebuchet

A Simple History Of The Trebuchet

 The Trebuchet was similar to a giant catapult or stave sling, and launched heavy stones into enemy castles or walls.

 


SECURITY EXPERT WARNS HACKED SEX ROBOTS COULD MURDER PEOPLE

SECURITY EXPERT WARNS HACKED SEX ROBOTS COULD MURDER PEOPLE

Sex robots could be hijacked by hackers and used to cause harm or even kill people, a cybersecurity expert has warned.

Artificial intelligence researchers have consistently warned of the security risks posed by internet-connected robots, with hundreds recently calling on governments to ban weaponized robots.

The latest warning comes from a cybersecurity expert who made the prophecy to several U.K. newspapers.

 

“Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices,” Nicholas Patterson, a cybersecurity lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, told the Star.

“Often these robots can be upwards of 200 pounds and very strong. Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot. The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots. Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.”

Researchers have already discovered security flaws with Bluetooth-enabled sex toys, which hackers could control from remote locations. One such example, of a vulnerable butt plug, was revealed last year.

In November, experts wrote a commentary for the scientific journal Nature that outlined a scenario in which rogue artificial intelligence hijacked a brain-computer interface. In such a situation, a person’s thoughts, decisions and emotions could be taken over by AI and manipulated against the person’s will.

 

A hypothetical example of how such a scenario might play out, according to the authors of the piece, would be if a paralyzed man using a brain-computer interface took a dislike to someone. That could be misinterpreted as a command to harm that person even if no direct order is given.

“Technological developments mean that we are on a path to a world in which it will be possible to decode people’s mental processes and directly manipulate the brain mechanisms underlying their intentions, emotions and decisions; where individuals can communicate with others simply by thinking; and where powerful computational systems linked directly to people’s brains facilitate their interactions with the world such that their mental and physical abilities are greatly enhanced,” the researchers wrote.

“The possible clinical and societal benefits of neurotechnologies are vast. To reap them, we must guide their development in a way that respects, protects and enables what is best in humanity."

If you like to read about robot sex, check out this POST.

 


YouTuber Investigating Former Nuclear Bunker Finds Button To 'Destroy The World'

YouTuber Investigating Former Nuclear Bunker Finds Button To 'Destroy The World'

Imagine if you had the power to press the button that would trigger a nuclear strike, knowing the destruction it would cause.

One ordinary citizen almost had that option, although thankfully not quite to that extent.

Drew Scanlon, a gamer and online star, was exploring a decommissioned nuclear base in Ukraine as part of his online YouTube travel series, Cloth Map.

After a walk down a dark tunnel, through narrow corridors full of pipes, and double-thick doors, the centre revealed some interesting secrets.

The Ukraine base fell out of use back in 2001, and is now part of a tour operation. The equipment is therefore very well maintained.

In the video below, tour guide Dmytro explains that there would have been enough food, water and medicine in the base to survive up to 45 days after a certain button had been pressed.

As they then enter a control room, the main room, Drew is told by his guide that they are now standing in the 'room to destroy the world'.

 

Drew takes a seat, is strapped in, and is told that, if this were real, he would get the codes from Moscow ready to activate the nuclear weapons. Two keys would be needed, turned at the same time, to begin the process.

The guide then explains that we are to forget any ideas of a 'big red button', like we see in the movies, instead showing that it's actually a plain grey one - although at one time it certainly could have wiped out humanity on Earth.

Credit: Cloth Map / YouTube

Once the button is pressed, a loud, deep, alarm noise is made - constantly. This is to tell us that it's ready, a green light reveals that the launch has started, while another light, shown later, says that launch is accomplished.

"So now, you can start counting 22 minutes, and you've destroyed Washington DC," the guide says.

Scary stuff. The reality, of course, is that in another room somewhere, similar to the one witnessed, those buttons exist for real. With the turning of a couple of keys, nuclear weapons could be triggered.

Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump also found himself embroiled in a conversation about deadly nukes after an unfortunate typo.

The President tweeted: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe".

The tweet was later removed but it didn't stop the speculation as to what he meant, with some believing he'd just tweeted America's nuclear codes.

https://twitter.com/DanMentos/status/869788599004393473

The likelihood is he'd just thought he'd fire off a tweet, misspelled something (we've all done it) and sent it too early, before passing out in bed. But still, it didn't stop the theories from racking up.

And, sadly, we never did find out what 'covfefe' meant - the President kept that one very tight-lipped.

 


How Does A Clutch Work?

How Does A Clutch Work?

Have you ever wondered what is happening inside a car when you press the clutch pedal? Or why do you need to press the clutch pedal before you shift gears in a manual transmission car? This video gives you logical answers to these questions. At the end of the video, we will also understand the crucial role played by the clutch in an uphill start.


20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

 


How To Assemble A 30 Million Dollar Engine

How To Assemble A 30 Million Dollar Engine

It takes more than 20,000 components perfectly fitted together to build the world's most efficient aero engine, the Trent XWB. See how it is done at our Trent XWB assembly line in Dahlewitz, Germany.


65% Of DC Cameras Were Hacked Before Inauguration

65% Of DC Cameras Were Hacked Before Inauguration -

Romanian hackers infiltrated 65% of outdoor surveillance cameras in Washington, DC, ahead of President Trump's inauguration as part of an extortion scheme only now being made public, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint, filed in DC and unsealed Thursday, accuses Romanians Mihai Alexandru Isvanca, 25, and Eveline Cismaru, 28, of hacking 123 of the city's 187 outdoor police cameras over four days in January 2017, leaving them temporarily unable to record footage, report CNN and the Washington Post. All the cameras were OK by the big day. An affidavit says the individuals—believed to be part of a hacking network—took over the computer system that operated the cameras and began sending ransomware emails to about 180,000 email addresses. Authorities say they planned to lock users out of their computers until they received payment.

DC police first noticed a malfunction in the cameras on Jan. 12. A Secret Service agent then detected the hack. Authorities fixed the problem by taking the cameras offline, wiping them clean, and rebooting them by Jan. 15, five days ahead of Trump's inauguration. No ransom payments were made. "This case was of the highest priority due to its impact on the Secret Service's protective mission and its potential effect on the security plan for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration," a spokesman for US Attorney Jessie K. Liu says, per the Post. Isvanca and Cismaru were arrested in Bucharest on Dec. 15 along with three others who face charges in Europe, reports the BBC. Prosecutors plan to seek extradition for the pair soon. The Post notes that it's not clear the alleged hackers knew they had infiltrated a police computer system.


20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

20 ‘DID YOU KNOW’ FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW


Inside San Francisco's Anarchist Hackerspace 'NOISEBRIDGE'

Inside San Francisco's Anarchist Hackerspace 'NOISEBRIDGE'

A quick visit to Noisebridge in San Francisco, one of the first and longest running hackerspaces in the US.

 


Idiot Gets Annihilated By Twitter After They Try To Give Elon Musk Grief For SpaceX

Idiot Gets Annihilated By Twitter After They Try To Give Elon Musk Grief For SpaceX

 

 


20 USELESS BUT TRUE FACTS TO FILL UP THE EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN YOUR EARS

20 USELESS BUT TRUE FACTS TO FILL UP THE EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN YOUR EARS


Who Secretly Controls The Bitcoin Market?

Who Secretly Controls The Bitcoin Market?

How close are we to finding out who created Bitcoin, how much power does he or she wield over the digital economy, and has a US government agency already discovered the enigmatic guru's secret?


20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

 


How A Fluorescent Lamp Works

How A Fluorescent Lamp Works

I was always vague on how a fluorescent lamp worked, so I did some research!


Primitive Technology: Pottery And Stove

Primitive Technology: Pottery And Stove

 

His pottery shards and other remains will confuse future archaeologists for quite some time!