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NetDragon builds company headquarters in shape of USS Enterprise

May 28th, 2015 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

NetDragon, the online game developer run by an avid “Star Trek” fan has built its headquarters in China in the shape of the legendary spaceship.  



Hong Kong billboards use DNA to identify and shame litterers

May 25th, 2015 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

Thanks to an alarming and futuristic ad campaign, the litterbugs that make the world their personal dumpster can no longer hide in the shadows.  



Patent granted to Microsoft for glasses that detect wearer’s emotions

May 5th, 2015 at 2:09 pm » Comments Off

Microsoft was granted a patent last week by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a pair of glasses that can detect a wearer’s emotional response to what they’re looking at.    



Japanese sexbot apocalypse ?

May 1st, 2015 at 2:55 pm » Comments Off

As you might imagine, there are interesting cultural differences between Americans and Japanese.  For example, Americans fear the Terminator movie scenario of a robot or Artificial intelligence apocalypse, while Japan is facing sharp population decrease from lowering birth rates which could be accelerated with more realistic sexbots that extend the Japanese sex doll industry.  



Creating the sensation of invisibility

May 1st, 2015 at 2:45 pm » Comments Off

How does it feel to be invisible?  At Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet neuroscientists have figured out.  



Man arrested in Japan for drone found on PM’s office roof

May 1st, 2015 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

Last week, according to police, a Japanese man was arrested for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s office.  



China putting a stop to funeral strippers

April 28th, 2015 at 7:46 pm » Comments Off

In China, people attending funerals may have to do without a special form of entertainment:  strippers.  The Chinese government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners.  



Russia proposes extreme superhighway

April 2nd, 2015 at 6:17 pm » Comments Off

Ever wanted to drive from London to New York City?  If Russia has its way this could become possible.  



Drivers refusing to talk to police at DUI checkpoints

February 19th, 2015 at 3:06 pm » Comments Off

  It has never been said that it is fun to go through a DUI checkpoint, at the very least because they slow people from getting to their destination.  However, it is generally understood that while not very fun, the checkpoints help to keep drunk or impaired drivers off the road.



How Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings

February 12th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

According to a photo that has gone viral on social media in China, there are app manipulation farms, a place where devs can pay for their apps’ download numbers to be artificially inflated.



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