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Ian Kennedy
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U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpassed 700,000 Despite Wide Availability of Vaccines
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpassed 700,000 Despite Wide Availability of Vaccines
Inflation became reality as the Dollar Store started testing out items priced at over $1.00.
The markets were down sharply this week but a hamster trading crypto is outperforming the S&P 500.
I don’t know why you would but you could if you wanted to, buy and consume, a can of Cup Noodle-flavored soda.
A “naturopath” was ordered by a Canadian regulator to literally stop selling shit.
Amazon’s new domestic robot Astro looks like a cute version of the Echo on wheels but some are saying it’s a Roomba designed to hoover up loads of personal data about you and your house.
The South Australian government is using drones with facial recognition software to do a census of the koala population.
A Dutch artist was given $84,000 and commissioned to make a statement about people’s relationship with work. He delivered an empty frame and called the work, “Take the Money and Run.”
Rolls-Royce is going electric in a big way. They announced their first EV, the Spectre, and an electric airplane.
An outfit called TinyCircuits made a miniture Gameboy from a Raspberry Pi Pico. It’s called Thumby and can fit on your keychain.
A team of music historians, musicologists, and composers teamed up with computer scientists and used artificial intelligence to finish Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony.
Just one final approval is all that remains to allow driverless taxis on the streets of San Francisco.
“I felt a chill go down my spine when I heard that the monkey is back in the village,” said Jagadish who is being stalked by one disturbingly-focused Bonnet Macaque.
A Turkish man believed to be lost in the forest stumbled into his own search party and helped them for awhile until he heard them calling his name. “I am here” he said to the startled rescue party.
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