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  • Interview with picture book JUNKYARD author/illustrator Mike Austin
    Interview with picture book JUNKYARD author/illustrator Mike Austin
    Mike Austin is an award-winning illustrator and author. Originally from Pennsylvania, Mike now lives in Hawaii with his wife, illustrator Jing Jing Tsong, their two kids and a dog named Prudence.For what age audience do you write?I write and...
  • Doug Unplugs on the Farm by Dan Yaccarino
    'Doug Unplugs on the Farm' by Dan Yaccarino: Picture book about real learning
    "Doug Unplugs on the Farm" by Dan Yaccarino sends a message we all approve of: sometimes you just have to turn off the TV and the computer and learn by doing something in real life.Doug, a robot, and his robot parents are going to visit...
  • Xom-B
    Book review: "Xom-B" by Jeremy Robinson (2014)
    “Xom-B” is one of Jeremy Robinson’s best novels to date. It takes a simplified approach to science fiction by being relatively plain spoken but incredibly deep by diving into the ramification and potential of humanity. It isn...
  • Fast food workers protest for a 'living wage'
    Coming soon, fast food joints staffed by robots
    According to a Saturday post at Legal Insurrection, demands by fast food workers to have their salaries boosted to as much as $15/hour is having the unhappy but predictable consequence of companies starting to replace them with robots. A McDonalds...
  •  Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series
    'Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series' DVD Review
    A Black Hole has formed and threatens the universe and especially Cybertron the home world of the Autobots. Optimus Prime and the surviving Autobots have relocated to a human planet called Earth. The Autobots have kept their presence hidden but...
  • Artificial Intelligence and the impact on future employment
    Artificial Intelligence and the impact on future employment
    It is astonishing to know that government dependency has reached epidemic levels in this country. According to Amazon.com ten thousand robots will handle customer orders by the end of the year. University of Oxford researchers estimated that there...
  • Before and after; raw data conversion to original articles
    Enter the robot writers: AI will replace human journalists this month
    Geeksided.com reported on Monday that robots will begin writing news stories for the Associated Press (AP), the most prevalent of the US News Services, starting in July. This sounds like something right out of science fiction but the news is...
  • 'Transformers 4:  Age of Extinction' official poster
    The wait is over for the new and improved ‘Tranformers: Age of Extinction’
    In his fourth turn as director in the ‘Transformers’ franchise, Michael Bay delivers ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ with a bang to theaters this weekend. This time out there are changes in casting as Mark Wahlberg takes...
  • Neurotic robots fall apart when asked to act human.
    Neurotic robots fall apart when asked to act human
    Why do robots "fall apart" when asked to act human in the sense of walking, talking, recognizing familiar objects? You may wish to check out a June 8, 2014 article, "Soon, robots to behave as humans?" The answer is because they...
  • Cool things you can do with the Chicago Public Library's rentable robots
    Cool things you can do with the Chicago Public Library's rentable robots
    Earlier this month, the Chicago Public Library added a new item to the list of things Chicago citizens can check out from their local library branches–Robots!Thanks to a donation from Google Chicago, the CPL now has 500 Finch robots in stock...
  • 3-D printable robots could self-assemble when heated says new research from MIT.
    3-D printable robots could self-assemble when heated says new research from MIT
    New printable robots could self-assemble when heated, according to recent research. New algorithms and electronic components could enable printable robots that self-assemble when heated. The result? printable robots. And beyond? Robots that self...
  • Robots giving employers the last word
    Robots giving employers the last word
    Because of fast moving technology the balance of power will soon shift from unions to employers who will replace human workers with robots in repetitive jobs. At a cost of $50,000 a small robot can work day and night just needing a battery charge...
  • The zombies invade
    Zombies and robots ‘invade’ the news and government
    Science fiction is becoming science fact even to the point of involving the undead! Zombies and apocalyptic events have become so popular, exemplified in AMC’s hit TV series “The Walking Dead”, that they are subjects of...
  • Paul McCartney and friend
    Paul McCartney dances with robot in new music video for 'Appreciate'
    Paul McCartney announced the release of a new video for the song “Appreciate” from his album,NEW,releasedMay 16, co-starringa robot named Newman. Actually, the promotion began Thursday as pictures of McCartney's arrival in Japan...
  • Bing & Nero
    Meet IL Williams, author of 'Bing and Nero'
    Author I.L. Williams just recently released her first children's book for Kindle, 'Bing & Nero: Boy + Robot = Fun.' Find out a little bit more about her and this popular title.What was the inspiration behind this book?This book is...