Early Adopter Grief: Google Video and Yahoo Buzz Bite the Dust

Early adopters are having a hard time with the lives of their early favorite apps lately. Two deaths are hitting me where I live right now: The first one is Google Video. I got an email from Google, letting me know that I needed to download all my old videos and find...

Fun With Bots (Now, on GChat!): Chat with juicyqt72

I’ve posted other fun chat logs with bots in the past. This one seems to be pretty much a slightly modified variant on the old ones from six or so years ago. Funny that this one lies about its age. The name is juicyqt72, which indicates that, born in 1972, “she’d” be...

RURO: The Cutest Robot You’ve Ever Seen!

This robot is probably too cute to be used as an effective security ‘bot, but it does have some interesting features for an educational robot. RURO the robot was designed to teach kids about recycling.RURO was designed by grade-school kids and sponsored by...

Who Do You Trust?

Is it a bad thing that I tend to trust machines over humans? Obviously, not in every single case. There are certain exceptions. All things being equal, though, were I to come across a human stranger or a strange machine, I think I’d be more likely to trust the machine...