Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Flippy the Robot

The owners of the Robot that could make 2000 burgers in one day have shut it down.  It's not because the robot couldn't handle the job, it's because it's human helpers couldn't keep up on prepping the burgers.  The owners say that Flippy will be back.  I guess they have to make some improvements to the humans.  Source: NY Daily News

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mistaken Text

A woman went shopping for a dress by herself and decided to take a couple pictures to text to her friend for an opinion.  The text went to a complete stranger instead.  The man receiving the text took a picture of his kids giving the dress a thumbs up.  It all went viral on Twitter.  The father then sent a picture of one of his sons also giving a thumbs up.  The boy hadn't been there for the original picture because he was in the hospital for chemo.  Because of the social media exchange, the young boy's gofundme page exceeded it's goal that night.  The father thanked everyone for helping in their time of need.  And all of this happened because of a text.  So heartwarming!  Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Alexa Laughs

Alexa is Amazon's voice-based digital assistant.  She is programmed to laugh but only if asked to do it.  So when Alexa started laughing for no reason, it was creepy.  Amazon is working on a fix but if I had one of those things, I'd be turning it off until the fix was in place.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A New Album

Ever wondered what message was sent up into space on Voyager I and again on Voyager 2 in 1977?  Recordings were offered in 1992 on CD and have also been available on SoundCloud for a while.  But now humans can order it on vinyl from Light in the Attic and Ozma Records.  Source: Huffpost

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Robot Cooks

A robot is flipping burgers at a fast food joint.  A human has to put the burgers on the grill but then the robot takes over.  The future is upon us.  Only one of the restaurant's stores will be using the robot flipper for now.  Source: UPI

Friday, March 2, 2018

Drunk Uber Ride

How drunk do you have to be to order a $1600 Uber Ride?  A man got drunk in West Virginia and ordered a ride home to New Jersey.  He thought that he was going to the place where he was staying in West Virginia but that's not what happened.  Two hours into the ride, the driver woke him up.  He didn't know who the driver was or where he was.  That's an expensive night of drinking.  Source: ABC News

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


A man named Elvis Presley has entered the race for an Arkansas congressional seat.  Elvis D. Presley had his name legally changed to that of the late rock and roll star.  He is an Elvis impersonator as well.  So even though Elvis A. Presley will not be on the ballot, Elvis D. Presley will be and may even win the election.  Source: UPI