popculturebrain:

Sneaky ‘Better Call Saul' billboard spotted in Albuquerque | Vulture
And the phone number works! Vulture gave it a ring and recorded the Mrs. Doubtfire-esque outgoing message from Bob Odenkirk himself.

popculturebrain:

Sneaky ‘Better Call Saul' billboard spotted in Albuquerque | Vulture

And the phone number works! Vulture gave it a ring and recorded the Mrs. Doubtfire-esque outgoing message from Bob Odenkirk himself.

No system of mass surveillance has existed in any society that we know of to this point that has not been abused. When we look at the German Stasi for example, they were a state security bureau set up to protect their nation, to protect the stability of their political system, which they considered to be under threat. They were ordinary citizens like anyone else. They believed they were doing the right thing, they believed they were doing a good thing. But when we look at them in historic terms, what were they doing to their people? What were they doing to the countries around them? What was the net impact of their mass indiscriminate spying campaigns? And we can see it more clearly. Edward Snowden (via azspot)

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John Oliver on prison in America. Every word of this is brilliant.

If you’re a Game of Thrones / ASOIAF fan, you may have already heard of the R+L=J fan theory. But, I promise you have never seen it presented in such exhaustive detail. I, for one, have always believed this theory to be true.

Warning: If this theory is true then it could be considered a plot spoiler for a future book or TV season.

Montreux Jazz Festival Bloody Mary at Montreux Jazz Cafe. Bloody expensive, but pretty good. Made with Ketel One. With @frahardja. http://elxr.co/p/g3a

Montreux Jazz Festival Bloody Mary at Montreux Jazz Cafe. Bloody expensive, but pretty good. Made with Ketel One. With @frahardja. http://elxr.co/p/g3a

The [skee-ball] league has its fair share of hipsters, but they somehow restrain themselves from playing it ironically. Bar games: Skee-ball wizards | The Economist

Tweet Psychology

Do you ever find that you type faster as you get closer to the 140-character limit on a tweet? As if your brain thinks faster typing will somehow make more characters fit? I do this.

peroty:

… How do you even? I had to watch this 9 times to even begin to understand this.

peroty:

… How do you even? I had to watch this 9 times to even begin to understand this.

Errazuriz Estate Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp, minerally goodness. http://elxr.co/p/g21

Errazuriz Estate Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp, minerally goodness. http://elxr.co/p/g21

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99percentinvisible:

The water bottle cap that reminds you to drink every hour

Brilliant!

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lokisuperwholock-girl:

If you’re ever feel down, just remember…

lokisuperwholock-girl:

If you’re ever feel down, just remember…

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Bistro: The Smart Feeder That Recognizes Your Cat’s Face

I can’t decide if this is completely ridiculous or the most wonderful thing ever. Can it be both?

futurescope:

JIBO, The World’s First Family Robot

#TIL that Kickstarter videos are an - almost independent - subcategory of corporate flat-pack futures. And this one is their new leader. It’s too cute to be true. So let’s wait for the first delivered batch. Nevertheless, the team makes an excellent impression. I hope they don’t neglect the IoT-discussion about data protection & surveillance.

JIBO is the perfect robot for everyone in the family. Because JIBO is an open platform, his skills and uses will grow, helping and delighting in ways even we haven’t even imagined…

WHAT JIBO CAN DO

See Two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immersive video calling.

Hear 360° microphones and natural language processing let you talk to JIBO from anywhere in the room.

Speak Hands-free reminders and messages, so you’ll never forget and can always be in touch.

Learn Artificial Intelligence algorithms learn your preferences to adapt and fit into your life.

Help Like a personal assistant, JIBO proactively helps you, to make everyday tasks simpler and easier.

RelateCommunicates and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.

JIBO’S SKILLS

INTELLIGENT & HANDS-FREE
Assistant Politely reminds you of important tasks and events to help you stay on top of things.
Messenger Recognizes you and each member of your household, to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time & place.

EMOTIONAL CONNECTOR
Photographer Uses natural cues like movement, speech, and smile detection to know when someone’s posing for a picture.
Avatar See-and-track camera makes it easy to turn and look at people, to support video calling as if you are in the room.

FUN & SUPPORTIVE
Storyteller Sound effects, graphics and physical movements make a responsive and interactive storytelling experience.
CompanionPhysical presence with helpfulness and heart, JIBO will put a smile on your face and make you feel better.

[myjibo] [indiegogo]