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You‘re a self-aware vacuum-cleaner robot in this adorable new video game

Smart appliances are becoming more and more part of our lives, but what if one of them becomes self-aware? What if your Roomba develops a consciousness, emotions, feelings and all of that? That‘s the concept behind Rumu, the debut adventure game by Robot House, a small Sydney-based team of developers. As the emotionally packed trailer for the game shows, Rumu is a vacuum-cleaning robot designed to clean in a fully automated smart home.

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The best way to get cheap data while traveling internationally

My favorite travel gadget isn‘t my camera or noise-canceling headphones or even my iPhone. It‘s a SIM card from Google. I‘m talking, of course, about Project Fi, Google‘s wireless service that provides cheap voice and data plans to Nexus and Pixel owners. It‘s also the perfect way to get data abroad without breaking the bank. SEE ALSO: Pixel Buds are probably the most important gadget Google launched That‘s bec

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Amy Schumer reveals the happy, unexpected side effect of Twitter trolls

For most celebrities, Twitter trolls are a thing to be either ignored or fought back against. Amy Schumer has a different use for them, though. SEE ALSO: This home video of Amy Schumer dancing to Michael Jackson is a thing of beauty During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Schumer spoke about the constant feedback she gets from the internet about her body. "Sometimes it kind of backfires, I think, on the trolls," says Schumer in the clip a

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Google removes Maps feature showing calories and mini-cupcakes after huge online backlash

Google is constantly testing new features for its Maps app, from the estimated elevation for cyclists to video footage of the searched location. SEE ALSO: Google Maps error sends tourists looking for Australia‘s Blue Mountains to a suburban cul-de-sac But this time, a feature for directions that shows you how many calories you‘d burn when in walking mode caused quite a backlash online. With the test update, which also showed you how m

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This home video of Amy Schumer dancing to Michael Jackson is a thing of beauty

Childhood photos and tapes are a source of humiliation for many of us. But not Amy Schumer, because the footage of her younger self dancing is pure dynamite. SEE ALSO: Kimmel‘s idea for a ‘Trump-translator‘ app is kind of genius Amy Schumer was on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Brooklyn on Monday night, and her brother joined her and Kimmel on stage in his job as a bass clarinetist. So in the spirit of familial love Schumer showed the

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Ariana Grande kneels on very tiny stool, becomes very big meme

There‘s a lesson here: If you sit on a very, very tiny stool, the internet is going to take note. Ariana Grande will tell you. SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande‘s new perfume smells like a doughnut she might lick Here‘s the cover for her latest album My Everything, on which she can be found kneeling on a minuscule white stool and somehow managing to conceal the no doubt extreme pain her body must be feeling: My EverythingAriana Grande

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These shots made with a Nokia 3310 are gorgeous, but only if you don‘t look too closely

Ah, the old new Nokia 3310. It‘s simple, virtually indestructible, and comes with Snake but what we really wanna know is, how does its camera hold up? SEE ALSO: Nokia‘s releasing the iconic 3310 in 3G, and Australia‘s getting it first Singapore photographer Xavier Lur took the iconic handset out for a try, and the results are pretty stunning: Singapore through the lens of the "unbreakable" Nokia 3310‘s 2-megapixel camer

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North Korea hacks UK TV company, in retaliation for fictional show about it

North Korean hackers have targeted a fictional British TV show whose plotline centres around the secretive country. The drama, Opposite Number, revolves around a British nuclear scientist kidnapped in Pyongyang. SEE ALSO: Sony Pictures investigating North Korean links to recent hack, report says British broadcaster Channel 4 first announced the show in 2014, adding that it would be written by a Oscar-nominated writer. According to the New York Ti

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New Zealanders worry about a ‘chipocalypse‘ as potato supply drops

We don‘t want to ever live in a world where there is a "chipocalypse." No wonder New Zealanders are concerned at the prospect, as 20 percent of potato crops have been lost due to extended periods of wet weather, according to the New Zealand Herald. SEE ALSO: Shake Shack embraces automationbut claims it won‘t hurt its famed hospitality Supermarkets have indicated to the newspaper there might be a shortage in potato crisps, as manufactu

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Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumping problem

Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBike fished 42 bikes out of Melbourne‘s Yarra River in one day. Suffice it to say, something has to be done about the high instances of bike-share dumping and slowly but surely, local councils around the world are taking the lead. SEE ALSO: Humans ruined bike-sharing in Singapore so now bikes need parking zones Dockless bike-sharing services have become synonymous with large, unsightly piles

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NBA coach lights internet on fire after he calls Donald Trump a ‘soulless coward‘

The NBA regular season doesn‘t start until Tuesday, but San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has already dominated an opponent in this case, President Donald Trump. After Trump made the outrageously false claim that former President Barack Obama didn‘t contact the families of fallen troops, "Pop" went off when talking to The Nation‘s Dave Zirin. SEE ALSO: Why Gregg Popovich is such a powerful critic of Donald Trump The five-t

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Australia launches a world-first national reporting tool for revenge porn

Taking steps to reporting and removing revenge porn, a.k.a image-based abuse, can be arduous, both emotionally and regarding the amount of steps required to get it done. Australia‘s government is aiming to make the process simpler, with the launch of a national portal for reporting instances of image-based abuse. SEE ALSO: 4 things you should do when you‘re the victim of revenge porn The portal will allow victims to report revenge por

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This ‘Game of Thrones‘ Season 8 casting just debunked one of our favorite theories

The Golden Company is coming to Game of Thrones in Season 8, and now we know who‘s leading it and who isn‘t. Cersei ominously namedropped the infamous sellswords in the Season 7 finale while telling Jaime about her evil scheme to defeat Daenerys and Jon having tricked everyone into thinking Euron Greyjoy had abandoned her and run back to the Iron Islands when in reality, he was jetting off to Essos to hire some mercenaries to beef u

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Fox Sports announcer channels Ron Burgundy in this teleprompter blunder

On Sunday night during the Jaguars-Rams game, Fox Sports announcer Dick Stockton made an awkward teleprompter mistake. And the best his co-host could do was ignore it. SEE ALSO: One omitted letter leads to hilarious live teleprompter error "Look on graphic for the final two bullet points," he read while promoting a halftime report, as a graphic highlighting the top sports stories of the evening popped up on the screen. Stockton continued reading

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Drone-delivered burritos are a real thing, at least for a lucky few

The future is here, and boy is it spicy. Alphabet‘s Project Wing announced Monday that it will start delivering burritos to hungry customers via drone. That‘s right, you can soon have heavenly manna slathered in Australian Jack cheese dropped right on your head that is, if you happen to live in the outskirts of the Australian Capital Territory. Project Wing, one of Alphabet‘s "moonshot factories" under the X umbrella, is testin

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Screenwriter close to Weinstein calls out Hollywood: ‘Everybody f**king knew‘

If you‘ve tired of hearing Hollywood A-listers feign shock while sending proverbial "thoughts and prayers" to Harvey Wesintein‘s sexual assault victims, you‘re not alone. Scott Rosenberg, a screenwriter (Beautiful Girls, Con Air, High Fidelity) who worked closely with Weinstein and Co. for a little under a decade, has had enough of the bullshit, too. And he‘s saying something not too many people in the industry are saying

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Pennywise the pumpkin is haunting doorsteps because ‘It‘ balloon pranks just weren‘t enough

As It became one of the highest grossing horror movies, red balloons, a signature of villain Pennywise the clown, were popping up all over the place to spook the living hell out of us. As if that trendy prank wasn‘t enough, people are channeling Pennywise again this time in the form of creepy jack-o‘-lanterns. SEE ALSO: How to make your own ‘It‘ Pennywise cake, if eating clowns is your thing Pennywise the clown, who infa

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The #MeToo hashtag was used in an enormous number of tweets

Following a week of more devastating and disturbing news about film producer Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano took to social media to ask women to share their own personal experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. In a message posted Sunday, she asked Twitter users to reply "me too" to her tweet if they had been sexually harassed or assaulted in order to "give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." They respond

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Police warn people on Facebook not to fly their drones near wildfires

A drone flying near a wildfire in Northern California forced helicopters to stay grounded and the California High Patrol (CHP) was not happy about it. On Sunday, it posted an all-uppercase warning to the public on Facebook: "FIRE FIGHTING PLANES CANNOT FLY IF YOUR DRONE IS IN THE AIR." SEE ALSO: The science behind the fast-moving wildfires that are devastating California Police found and cited a 24-year-old man for flying the drone, according to

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The Academy has expelled Harvey Weinstein. That‘s a start.

Now that Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the obvious question presents itself: What now? While Weinstein is an unusually high-profile figure whose identity was closely tied with the Oscars, he certainly wasn‘t the only person accused of predatory behavior within the Academy‘s ranks. Bill Cosby remains a member of the Academy, for example, as does Roman Polanski. Does it follow,

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5 crucial ways men can help end sexual assault

If you‘ve paid any attention to social media in the past 24 hours, you‘ve seen #MeToo, the viral hashtag that women have used to acknowledge, even in two simple words, that they‘ve experienced sexual harassment and assault. SEE ALSO: Women endure a lifetime of sexual harassment even before they enter the workplace The number of people who‘ve shared or discussed a #MeToo post is staggering. That so many women have experienc

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The ‘First of all‘ meme is the sass the world needs right now

Nothing good happens when someone starts with the phrase, "First of all." You know some major sass is about to come at you. And that‘s basically the premise of the best new meme on Twitter. The first sentence starts with a premise said to one person, and the followup is a salty and funny response. SEE ALSO: Child president tries to talk to little boy who mowed White House lawn, gets memed instead While the meme‘s been kicking around f

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A futurist and innovations expert explains what is and isn‘t real about AI in movies

Jay Iorio, futurist and Innovations Director for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association, joins us to talk about artificial intelligence on screen. Could we really fall in love with Her? Are Westworld‘s ‘reveries‘ within reach? How does a Terminator know what‘s funny? Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more...More about Hbo, Artificial Intelligence, Anthony H

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Tesla reportedly shipped Powerpacks to Puerto Rico

Elon Musk tweeted last week that Tesla would shift its attentions to help with the aid and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Now, it appears that the company is making good on his word: Tesla has reportedly begun to ship its Powerpack batteries, which can be used to store large amounts of energy generated by the sun and other means, to the island. These are Tesla‘s massive batteries meant for comm

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