Angry Robot

Data teleportation: The quantum space race

totally crazy stuff (via)

popSLATE, an iPhone case with an e-ink screen on it

soon I will be able to buy an iPhone for my iPhone to use.


Iron Giant: Up close with Kuratas, the $1.4 million, 4-ton mech robot

“When I was a kid, I thought there were going to be giant robots in the future. But no matter how long I waited, people were only able to make small robots, like Asimo. Eventually, I thought ‘I can’t wait anymore,’ and set out to make one myself.”

The known unknowns of Rob Ford’s near future

“It is fun to speculate how it will all turn out, but impossible to say.”

Wii Can't Go On, Wii'll Go On

interesting review of the Wii U crossed with a history of Nintendo.

Metrolinx promises Downtown Relief Line by 2028

the provincial transit body’s latest plan pushes up the DRL quite a bit. But it also made no mention of extending the Eglinton line to the airport, which is a huge mistake.

Matt Haughey – Why I love Twitter and barely tolerate Facebook

The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

okay then!

The Brydge

this was a Kickstarter project to make a good keyboard for the iPad and looks like they are finally ready to ship – they are saying they will ship by Christmas.

Security Flaw In Common Keycard Locks Exploited In String Of Hotel Room Break-Ins


Ho-lee shit. This is from Brave Robotics, a Japanese company that says “We can build 1/12 scale transform robat for you.” Yes please! (thanks y)

Mitt Romney’s Final Share of the Popular Vote Will Probably Be Close to 47%

Rob Ford’s Out of Office: What Happens Next?

a lot hinges on the stay of penalty

Mayor Rob Ford kicked from office, found guilty of conflict of interest

HOLY F. Did not at all expect the judge would rule this way. Also, not sure it’s great news – plays right into his re-election campaign, where he blames all his blunders on a left-wing conspiracy.

Alleged harassment over Twitter leads to criminal charges for Toronto man

the guy who does the “Honesty is the best poetry” signs

The Independent Film Plot Summary Generator

Devastated by mental illness / the loss of a loved one / a traumatic accident / the war in Iraq, protagonist(s) discovers / must overcome their fear of / must learn to accept: a teenage call girl / life in the circus / a long-lost family member / bike couriers.

Poll suggests Olivia Chow could beat Ford and Vaughan in three-way race

“She obviously does well in the old city of Toronto, but she also does well in the suburbs. It also shows that, even with another credible centre-left candidate in the race splitting that vote, Chow can win.”

Talk from Spacing founder Shawn Micallef re: urban-suburban divide in Toronto. No stunning new points, but interesting in conjunction with this Grid article which posits that Toronto’s “creative class” members are moving to Hamilton. They’d rather do that than live in Scarborough?

Cars parking in critical Jarvis 5th lane

“The Great Toronto Bait & Switch is complete”

The Making of The Chronic

great article via the funk, which just turned 8.

Films Dispense With Storytelling Conventions

Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott discuss an experimental streak in recent film output. Contains mention of “mind-game film” as a category

Empire Jedi Writer Lawrence Kasdan Onboard For Sequel In New Trilogy

a good sign.

Oliver Stone’s Alternate States

Oliver Stone has a history documentary series on Showtime that Harper’s likes:

Stone and Kuznick should continue the worthy battle for an alternative historical discussion in the United States. The desire to believe that America is exceptional and inherently good has harmed and endangered this country. Let those who disagree with them—and there will likely be many—speak up sincerely and armed with facts, and in so doing help to expunge romance and myth from our conception of our nation.

The Quiet Ones

Two words: in-ear headphones.