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Why You Should Never Stand Behind a Table Saw

There were a couple of unbreakable rules in design & tech classes. One of them was to always wear safety glasses. Another was to never, under any circumstance stand behind a table saw while it’s operating. Why? Read More >>

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I Flew an Expensive Drone Into a Fence at Top Speed and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

I swear it was an accident. For two weeks, I flew the DJI Phantom 4 as often as possible, to learn about its quirky but impressive feature set. When it came time for the final test — seeing how obstacle avoidance worked at high speeds — it slipped my mind that the technology doesn’t work at all at high speeds. Read More >>

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This Company Wants to Start a New Sports League with Giant Fighting Robots

It wasn’t the sound that was so shocking. It was the air itself that hit me as I stood mere feet from the polycarbonate resin wall that separated people from the 100-kilo remotely controlled battling robots inside the combat arena. Read More >>

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The One Big Problem With VR 

At this week’s SIGGRAPH design conference, I spent two days wandering between basketball courts with Tron-like motion capture suits and CGI-rendered roads. But I spent most of my time in a place called the VR Village, a dark, throbbing corner where I saw the awkward future. Read More >>