Alexa Ruins Families [video]

Alexa! The Echo works great, but there are moments when we could probably bludgeon the device… well, you know, generic digital assistant problems. This video by cartoonist Lauren Lorenzo shows Alexa being introduced to her father and 98-year old grandmother. A very interesting conversation ensues as the family tries to get talking to the new Echo device.

Supernatural Is Headed To Scooby Doo, And We Love The Idea

CW show Supernatural is headed to the world of the old favorite show – Scooby Doo. This time around, a (magic?) TV transports the duo into the world of cartoons, and they soon realize they’re in Scooby Doo’s world. Of course, this is not the first time the Winchester Brothers will find themselves transported to a (different) TV Show. The Scooby Doo episode is upping the stakes.

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The Monster [Short Film]

The Monster is a short film by Director Damien Kazan. Set in the late ’90s, the film presents a coming of age story. The film takes a look at the life of a young teen and (some) teen troubles. One would assume “real” monsters don’t really have a part to play in teen troubles, but in this film, they do. While certainly not your regular James P. Sullivan, I imagine the monster is just an awkward monster, who turns out to be a wingman.

“Clearly, that’s not what The Monster is about”, you say.

To which, I say, I want to believe.

So Here’s a Video of a Fidget Spinner Spinning in Space

A fidget spinner in space! How long does it spin? I'm not sure, but it’s a great way to experiment with Newton’s laws of motion! pic.twitter.com/5xIJDs2544 — Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade) October 13, 2017 So how does a fidget spinner behave in space? Well, now you can know thanks to a video uploaded by astronaut Randy …

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Boston Dynamics SpotMini Robot Contends With Aggressive Human Stopping It

A few days ago, we saw Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot opening a door. That’s quite a feat for a bot, but what happens when you increase the difficulty for the robot? Here’s the bot trying to open a door, while a man tries to stop it. The robot continues to persevere in its attempt to open the door, even as the human puts several obstructions in its path.

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Watch This Robot Open a Door For Its Robot Buddy

Here’s a cool video of Boston Dynamics SpotMini quadruped robot opening a door for its SpotMini buddy. Opening a door – while quite a simple move for humans, can be quite a feat for robots. Here we see the first SpotMini end up being helpless at the door (no surprise there), until its buddy shows …

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Holy F__k – A Hilarious Short Film About an Exorcism

Holy F__k by Chris Chalklen is a hilarious short film about an exorcism. It starts off quite “The Exorcist” style, but rather than going for horror, the film goes for humor. The idea of the film came from a story on Subreddit WritingPrompts. The film has been played at 39 international festivals, and has won …

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