RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) – David Hanson has two little Zenos to care for these days. There’s his 18-month-old son Zeno, who prattles and smiles as he bounds through his father’s cramped office. Then there’s the robotic Zeno. It can’t speak or walk yet, but has blinking eyes that can track people and a face that captivates with a range of expressions.
At 17 inches tall and 6 pounds, the artificial Zeno is the culmination of five years of work by Hanson and a small group of engineers, designers and programmers at his company, Hanson Robotics. They believe there’s an emerging business in the design and sale of lifelike robotic companions, or social robots.
The faithkeepers at FAB Gear USA sent me an email reminder:
Happy Breakaway Day! As you may recall, Earth’s moon was ripped out of orbit by a massive nueclear explosion 8 years ago – on September 13th, 1999. We here at Fab Gear always raise a glass to the 311 souls lost on Moonbase Alpha on this day, and hope you’ll join us. May the wind alwyas be at their backs, and may the road rise to meet them.
We’ve got lots of new merchandise arriving every week, please do keep checking the website.
Thanks again for everyone’s well wishes and support, we truly appreciate it!
Have a great weekend, and remember to party like it’s 1999!
Anthony & Rob
May we never forget!
Google/YouTube has had it right under their noses and have done nothing. Eejits!
I’d damn well make time to watch this as a series.
Previously in this blog:
Creators: It Begins!
Quote Of The Day: Matt Stone Of South Park
Creators And Writers Guild Of America: Take Note!
Another Egghead Out To Fuck Writers (And Other Creators) Out Of Their Just Rewards
YouTube Vs. P2P: YouTube Wins?
Kill Me Now, Kill Me Now, Kill Me Now
The Amazon Unbox Player
And selecting a version for Portable Devices get a PlaysForSure DRMed version that won’t play on an iPod. Major retarded.
Amazon has those four free NBC pilots. Go torment yourself…
Previously in this blog:
Is Google Better Than Spy Agencies?
A Third Post-iTunes Fable For NBC: Steve Jobs Is Journeyman
A Second Post-iTunes Fable For NBC: You Got Chucked!
Should Apple Turn iTunes Into A Platform?
NBC: Stop Being Blonde!
NBC To Give Away Show Pilots
Journeyman: Still Unleaked!
Fall Network TV Doom Watch List
Journeyman: All Available Vids
Journeyman: No Leak, But Two YouTube Vids
NBC: Leak Journeyman NOW! Early Reports NOT Good!
YouTube: NBC Fall Preview
ABC Kicks NBC’s Ass For Fall TV Buzz
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman NOW!
Now NBC Has Pissed Me Off!
Journeyman: Interesting Bits
Hey You Three. Email NBC!
Journeyman Still Not Leaked
September 2005: NBC Promotes A New Earl Show
I Give NBC A Kick To The Nuts. It’s Called An Incentive.
Now Sinfest Persecutes Me!
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman, Dammit!!
Bourne Ultimatum? Yes. Journeyman? No.
Brightcove: Journeyman Preview
DailyMotion: Ha. Ha. Ha.
Are The Suits Using P2P To Hype Their Shows?
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon
— went to the head of my Endless Book Queue because of this.
About Time (short stories) by Jack Finney
(a re-read or 2nd re-read…)
— Finney is always a delight. Of the twelve stories, the final two are ringers and not about time travel at all. One of the time travel stories has a man who goes into the past using a car. Hmmmm, I’m looking at you, Back to the Future.
Ocean by Warren Ellis, Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.
— I surprised you with this, eh? It hadn’t been listed in Reading. Got it from the NYPL unexpectedly. It’s a neat little tale. The art is nearly like motion picture storyboards. It’s also been optioned for a movie. Someone page Ridley Scott or David Lynch. There’s one problem I had with this book: its presentation. It read like one book. It turns out it was a series and this is a compilation. I didn’t find this out until I saw a cover gallery in the back. That really pissed me off. I think the covers should have been chapter breaks. And what’s this — no page numbers?! How can I quote anything without citing a page number?!